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Professor Fengqi You

Professor Fengqi You Elected as AIChE Fellow

Fengqi You, the Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professor in Energy Systems Engineering in the Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, was elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) by the AIChE Board of Directors. Read more

ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering Journal cover

Professor Fengqi You and systems Ph.D student publish cover article in ACS journal

By: ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Energy

Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professor Fengqi You and systems Ph.D. student Ning Zhao, had their research featured on the cover of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering with artwork by Rob Kurcoba, graphic designer for Cornell Engineering. The article, "Toward Carbon-Neutral Electric Power Systems in the New York State: a Novel Multi-Scale Bottom-Up Optimization Framework Coupled with Machine Learning for Capacity Planning at Hourly Resolution," appears in the February 7 issue of the journal, and concludes that "expanding electricity storage capacities can reduce the total decarbonization... Read more

National Academy of Engineering

Paul Mensah '94 Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

By: National Academy of Engineering

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 111 new members and 22 international members, announced NAE President John L. Anderson today. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,388 and the number of international members to 310. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Read more

Rong Yang

Chemical engineer, animal scientist win 2022 Schwartz awards

By: Cornell Chronicle

Two faculty members – studying topics ranging from reproductive performance in dairy cows to the introduction of living organisms into material design – are winners of 2022 Schwartz Research Funds for Women and Other Underrepresented Faculty in the Life Sciences.. Rong Yang , assistant professor in the Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in the College of Engineering, and Yi Athena Ren , assistant professor of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, each received a $25,000 award. Read more

Giselle Roca, woman with long light hair and a brown shirt

‘Ezra’s Bridge’ to increase minority students in chemical, materials sciences

By: Cornell Chronicle

The story of talented minority students struggling to advance in higher education is one that is all too familiar in STEM-related fields, and one that has inspired the launch of Ezra’s Bridge – a transitional M.S. program that addresses challenges faced by students underrepresented in chemical and materials sciences by providing them with a full-tuition scholarship, research opportunities, mentoring, and professional development. Ezra’s Bridge was launched in August 2021 after Cornell was selected as an American Chemical Society Bridge Program site, with the greater goal of addressing the gap... Read more