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A new periodic table classifies droplet motions

A team led by Paul Steen , the Maxwell M. Upson Professor in Engineering, has created a periodic table of droplet motions, inspired in part by parallels between the symmetries of atomic orbitals, which determine elements’ positions on the classic periodic table, and the energies that determine droplet shapes.

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Duncan and Reimer publish the second edition of Chemical Engineering Design and Analysis: An Introduction

The new edition - published by Cambridge University Press in January 2019 - evolved from 20 years of use in EngrI 112: Introduction to Chemical Engineering and EngrD 219: Mass & Energy Balances at Cornell and ChemEng 40: Introduction to Chemical Engineering Design and ChemEng 140: Process Analysis at UC Berkeley. Duncan and Reimer use design as the central theme to introduce students to the course in mass and energy balances. Employers and accreditations increasingly stress the importance of design in the engineering curriculum, and design-driven analysis will motivate students to dig deeply...

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Digital ag is Cornell’s newest radical collaboration initiative

By: Cornell Chronicle

The initiative task force is led by Susan McCouch , the Barbara McClintock Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics, and two associate directors - Abe Stroock, the William C. Hooey Director and Gordon L. Dibble ’50 Professor; and Hakim Weatherspoon, associate professor of computer science. The initiative draws faculty from agriculture and life sciences, engineering (including Prof. Fengqi You), computing and information science, and veterinary medicine. They are joined on the task force by six researchers representing electrical and computer engineering, natural resources, the School of...

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To conserve energy, AI clears up cloudy forecasts: A team of master’s students in the Smith School helped to develop the Toboggan Lodge case study

By: Cornell Chronicle

A new approach developed by Fengqi You , the Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professor in Energy Systems Engineering, predicts the accuracy of the weather forecast using a machine learning model trained with years’ worth of data on forecasts and actual weather conditions. You combined that predictor with a mathematical model that considers building characteristics including the size and shape of rooms, the construction materials, the location of sensors and the position of windows.

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Alabi Group publication selected as one of Nature editors’ picks for their 1 year anniversary collection

Joseph Brown of the Alabi Group, was recognized again for the paper: “Antibacterial isoamphipathic oligomers highlight the importance of multimeric lipid aggregation for antibacterial potency.” The publication has been selected as one of Nature editors’ picks for their 1 year anniversary collection: https://go.nature.com/2WvYkko Stating, "we chose this paper for the collection because of the high quality of the work, its interdisciplinary nature, and the potential for this study to lead to novel antimicrobial agents." Additional authors include Zeinab Mohammed, Christine M. Artim, Dana N....

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Aravind Natarajan, of the DeLisa Group, was elected to the Bouchet Honor Society

This is a highly competitive honor, awarded to only five graduate students at Cornell. And given to individuals that embody the five founding principles of character, leadership, advocacy, service, and scholarship, as a way to encourage high-level scholarship to coexist with service and advocacy. Other notable Cornell inductees from the past include M-P Robinson, Jade Noble, and Prof. Avery August. To read more about the society, please visit: https://gradschool.cornell.edu/diversity-inclusion/bouchet-honor-society/bouchet-graduate-honor-society-scholars/ To read more about the DeLisa Group...

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Prof. Matt DeLisa elected to Fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology

The American Academy of Microbiology , the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology, recognizes excellence, originality, and leadership in the microbiological sciences. Academy Fellows are eminent leaders in the field of microbiology and are relied upon for authoritative advice and insight on critical issues in microbiology. To read about other Fellows in the American Academy of Microbiology, please visit: https://www.asm.org/index.php/aam-fellows.

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