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Kathryn McGill attends training on communicating science

Grad students Kathryn McGill of LASSP, and Flip Tanedo of LEPP attended training on communicating science in June.

Sol Gruner reflects on time at CHESS

Sol Gruner and Joel Brock at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source

Prof Sol Gruner wears many hats, including for the past 17 years that of director of the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS).

Paul McEuen talks Graphene and Nanotubes with Discover Magazine

Carbon Nano Tube

In the summer 2013 issue of Discover Magazine Prof Paul McEuen, Director of LASSP and the Kavli Institute at Cornell, gives a Q&A on advances in nanotechnology.

Savage and Cohen find crystals that melt when cooled

John Savage and Itai Cohen have observed an unexpected phenomena in large crystals that melt as they are cooled. Savage, who led the study, is a former postdoc associate for Itai Cohen.

Prof. Eun-Ah Kim Receives Early Career Research Program Award

Professor of physics, Eun-Ah Kim was recently named one of sixty-one selectees for an Early Career Research Program Award from the US Department of Energy.

Shekhawat, Sethna & Zapperi develop unified theory of fracture

Different types of crack formation predicted to occur in a brittle solid when the size of the system or the amount of disorder is varied.

Clean materials like glasses break abruptly. Complex materials like bones and seashells develop many small damaged regions (microcracks) before breaking.

Sol Gruner part of team developing nano compartments to aid drug delivery

Prof Sol Gruner, along with a team of Cornell researchers led by Prof Ulrich Wiesner with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, have created nano particles with multiple compartments

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