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Samaranayake named to Popular Science’s Brilliant 10

By: Syl Kacapyr

Each year, Popular Science embarks on a nationwide search to find its ‘Brilliant 10,’ a roster of 10 early-career scientists and engineers developing ingenious approaches to solving the world’s grand challenges. This year’s Brilliant 10 includes Samitha Samaranayake, an assistant professor in Cornell’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering who works on mathematical modeling and algorithm design for large-scale transportation systems. Popular Science’s 2022 list of “the top up-and-coming minds in science” was published Oct. 19, and cites Samaranayake’s work to design algorithms to help... Read more

Awards honor excellence in engineering teaching and advising

Passionate, committed, encouraging, approachable, incredible – these are just a few of the adjectives used to describe faculty members receiving teaching and advising awards at the 2022 Cornell Engineering Fall Faculty Reception hosted Sept. 22 in the Statler Ballroom. College Teaching Awards The College Teaching Awards recognize outstanding instructors across many dimensions including lecturing; developing novel curriculum, implementing teaching innovations, or novel pedagogy; exceptional mentoring of students; enhancements of instructional laboratories; mentoring of other faculty, or other... Read more

Reed elected AGU Fellow

Patrick Reed, Joseph C. Ford Professor of Engineering, was elected as an American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Fellow. He joined 53 other individuals in the 2022 Class of Fellows. Since 1962, the AGU Union Fellows Committee has selected less than 0.1% of members as new Fellows. AGU notes that Fellows are selected because they have made outstanding achievements and contributions by pushing forward the frontiers of our science. Fellows embody AGU’s vision of a thriving, sustainable, and equitable future powered by discovery, innovation, and action. “I am very humbled to join the 2022 class of AGU... Read more

Gadikota receives NSF Early Career Award

Dr. Greeshma Gadikota, Assistant Professor and Croll Sesquicentennial Fellow, in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell, has been awarded the prestigious NSF Early CAREER award for her project titled, "Confinement Induced Structural Evolution of Calcium- and Magnesium- Carbonates in Architected Siliceous Nanochannels." Gadikota said, "Removing CO2 emissions at the scale of several gigatons from air and permanently storing these emissions is essential for a sustainable climate. CO2 storage as solid carbonates in earth abundant porous silica-rich geologic environments is a... Read more