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Collaborating for Sustainability

Collaborating for Sustainability

By: J. Edward Anthony

“One-third of all food produced in the world is wasted,” says Systems field member Fengqi You. “Some food spoils before it’s ever served. Some goes straight from a person’s plate into the garbage bin. A lot of food waste drops out of the nutrient cycle and winds up decomposing in landfills.” Read more

Fengqi You

Fengqi You wins College of Engineering Teaching Award

Professor Fengqi You has won the Mr. & Mrs. Richard F. Tucker Excellence in Teaching Award. The award was presented at the Fall 2020 Faculty Reception, hosted (virtually) by the College of Engineering at Cornell University. Professor You is the Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professor in Energy Systems Engineering and Croll Sesquicentennial Fellow in the Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. The complete list of winners is provided here: Recipient Department Donor Ilana Brito BME Robert '55 and Vanne '57 Cowie David Bindel CS James and Mary Tien Guillaume Lambert AEP Dorothy... Read more

Fengqi You

Fengqi You Receives AIChE Program Committee's Award for Innovations in Green Process Engineering

Professor Fengqi You has been awarded the 2020 Program Committee's Award for Innovations in Green Process Engineering by American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and Green Process Engineering Association. This award recognizes an individual for contributions to the field of green process engineering for sustainable energy and environment. Professor You was selected for his innovations and fundamental contributions to green engineering and sustainable process systems engineering research. The award consists of a plaque and $1,000. Professor You is also invited to give a plenary lecture... Read more

Professor Patrick Reed

Reed receives 2020 Human-Competitive Awards Gold Medal

Systems field member Patrick Reed, the Joseph C. Ford Professor in civil and environmental engineering, won the top 2020 Gold Medal prize in the global “Humies” competition hosted by the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group in Genetic and Evolutionary Optimization, awarded for the top evolutionary algorithm derived breakthrough that exceeds prior human benchmarks. Reed's research determined the right combination of factors that would enable a four-satellite constellation to maintain nearly continuous 24/7 coverage of almost every point on Earth. Read more