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Drug industry’s carbon impact could be cut by half

In a first-of-its-kind analysis, Cornell researchers and partners at the Clinton Health Access Initiative found that pharmaceutical producers could reduce their environmental impact by roughly half by optimizing manufacturing processes and supply chain networks and by switching to renewable energy sources. Read more

Gao reappointed as Director of Systems Engineering

By: Cornell Engineering

H. Oliver Gao, the inaugural Howard Simpson Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been reappointed as director of the Systems Engineering program in Cornell Engineering for a four-year term beginning July 1, 2023. “Oliver is a passionate advocate for Systems Engineering,” said Lynden Archer, the Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering. “He has big plans for the program’s future, and I look forward to our continued collaboration.” Cornell’s Systems Engineering program was founded in 1999 in response to industry needs. Over the ensuing decades, it has evolved and... Read more

Professor You receives High-Impact Paper Award from Engineering

Professor Fengqi You recently received a High-Impact Paper Award from Engineering. The award certificate by the journal’s editors-in-chief, Prof. Raj Reddy of Carnegie Mellon University and Prof. Ji Zhou of Chinese Academy of Engineering recognizes Professor You’s 2021 paper titled “Machine learning and data-driven techniques for the control of smart power generation systems: An uncertainty handling perspective.” (vol. 7, no. 9, pp. 1239–1247) Read more

Twelve faculty members elected AAAS fellows

Twelve Cornell and Weill Cornell Medicine faculty members – six of whom are also Cornell alumni – have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. Read more

Whitcomb receives Navy Superior Civilian Service Award

For strengthening national defense through his research and for mentoring students, systems engineering professor Clifford Whitcomb received the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award, one of the highest honors bestowed on civilian employees of the U.S. Navy. Read more

AIChE Journal's Cover Story on Unlocking Climate-Neutral Hydrogen Production

A research article on climate-neutral hydrogen production by CBE M.S. student Apoorv Lal and Professor Fengqi You has been selected for the cover of the January 2023 issue of AIChE Journal, the flagship journal of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The article titled "Targeting Climate-Neutral Hydrogen Production: Integrating Brown and Blue Pathways with Green Hydrogen Infrastructure via a Novel Superstructure and Simulation-Based Life Cycle Optimization" (AIChE J. 2023; 69(1):e17956) offers a promising solution to meet the increasing demand for hydrogen while reducing... Read more