First to Tweet from Space, Now a Professor at SEAS!

Mike Massimino, one of NASA’s most popular astronauts, is now a fulltime Professor of Professional Practice in Mechanical Engineering.

New Non-Invasive Technique Controls the Size of Molecules Penetrating the Blood-Brain Barrier

A new technique developed by Professor Elisa Konofagou has demonstrated for the first time that the size of molecules penetrating the blood-brain barrier can be controlled using acoustic pressure—the pressure of an ultrasound beam—to let specific molecules through.

Milestones

EpiBone, cofounded by Prof. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, has received funding from Breakout Labs, a nonprofit that supports scientific innovation in startups “that drive radical science to advance human health.”

Professor Wang Wins EMBS Early Career Achievement Award

EMBS, the world's largest society of biomedical engineers, cited Prof. Wang's “contribution to neural engineering and biomedical instrumentation."

Technique Simplifies Creation of High-Tech Crystals

Researchers from Columbia and Princeton propose that photonic crystals could be created from a mixture in which particles of one type are dispersed throughout another material.

Adam Sobel | Sustainability: Extreme Weatherman

Professor Adam Sobel has turned to the tropics as the focus of his research on the dynamics of climate and weather.

Columbia Startup Lab in Full Swing

Columbia Engineering Dean Mary C. Boyce joined University President Lee C. Bollinger, fellow Columbia deans, and elected officials at the ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 15.

Recent Honors for Prof. Lavaei’s Innovative Research in Networks

Electrical Engineering Assistant Professor Javad Lavaei has recently garnered a string of honors for his research in building an innovative, computational backbone to transform the power grid.

Steve WaiChing Sun | Predicting Faulting, Landslides, & Soil Liquefaction

Steve WaiChing Sun, assistant professor of civil engineering and engineering mechanics, is improving predictions of large-scale field problems with insight from small-scale observations and simulations.

Tony Jebara | Data Science: Creating Intelligent Machines

Specializing in the science of machine learning, Jebara studies the fundamental principles of learning, combines statistics and computer science, and develops algorithms that inform the programming that allows computers to learn rules from data, adapt to changes, and improve performance with experience.

Ferrari Makes a Pit Stop at Columbia

Representatives from Columbia Engineering, the Santander Group, and Ferrari gathered on campus to discuss support for a Ferrari student internship and research opportunities at the Engineering School.

Patricia J. Culligan | Urban Infrastructure: City Green, Coastal Green

Culligan’s fascination with green roof technology combines her experience in civil engineering and soil mechanics with her desire to solve the challenges associated with dense urban environments.

Reconnecting at Reunion 2014

Nearly 400 Columbia Engineering alumni returned to Morningside Heights to celebrate Alumni Reunion Weekend, held May 29 to June 1.

Open House Showcases Robotics for Rehabilitation

Sunil Agrawal is melding robots and humans, all in an effort to rehabilitate various patient groups like stroke victims and assist those with debilitating motor functions.

Data Science Institute Details New MS Program

The new program will give students a leg up in the exciting, burgeoning field of big data.
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