Professor Lindsay Anderson's project "Maximizing renewable energy integration: Optimal management of uncertainty with responsive demand" was selected for a 2015 NSF Career Award. The project will 1) Build the tools to accurately describe intermittent renewable resources, such as wind and solar, to better characterize the uncertainties and interactions for tractable representation in stochastic optimization methods, 2) Characterize responsive demand resources across multiple time scales including characteristics, constraints and uncertainties of various classes, and 3) Develop the multi-period stochastic optimization framework that includes DR into a scalable security constrained unit commitment model by including dispatchable DR resources as stochastic constraints, with additional constraints on frequency and duration of response, and to ensure that the solutions generated are available in reasonable time frames to benefit power system operations. See additional information in CALS Notes. Read more
2015 IBE BioExpo Research Symposium
Mar 19, 2015
Congratulations to Lena Liu, Shiva Chettiar, Jeffrey Tokman, and Aditya Misra, the poster competition winners for the 2015 IBE BioExpo. Richard Montagna, Senior VP for Scientific and Clinical Affairs, Rheonix, Inc. and Brian Kirby, Associate Professor, MAE Cornell, were the guest speakers for this year's event. Thank you to Steven Tsai, Stephanie Cheng, and the IBE BioExpo Planning Committee!
Several graduate engineering fields at Cornell are in the top 10 in U.S. News and World Report’s 2016 "Best Graduate Schools" rankings, released March 10. Cornell Law School was ranked 13th overall and Johnson was ranked 16th. Read more
In a Cornell study of rats, researchers engineered a common gut bacteria, which when taken orally, helped control diabetes with the body’s own insulin. The study was published Jan. 27 in the journal Diabetes. Read more
BEE Professor Emeritus Bill Jewell's book has been released by The Internet First University Press, with a companion oral history interview conducted by Professor Beth Ahner (to go to the interview, go to "BEE Department History" from the above link and search for "Jewel"). The material "traces the arc of his professorial career as a teacher and researcher. His early interests in environmental issues, under-girded by his early interests in utilizing higher plants as a remediation tool, led him to some unique areas of research and teaching interests. He was one of the early explorers of how to blend his academic interests in environmental and ecological engineering with an entrepreneurial direction. He reflects upon the joys and miseries associated with his pioneering work that straddles the two distinctly different cultures of academia and the world of commerce." This work was assisted by Professor Emeriti Bob Cooke and Ken King. Read more
"A Cause in Common," an article in the Fall 2014 PeriodiCALS magazine, discusses Professor Minglin Ma'sProtective Packaging, and Professor John March'sEnlisting the Intestine as part of CALS efforts towards bolster prevention and develop novel treatments of Type 2 diabetes. (See article beginning on page 14 of the embedded link). Read more
"Milestones and Marvels," an article in the Fall 2014 PeriodiCALS magazine, includes notes from BEE: Professor Dan Luo's 2006 "First DNA-based hydrogel for applications including controlled drug release and tissue engineering." Professor Todd Walter's 2000 "Cornell faculty help develop the internationally recognized New York City watershed protection plan, assuring a quality water supply for more than 9 million customers." Professor Jean Hunter's 1997 "NASA grant to develop meals astronauts can prepare from a limited set of crops to be grown hydroponically in space."
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"My Cornell Story," an article in the Fall 2014 PeriodiCALS magazine, highlights the amazing journey of ABEN graduate Michelle Adelman, '89, from Ithaca to NYC to Botswana, Africa. Her tagline "I cannot make this stuff up" leads into a fascinating story. (See article beginning on page 40 of the embedded link). Read more