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Carbon nanotube 'ink' may lead to thinner, lighter transistors and solar cells
Using a simple chemical process, scientists at Cornell and DuPont have invented a method of preparing carbon nanotubes for suspension in a semiconducting "ink," which can then be printed into such thin, flexible electronics as transistors and photovoltaic materials.

Researchers develop ultrafast oscilloscope
November 5, 2008
Cornell researchers have created an ultrafast oscilloscope that can plot the waveform of an optical signal with a resolution of less than a trillionth of a second.

Michal Lipson elected a fellow of the Optical Society of America
November 1, 2007
Michal Lipson, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been elected a fellow of the Optical Society of America for her work with silicon nanophotonics.

Integration of carbon nanotube transistor with silicon MOSFET

The work presented by Prof Sandip Tiwari and his graduate student Hao Lin at the recent MRS meeting has been highlighted on the Nature Nanotechnology website.

Electron Tomography: Seeing Nanoparticles in Three Dimensions

CNS researchers David Muller, associate professor of applied and engineering physics, and graduate student Aycan Yurtsever developed an electron microscope capable of reconstructing a full 3-dimensional image of nanoparticles.

Cornell leads universities overall in nanotechnology rankings by leading industry magazine
June 13, 2006
In a series of rankings of university nanotechnology programs by Small Times, a trade magazine devoted to nanotechnology, Cornell ranked in the top 10 in eight out of nine categories, and in the top five in six categories, leading all universities overall.

'We're down to the atom size': Cornell researchers discover how to focus on tiniest of the very small

June 14, 2006
If you need a good picture of a molecule, your first job is getting its atoms to pose for you, says John Silcox, Cornell's David E. Burr Professor of Engineering and an expert in the realm of the very tiny. But atoms are not willing subjects. They jiggle furiously, defying any microscopist who tries to catch them at a standstill. Nor are they polite: The larger atoms in a molecule typically overshadow the smaller ones, making it impossible to view the little ones.

Professor Robert A. Buhrman elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 27, 2006
Robert A. Buhrman, the John Edson Sweet Professor of Engineering and director of Cornell's Center for Nanoscale Systems has been elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

David Muller selected #2 in Top 5 Hot Talks from the Fall 2005 MRS Meeting
December 15, 2005
From tissue engineering to environmental nanotechnology, the 2005 MRS Fall Meeting, held last month in Boston, brought together over 5,100 attendees from all sectors of the global materials science and engineering communities. Over 4,700 oral and poster presentations were featured (from 42 technical symposia), and of them, the following were selected as the Top 5 Hot Talks/Cool Papers of the week & for research that translates to general public interest or application. Potential hot talks/cool papers were identified by the Fall Meeting symposium organizers; the Top 5 were selected from this group by the MRS Public Outreach Committee (POC). Although not a formal competition, this service of the POC is intended to increase awareness of materials research and its importance in our everyday lives.

Silcox named interim director of NSF's Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility
September 21, 2005
While faculty and administrators at the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility (CNF) search for a new director, John Silcox, the David E. Burr Professor of Engineering at Cornell University, will take over Oct. 1 as interim director.

Cornell ranks fourth in nation according to Washington Monthly, tops in engineering physics according to peers
August 31, 2005
The first annual college guide introduced by the magazine Washington Monthly has ranked Cornell University fourth in the nation, leaving Yale and Harvard in the dust at 15th and 16th. At the same time, in its 2005 ranking of engineering programs at universities in the United States, U.S. News and World Report has placed Cornell first in engineering science and engineering physics.

Cornell Panel Discusses Ethics of Nanotechnology in Science (Cornell Daily Sun.12 April 2004)

New Kavli Institute at CU to explore future of nanoscale science (Cornell Chronicle, March 11, 2004)

Making light work on silicon chips

Anthony Annunziata, a CNS funded junior student working with Professor Beth Parks on high frequency properties of carbon-nanotubes at Colgate University, a partner in the Center for Nanoscale Systems has been awarded the 2004 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. For more information please see the press announcement from Colgate University.

Yuanjia Zhang, a CNS Graduate Student in the Malliaras group was awarded the Gold Graduate Student Awards at the 2004 MRS Spring Meeting for her research on 30 nm channel length organic transistors

Opening of the CNS Nanoscale Shared Characterization facility (Photo, Cornell Chronicle, May 22, 2003)

Cornell nanotech center shows teachers how to excite students with physics (Cornell Chronicle, April 4, 2002)

NSF awards $11.6 million to Cornell University to create Center for Nanoscale Systems in Information Technologies (September 19, 2001)

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