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May 28, 2022


Congratulations to the group members who graduated this weekend from the MSE department, including Aine Connolly (Ph.D.), Tse-Wei (Ruby) Pan (M.S.), Elynn Jensen (M.S.), Joanne Tsai (M.S.), Daphne Lucana (B.S.) and Sophia Chen (B.S.)! 

May 17, 2023

Congratulations to Aine Connolly for passing her B exam!

Congratulations to Aine Connolly for successfully defending her thesis work, "Metastable Phase Formation and Materials Discovery in Complex Oxide Thin Films via Laser Spike Annealing". After graduation, she will be moving to Menlo Park, CA to pursue technical consulting with Exponent. We wish her all the best! 

February 17, 2023

Farewell dinner for Duncan Sutherland

After many years of hard work, Dr. Duncan Sutherland has successfully defended his Ph.D. and is moving to Gaithersburg, MD to work for NIST. We wish him all the best in his coming adventure!  

January 13, 2023

Congratulations to Duncan Sutherland for successfully defending his thesis work, "Autonomous Methods Enable Discovery of Metastable Materials"! 

March 8, 2022

Kwan T. Tan, who gained his Ph.D. in 2014 under the direction of Ulrich Wiesner and Michael O. Thompson, was recognized as one of thirteen outstanding early career polymer scientists who have been leading "cutting-edge, novel, and impactful research" and was invited to publish in a special issue of ACS Polymers Au. His article is titled “Transient Laser-Annealing-Induced Mesophase Transitions of Block Copolymer–Resol Thin Films” and can be read at this link. 

December 17, 2021

A new artificial intelligence tool developed by Cornell researchers promises to help speed up searches for novel metastable materials with unique properties in fields such as renewable energy and microelectronics.  The research is featured on the Cornell Chronicle (linked in title) or can be read fully in the Science Advances paper at this link.

April 13, 2021

During the 2021-1 run cycle at the FMB-beamline of MSN-C, an interdisciplinary group of researchers based at Cornell University demonstrated the first use of an AI-directed, fully-automated process for thin-film metastable materials exploration.  The research is featured on the CHESS website (linked above) or can be read in the CHESS bulletin at this link.

August 17, 2020

Congratulations to our graduating M.S. students! 

Congratulations to Alex Wu, Vidit Gupta, and Sudarshan Sundar for passing their M exams this summer and graduating from Cornell. We would also like to congratulate Duncan Sutherland and Aine Connolly for passing their A exams, and Katie Gann and Ming-Chiang Chang for passing their Q exams! 

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