Continuing the tagline "anything, as long as it's small', a recent Cornell Research article by Jackie Swift showcases the proof-of-principle nanomachines produced by Paul McEuen and collaborators. Building on previous work with electronically actuated two dimensional bimorphs and electronic devices, this new class of machine opens up a new possibilities that bring to reality Richard Feynman's insight that 'There is plenty of room at the bottom'.
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Paul, along with Prof. Itai Cohen, co-organized this year's Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) Symposium. Postdoc Marc Miskin spoke about “2D Materials for the Fabrication of Micron-Sized, Autonomous Origami Machines.” You can read more about Marc's talk and the event itself in the Cornell Chronicle.
Paul, along with Prof. David Muller, is co-chair of the new hiring initiative task force at Cornell that's focusing on recruiting and retaining faculty in nanoscale science and microsystems engineering. The Cornell Chronicleinterviewed Paul to learn more about this initiative.
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The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has named three Cornell faculty members, including KIC Director Paul McEuen, among its 197 new fellows for 2015. The fellows are among “The world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists and civic, business and philanthropic leaders.” Read more in the Cornell Chronicle.
Physicists in the McEuen research group use the principles of kirigami to manipulate graphene, laying the groundwork for future nano-machines. Both Co-Directors of KIC, Paul McEuen and David Muller, contributed to the July 2015 article in Nature. Read more and see videos of the graphene kirigami in action in the Cornell Chronicle.
Graduate student Kathryn McGill, from the McEuen Group, along with fellow Cornell physics grad student Flip Tanedo, attended the first annual ComSciCon workshop at Harvard. You can read more about their experiences in this Cornell Chronicle feature.
Paul talks with his grad student, Katie McGill, on research and writing.
2013 LASSP PhD candidates Katie McGill and Jesse Silverberg have launched a video series with interviews of Cornell faculty. As their title "Soft Matters: Talking Physics, Talking Life" suggests they'll be exploring and sharing personal stories of work, life and discovery of doing science at Cornell.