Professor Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic Elected to the Institute of Medicine

A groundbreaking researcher in the field of tissue engineering, Vunjak-Novakovic has created two startups in the past two years.


Prof. Changxi Zheng and sophomore Jonny Cohen were guest speakers at the Oct. 21 Forbes Under 30 Summit.

Inspiring Tomorrow's Engineers

Just as Columbia engineers daily take on the world’s most critical technical challenges, the Engineering School’s slate of youth outreach programs is also helping engineer the profession’s next generation.

Net Neutrality Is Fine—The Real Problem Is Elsewhere

As the debate over net neutrality rages, Prof. Vishal Misra examines the economics of the Internet.

Columbia Engineering Magazine: Read the Fall 2014 Issue

Not only is it a milestone year for Columbia Engineering, it is, indeed, a significant moment for engineering overall.

Columbia Confronts the Ebola Crisis

The real-life global problem: Ebola outbreak. The challenge: to develop low-cost technology-driven solutions to meet the tremendous challenges posed by the Ebola crisis.

Researchers Develop World’s Thinnest Electric Generator

Researchers from Columbia Engineering and George Tech have made the first experimental observation of piezoelectricity and the piezotronic effect in an atomically thin material, molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), resulting in a unique electric generator and mechanosensation devices that are optically transparent, extremely light, and very bendable and stretchable.

Northrop Grumman Tests Prof. Krishnaswamy’s World Record CMOS mmWave Power Amplifier

Assistant Professor Harish Krishnaswamy has recently generated a record amount of power output—by a factor of five—using silicon-based nanoscale CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) technology for millimeter-wave power amplifiers. Now Krishnaswamy’s group is working with Northrop Grumman to transition their millimeter-wave power amplifiers to the major aerospace and defense technology company to see it used under real-life conditions.

Prof. Hoe Ling Receives IGS Award

The award, given every four years to researchers who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of geosynthetics, is the highest honor given by the International Geosynthetics Society.

Professor Christine Hendon Wins NIH New Innovator Award

The prestigious award was established in 2007 for young investigators to conduct exceptionally innovative research.

Columbia Design Challenge: Confronting the Ebola Crisis

The Columbia community is invited to participate in an interdisciplinary challenge to design low-cost, technology-driven solutions, including both software and hardware, to address the Ebola crisis.

Prof. Vunjak-Novakovic Wins $6.3M NIH Grant to Design Tissue Chip to Evaluate Drugs

Vunjak-Novakovic's team is developing an integrated heart-liver-vascular model system that mimics the function of the human body and can be used to evaluate therapeutic drugs.

How Things Coil

A team of researchers led by Prof. Eitan Grinspun is using simulation technology designed for Hollywood as a predictive tool for understanding fundamental engineering problems.

Professor Roxana Geambasu Scores a Brilliant 10

Geambasu has been named one of Popular Science’s Brilliant Ten, the magazine’s 13th annual list of the “brightest young minds in science and engineering.”

David Blei | Embracing the Science of Teaching Topics to Machines

Professor Blei's research focuses on topic modeling, a mathematical approach to uncovering the hidden themes in collections of documents.

Celebrating Faculty Excellence

At this year’s Faculty Excellence Celebration, Columbia Engineering honored more than 65 faculty.
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