In a new study published in Science, Columbia Engineering researchers demonstrate that graphene, even if stitched together from many small crystalline grains, is almost as strong as graphene in its perfect crystalline form.
The Society of Columbia Graduates (SOCG) has selected Shih-Fu Chang, the Richard Dicker Professor of Telecommunications, as one of its two recipients of the Great Teacher Award, an honor given annually to professors for exemplary undergraduate teaching at Columbia College and Columbia Engineering.
WordsEye, the text-to-image software startup co-founded by computer science PhD candidates Bob Coyne and Daniel Bauer, recently won the grand prize—a $100,000 award—at the Fourth Annual New York Business Plan Competition.
Having won a 2012 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QInF) a year ago, electrical engineering PhD candidates Sunwoo Lee and Michael Lekas have put their $100,000 award to such good use that they have now won a 2013 QInF, for another $100,000 to devote to their innovative research involving graphene and wireless devices.
Distinguished Columbia Engineering alumna Alicia Abella MS'93, MPhil'94, PhD'95 has been awarded the University Medal for Excellence, which will be presented to her May 22 at Commencement. The Medal for Excellence is awarded annually and bestowed on an outstanding Columbia graduate under the age of 45.