A Year in Review

2014 proved to be a busy and exciting one for the School. Here are some of the year’s highlights.

Professors Nayar and Vunjak-Novakovic Elected to the National Academy of Inventors

Their achievements demonstrate “a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.”

Startup Seamless Devices Launches from Prof. Peter Kinget’s Lab

Seamless Devices aims to address critical limitations faced by semiconductor technologies.

IEEE Magazine Pays Special Tribute to Professor Yannis Tsividis

The latest issue of IEEE Solid-State Circuits Magazine is devoted to Tsividis' remarkable career and strong influence.


Two Columbia Engineering seniors—Sonia Bansal and Haris Durrani—will present their research at the prestigious National Collegiate Research Conference (NCRC) in January.

SEAS Attracts Large Cohort of Talented Graduate Students from South America

This fall, the School welcomed 63 South American Master of Science and doctoral students.

Prof. Vunjak-Novakovic Named AAAS Fellow

Vunjak-Novakovic is being honored "for distinguishing contributions to the field of tissue engineering."

Unusual Electronic State Found in New Class of Unconventional Superconductors

A team of scientists has discovered an unusual form of electronic order in a new family of unconventional superconductors.

An Interview with Kathy McKeown

Professor McKeown talks about women in science, using natural language processing to describe disasters, and more.

SEAS Construction: Mudd Entrance Reopens

Major changes to the fourth floor of the Mudd Building will be underway during Winter Break.

Columbia Entrepreneurs Battle It Out in Elevator Pitch Competition

Nearly 40 teams got just 60 seconds to pitch their new business ideas to a group of judges during the Columbia Engineering Fast Pitch competition.

Want the Attention of the Audience? Introduce a New Gesture

Columbia researchers set up an experiment to correlate the level of audience interest with specific hand gestures made by a speaker.

Gala Celebrates the School’s 150th Birthday

A record-breaking crowd of more than 800 guests celebrated Columbia Engineering's 150th anniversary with an elegant gala held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

Foundation for the Future: Symposium Highlights 150 Years of Discovery and Innovation

Growing human bone, building smarter infrastructures, harnessing big data, and developing new tools for brain imaging were just some of the exciting topics that took center stage.

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