Tag Archive | graduate students

Simulated Compression of Single Chain Polymer Nanoparticles (SCPN)

Graduate student Suwon Bae has published his work on the thermo-mechanical properties of single chain polymer nanoparticles in Soft Matter. This work is in collaboration with Or Galant of the Diesendruck group at the Technion who spent the summer as a visiting student in our lab. This first ever study on the mechanical properties of […]

Welcome to new(ish) group members

Welcome to postdoctoral associate Yuval Vidavsky, PhD candidate Duhan Zhang, and MS candidate Zelin Linghu. Yuval joins us from Stratasys and has a PhD in Chemistry from Ben Gurion University.  Duhan has an MS in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell and has already passed her Mechanical Engineering doctoral qualifying exam. Zelin comes to us from Tsinghua University […]

Suwon Bae Passes A-Exam

Congratulations to Suwon Bae for passing his A-exam! That’s one big step closer to graduating. He presented his molecular dynamics study on the thermomechanical behavior single chain polymer nanoparticles (SCPN) as well as his preliminary tensile data on bulk polymers formed from SCPN. Credit to Naigeng for the cheesy post-victory photo.  

Simge Defends Masters Thesis

Congratulations to Simge Uzun for successfully defending her MS thesis in Fiber Science! Her thesis entitled “IN–SITU SYNCHROTRON X–RAY AND MICRO–COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY OF NONWOVEN ARAMIDS: DEFORMATION MECHANISMS” covered just one of the many projects she successfully completed in her two years at Cornell.

New non-woven paper in IJSS

New non-woven paper in IJSS

Our latest journal paper entitled “In-situ X-ray study of the deformation mechanisms of non-woven polypropylene” is now published in the International Journal of Solids and Structures. This paper was authored by PhD student Naigeng Chen, MS student Simge Uzun, and research scientist Margaret Koker.  X-ray scattering and micro computed tomography  were combined with uniaxial mechanical testing to investigate […]

Another Summer of Conferences

Prof Silberstein kicked off the summer at the annual Society for Experimental Mechanics conference where she gave of talk on non-woven mechanics focusing on work by PhD student Naigeng Chen. Along with with first author Elizabeth Jones, Prof Silberstein was presented the Hetenyi Award for best paper in Experimental Mechanics from the previous year. That same week […]

June Conference Bonanza

Graduate student Meenakshi Sundaram presented his work on interfacial mechanochemistry at the biannual International Conference on Self-Healing Materials (ICSHM). Professor Silberstein presented a range of the group’s mechanochemistry research at the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) annual conference, ICSHM, and ASME’s Applied Mechanics and Materials Conference (McMat).