Tag Archive | students

Congratulations to Suwon Bae!

Last week Suwon successfully defended his PhD thesis. Here’s the just about to start “action shot” courtesy of Joy.

New publication available in Advanced Functional Materials

Our latest collaborative paper with the Diesendruck group at the Technion is now out in Advanced Functional Materials.  “Highly Stretchable Polymers: Mechanical Properties Improvement by Balancing Intra- and Intermolecular  Interactions” was co-first authored by soon to defend MMD PhD candidate Suwon Bae and Diesendruck group PhD candidate Or Galant. In this work, Or and Suwon used a combination of […]


Congratulations to Allison Rzepka for winning an Engineering Learning Initiatives undergraduate research grant for the semester! This grant will provide funding for her work on nonwovens and nonwoven composites this semester. Also, to Prof Silberstein for winning a College of Engineering excellence in undergraduate teaching award. http://www.mae.cornell.edu/mae/news/index.cfm?news_id=96725  

The NY State Fair

The MMD lab made its annual sojourn to the NY State Fair this weekend to host a booth in the 4-H Youth Building. We got to share our enthusiasm for polymers and mechanochemistry with the myriad of people spending their Labor Day at the fair. Joy used her materials science expertise to take our silly […]

Naigeng Chen defends PhD thesis

Congratulations to Naigeng Chen for passing his B-exam yesterday with flying colors! His thesis entitled “Experimental and Computational Study of Non-woven Damage Mechanics” is well, a comprehensive experimental and computational study of non-woven damage mechanics, using a commercial polypropylene non-woven series (Typar SF) as his experimental system. This picture from right after the deliberations might […]

SCPN Based Thermoplastics

Our first experimental paper in our ongoing collaboration with the Diesendruck group on single chain polymer nanoparticles (SCPN) is out in Macromolecules. This manuscript presents the first ever mechanical testing on bulk polymers composed entirely of this novel SCPN architecture for which bulk properties can be tailored by changing the degree of SCPN cross-linking. Or Galant […]

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Invited Talk

Professor Silberstein visited the Mechanical Engineering department at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology this past week. SMSMT is the top engineering school in South Dakota and has strong industrial ties. Prof Silberstein’s talk entitled “The Cornell Synchrotron and Nonwoven Mechanics” introduced how x-rays can be used to study materials and then highlighted […]