David Nutt


Semiconductors May 21, 2024

Students revive classic microchip fabrication with open-source tools

A project has enabled Cornell undergraduates to use emerging open-source hardware to design, test and fabricate their own microchips.

By David Nutt
Semiconductors February 20, 2024

Semiconductor defects could boost quantum technology

Cornell Engineering researchers went found two distinct defects in gallium nitride, one of which can be manipulated for quantum applications.

By David Nutt
Mechanical & Electrical February 1, 2024

Fast-charging lithium battery developed to reduce range anxiety for EVs

Cornell researchers have created a lithium battery that can charge in under five minutes while remaining stable to help reduce range anxiety about electric vehicles (EVs).

By David Nutt
The Cornell University Borehole Observatory, located on a Cornell-owned gravel parking lot near Palm Road. Courtesy of: Cornell University
Energy, Power July 17, 2022

Borehole to reveal viability of campus’s geothermal future

Cornell University is breaking ground on its geothermal energy efforts in order to be carbon-neutral by 2035 with a 2-mile borehole to determine feasibility.

By David Nutt
Courtesy: Charissa King-O'Brien, Cornell University
Additive Manufacturing May 28, 2022

3D-printing robot can make construction more sustainable

Cornell researchers have developed an industrial robot capable of 3D printing large-scale structures that could make the construction industry more efficient and sustainable.

By David Nutt
Courtesy: Cornell University
Mechanical & Electrical February 11, 2022

Electrostatic engineering gets the lead out for faster batteries

A Cornell-led research collaboration discovered an approach for making a lead-free antiferroelectric that performs as well as its toxic relatives.

By David Nutt
Courtesy: Cornell University
Additive Manufacturing November 10, 2021

How defects can strengthen 3D-printed material

Cornell University researchers have found improving 3D-printed metal by introducing more defects into the printing process results in a stronger, more ductile metal product.

By David Nutt
Vision and Discrete Sensors November 18, 2020

Stretchable sensor gives robots and VR a human touch

A fiber-optic sensor that combines low-cost LEDs and dyes has been created by Cornell researchers, which results in a stretchable “skin” that detects deformations such as pressure, bending and strain.

By David Nutt
Robotics February 5, 2020

Researchers create 3D-printed, sweating robot muscle

Cornell researchers have created a soft robot muscle that can regulate its temperature through sweating, which can enable high-powered robots to operate for long periods of time without overheating.

By David Nutt
Robotics September 20, 2019

Optical lace developed to heighten robots’ sensors

Cornell University researchers are using optical lace to create a linked sensory network similar to a biological nervous system for robots to improve their actions.

By David Nutt
Energy, Power September 6, 2019

Interdisciplinary team awarded grant to research bioenergy conversion

Cornell researchers received a $2 million grant to study the combination of inorganic semiconductor nanoparticles and bacterial cells for more efficient bioenergy conversion.

By David Nutt