June 7, 2017

Oyster Shells Inspire New Method to Make Superstrong, Flexible Polymers

Columbia Engineering researchers have demonstrated a new technique that takes its inspiration from the nacre of oyster shells — a composite material that has extraordinary mechanical properties, including great strength and resilience.
April 17, 2017

Columbia Engineers Invent Method to Control Light Propagation in Waveguides

A team of Columbia Engineering researchers, led by Applied Physics Assistant Professor Nanfang Yu, has invented a method to control light propagating in confined pathways, or waveguides, with high efficiency by using nano-antennas.
October 13, 2016

A Jack of All Trades: An Interview with Kam Leong

Kam Leong, a versatile biomedical engineer originally trained in chemical engineering, has developed an impressive array of innovative nanotechnologies that have opened up new opportunities in biomedical research and drug delivery.
September 26, 2016

Bringing High-Performance Materials into Sharper Focus

Nanoscientists have a new tool that promises to put long-lasting batteries and super-efficient solar panels within closer reach. Atomic Electron Tomography lets scientists precisely map the coordinates of individual atoms within a nanoparticle, or tiny cluster of a few hundred atoms.
September 22, 2016

Columbia Chemists Find Key to Manufacturing More Efficient Solar Cells

Columbia scientists have demonstrated it is possible to manufacture solar cells that are far more efficient than existing silicon energy cells by using a new kind of material, a development that could help reduce fossil fuel consumption.