June 7, 2017
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
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.
September 26, 2016
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 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.