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Research Features is a showcase of research programs and interdisciplinary activities that comprise the Cornell research enterprise. The features span the spectrum from nano to astro, and aim to highlight research in each college and school.

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Strategic Directions in Engineering

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The College of Engineering has identified six strategic areas of research focus for the next decade: Systems Biology and Biomedical Engineering; Nanomaterials, Nanodevices, and Nanoscience; Energy, Environment, and Sustainable Development; Information, Computation, and Communication; Advanced Materials; and Complex Systems and Networks. These areas build on current research excellence and are the focus of significant collaboration across the university.