Dr. Poornima Padmanabhan selected for 2017 Cook Award
Postdoctoral researcher Dr. Padmanabhan has been selected to receive the 2017 Cook Award for outstanding service to the College of Engineering. The award honors individuals in recognition of their commitment to women’s issues and their contributions for changing the climate for women at Cornell. The Cook Award is named in honor of the late Constance E. Cook, Cornell’s first woman vice president, and the late Professor Emeritus Alice E. Cook, founding member of the Advisory Committee on the Status of Women. For more information: http://diversity.cornell.edu/awards



Zia group work on colloidal gels featured on podcast and in a feature article for UT Austin’s TACC
Recent research from the Zia group on the mechanical and structural properties of colloidal gels was featured at the Texas Advanced Computing Center. Work on pair mobilities in crowded suspensions was also spotlighted. The article and an interview with Roseanna can be found here.



Cornell ChemE Car Team takes First Place
Cornell ChemE Car Team takes First Place at the 2015 National AIChE Competition in Salt Lake City, UT! This marks the team's fourth national first-place win. Learn more about the team.


Roseanna invited to attend White House Workshop on the National Strategic Computing Initiative
On July 29, 2015, the President issued an Executive Order creating the NSCI, a whole-of-government effort to develop a multi-agency vision and Federal investment strategy that maximizes the benefits of high performance computing to strengthen the Nation's economic competitiveness, increase sector- based productivity, unleash new scientific discovery, and grow regional innovation ecosystems. Read more about the initiative here.


Roseanna Zia selected to participate in NAE Frontiers of Engineering
June 2015 Roseanna has been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's 21st annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium, Sept. 9-11 in Irvine, Calif.




Cover of The Journal of Rheology

September 2014 Issue of J. Rheol. features Roseanna and graduate student Ben Landrum's article "A micro-mechanical study of coarsening and rheology of colloidal gels: cage building, cage hopping, and Smoluchowski’s ratchet." R. N. Zia, B. J. Landrum, & W. B. Russel, Journal of Rheology 58 (5): 1121-1157.


Roseanna selected for National Academy of Engineering’s 2014 Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium
August 2014 The vision of the Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) is to strengthen the engineering and innovation capability of the nation by catalyzing a vibrant community of emerging engineering education leaders. The FOEE Symposium brings together some of the nation’s most engaged and innovative engineering educators in order to recognize, reward, and promote effective, substantive, and inspirational engineering education. Learn more about the FOEE Symposium.


Undergraduate student Ruhani Arya wins the Tau Beta Pi Scholarship
June 2014 Tau Beta Pi Scholarships are awarded to junior members on a competitive basis of high scholarship, campus leadership and service, and promise of future contributions to the engineering profession. Learn more about the TBP Scholarship Program.


Roseanna wins ONR Young Investigator Award
April 2014 The ONR Young Investigator Program identifies academic scientists and engineers who show exceptional promise for doing creative research. Only 24 ONR Young Investigators were selected nationwide this year. As an ONR Young Investigator, Roseanna will develop new models for kinetically arrested states of microstructured soft matter that will elucidate correlations and collective behavior via universal phase mapping. Learn more about the ONR YIP.


Roseanna receives NSF CAREER Award
January 2014 Roseanna's proposal "CAREER: Rheology, Stability, and Sudden Collapse of Colloidal Gels: A Micromechanical Study" was selected for the NSF CAREER award. The goal of the proposal is to develop a predictive theory for gel stability by discovering and elucidating the underlying mechanisms of the sudden collapse of colloidal gels, with a view toward the rational design of soft biomaterials such as injectable drug delivery platforms and transplantable tissue scaffolds.




Cover of The Rheology Bulletin

January 2014 Issue of The Rheology Bulletin features Zia Group research on colloidal gels, featuring Roseanna's work with Zia Group graduate student Benjamin Landrum.




Cover of The Journal of Rheology

January 2014 Issue of J. Rheol. features Roseanna's article "Large amplitude oscillatory microrheology,", J. W. Swan, R. N. Zia & J. F. Brady, Journal of Rheology 58 (1): 1-30.



Stampede Year 1 Retrospective

January 2014 The Zia Group featured in the NSF XSEDE/Stampede Computational Cluster "Year 1 Retrospective".


Roseanna receives NSF BRIGE Award
August 2013 Roseanna's proposal '"Active micro-rheology with spherical micro-confinement: A model for intracellular transport" was selected for the NSF BRIGE award. The Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering (BRIGE) solicitation promotes the development of early career faculty who will become champions for diversity and broadening participation of underrepresented groups in engineering.



Publication Award 2013, The Journal of Rheology

Roseanna's article "Microviscosity, microdiffusivity, and normal stresses in colloidal dispersions" was selected to receive the Publication Award for 2013. (R. N. Zia & J. F. Brady, Journal of Rheology 56 (5): 1175-1208.)




Cover of The Journal of Rheology

March 2013 Issue features Roseanna's article "Stress development, relaxation, and memory in colloidal dispersions: Transient nonlinear microrheology,", R. N. Zia & J. F. Brady, Journal of Rheology 57 (2): 457-492.


Roseanna named James C. & Rebecca Q. Morgan Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow
December 14, 2012 Professor Roseanna N. Zia has been named a James C. & Rebecca Q. Morgan Faculty Fellow, in honor of the Morgans’ generous gift "aimed toward recruiting emerging 'stars' to the Cornell Faculty, as part of the Faculty Renewal Sesquicentennial Challenge".
More information about the Sesquicentennial challenge


MAE grad student Henry Chu joins the Zia Group!
December 4, 2012
Henry is a first-year graduate student in Mechanical Engineering. His previous undergraduate research included studies of liquid-gas interfacial effects in superhydrophobic channels for fluid flow optimization in micro-electro-mechanical systems.


Eric Burkholder wins the Scheele Outstanding Junior Award!
November 15, 2012
The award was established in memory of Professor George Scheele, former associate director to the school, to recognize academic excellence, achievement in campus and professional activites.


CBE grad student Christian Aponte joins the Zia Group!
November 1, 2012
Christian is a first-year graduate student in Chemical Engineering. His undergraduate research included dynamic simulations of confined magnetic particles, and Brownian dynamics simulations of catalytic nano-motors.


Roseanna invited to talk at Saint Joseph's University, Physics Seminar
October 17, 2012
Collaborator Professor Piotr Habdas invited Roseanna to give a seminar in the Physics Department at SJU. Habdas investigates the structural and rheological properties of colloidal suspensions, particularly near the glass transition.


Undergraduates Eric Burkholder joins the Zia Group!
June 1, 2012
Eric is a rising junior who will work on asymptotic solution for the microrheology of sticky colloids.


Roseanna selected in 2012 Academic Venture Fund Competition with Susan Daniel, Itai Cohen, and Beth Ahner
May 2012 - In 2008 Cornell created the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future to respond to the growing need to treat problems related to energy, the environment, and economic development as interdependent, connected and transcendant of individual disciplines.
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