Why the future of clean energy storage lies in hydrogen

As renewable sources of energy like wind and solar gain traction, scientists and engineers are eyeing new ways to store that energy in a cost-efficient manner — laying the groundwork for a future in which renewables rival fossil fuels in powering our homes and vehicles. Paul Mutolo, a chemist and director of External Partnerships for […]

Where did those electrons go? X-ray measurements solve decades-old mystery

ITHACA, N.Y. – The concept of “valence” – the ability of a particular atom to combine with other atoms by exchanging electrons – is one of the cornerstones of modern chemistry and solid-state physics. Valence controls crucial properties of molecules and materials, including their bonding, crystal structure, and electronic and magnetic properties. Four decades ago, […]

Aye group discovers avenue for precision cancer treatment

ITHACA, N.Y. – One of the goals of personalized medicine is to be able to determine which treatment would work best by sequencing a patient’s genome. New research from the lab of Yimon Aye, assistant professor of chemistry and chemical biology, could help make that approach a reality. Using her group’s novel chemical procedure dubbed “T-REX,” […]

Cornell expert available for comments on U.S. probe into Russian doping

Tom Brenna, Cornell University professor of human nutrition and of chemistry, is an expert on laboratory analysis of performance enhancing drugs – known as PED – in sports. He is available for interviews about the U.S. Justice Department’s probe into claims of widespread doping among Russian athletes. Brenna is currently developing and implementing cutting-edge methods […]