Cornell inducts China Advisory Board

Media note: Please find photos of Laura Spitz, vice-provost for international affairs at Cornell University, welcoming members of the new board here. ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University inducted seven members of its inaugural Cornell-China Advisory Board in a ceremony on April 2 at the Rosewood Hotel in Beijing. The role of the board members is […]

China’s ocean energy push comes with a high price

Philip Liu, Cornell professor of civil and environmental engineering, is an expert in coastal oceanography, including waves and tides, says adding tidal-flow generators to China’s coast would be a costly engineering project with significant environmental impacts. Liu says:  “It has been known for a long time that there are three major energy sources that could […]

Haiyan’s storm surges reached 20-feet, expert available to explain science

Philip Liu, Cornell professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is an internationally recognized expert on ocean waves and their impact on coastlines and structures. He led the NSF-sponsored group of U.S. scientists who investigated the aftermath of the December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. Involved in tsunami research for more than 30 years, Liu helped to […]