A new study from Prof. Nanfang Yu in Columbia Engineering and his colleagues at Harvard University identified the critical physiological importance of suitable temperatures for butterfly wings to function properly, and discovered that the insects exquisitely regulate their wing temperatures through both structural and behavioral adaptations.
Michael Mauel, Professor of Applied Physics, has been named a "National Associate of the Academies" by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Since 2001, “the NAS president designates individuals for this special lifetime honor under guidelines established by the Academies' Governing Board.” The honor recognizes Prof. Mauel's service as co-chair of a NAS committee and as chair of the standing committee for plasma science.
Recent research from materials science and engineering professors, Simon Billinge and Katayun Billinge, was featured in a recent Columbia Engineering Magazine web exclusive: Engineering the Future of Cultural Preservation.
Qiang Du, the Fu Foundation Professor of Applied Mathematics, was named a 2020 Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). The AMS Fellows program "recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics."