CIMP Program Leaders
K. K. Wang
director of CIMP, Sibley Professor of Mechanical Engineering Emeritus
at Cornell's Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
He earned the B.S.M.E. degree at National Central University in
China in 1947, and studied at the University of Wisconsin for M.S.M.E.
and Ph.D. degrees. After two years of teaching at Wisconsin, he
joined the Cornell faculty in 1970.
Wang has had many years of broad industrial experience related
to design and manufacturing engineering, and has received many professional
honors, including a TRW fellowship and awards from the American
Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Wm. T. Ennor Manufacturing
Technology Award (ASME), the Society of Manufacturing Engineers
(SME), and the American Welding Society. He is a fellow of the ASME
and of the SME, and a member of the National Academy of Engineers.
He received the Distinguished Service Citation from the University
of Wisconsin, Madison and the Achievement Award from the Chinese
Institute of Engineers.
C. A. Hieber
a senior research associate, is the associate director of CIMP and
a member of the research team.
He holds three degrees in mechanical engineering: the B.M.E. from
Cooper Union (1964) and the M.S. (1966) and Ph.D. (1970) from Cornell.
He joined the CIMP staff in 1974 after teaching for four years at
Hieber has published more than a score of papers in major journals,
and serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Heat Transfer, the International
Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Polymer Engineering and Science,
and the National Science Foundation.
a professor of chemical engineering at Cornell, has been a member
of the faculty since 1977. He served as Director of the School of
Chemical Engineering from 1990 to 1993.
He received a B.S. degree in 1966 from the American University in
Egypt, and a Ph.D. in 1972 from Princeton University. Before joining
the Cornell faculty in 1977, he was a Katzir-Katchalsky fellow at
the Weizmann Institute in Israel and a research associate at the
California Institute of Technology.
Cohen uses polymer science and engineering to interpret the physical
properties of polymer systems and composites, and to understand
structure-property relationships in these materials.