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Itai Cohen

Professor

Itai Cohen

Clark Hall, Room 508
142 Sciences Drive
itai.cohen@cornell.edu
607-255-0815

Educational Background

B.S., Physics, 1995, University of California at Los Angeles. Ph.D., Physics, 2001, University of Chicago. Post-doctoral Associate, Physics and Division of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University, 2001-2005. Assistant Professor, Physics, Cornell University, 2005–2011. Associate Professor, Physics, Cornell University, 2011– 2017. Professor, Physics, Cornell University, 2017 - present.

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Departments/Programs

  • Physics

Graduate Fields

  • Physics
  • Applied and Engineering Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

Affiliations

  • Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR)
  • Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics (LASSP)

Courses

Spring 2021

Publications

  • Miskin, M.Z., Cortese, A.J., Dorsey, K., Esposito, E.P., Reynolds, M.F., Liu, Q., Cao, M., Muller, D.A., McEuen, P.L. and Cohen, I., 2020. Electronically integrated, mass-manufactured, microscopic robots. Nature, 584(7822), pp.557-561.
  • Niu, Ran, Meera Ramaswamy, Christopher Ness, Abhishek Shetty, and Itai Cohen. "Tunable solidification of cornstarch under impact: How to make someone walking on cornstarch sink." Science Advances 6, no. 19 (2020): eaay6661.
  • Cohen, Itai, and Melanie Dreyer-Lude. Finding Your Research Voice: Story Telling and Theatre Skills for Bringing Your Presentation to Life. Springer Nature, 2020.
  • Niu, Ran, Chrisy Xiyu Du, Edward Esposito, Jakin Ng, Michael P. Brenner, Paul L. McEuen, and Itai Cohen. "Magnetic handshake materials as a scale-invariant platform for programmed self-assembly." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116, no. 49 (2019): 24402-24407.
  • Miskin, Marc Z., Kyle J. Dorsey, Baris Bircan, Yimo Han, David A. Muller, Paul L. McEuen, and Itai Cohen. "Graphene-based bimorphs for micron-sized, autonomous origami machines." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115, no. 3 (2018): 466-470.
  • Pikul, J. H., S. Li, H. Bai, R. T. Hanlon, I. Cohen, and R. F. Shepherd. "Stretchable surfaces with programmable 3D texture morphing for synthetic camouflaging skins." Science 358, no. 6360 (2017): 210-214.
  • Lin, Neil YC, Matthew Bierbaum, Peter Schall, James P. Sethna, and Itai Cohen. "Measuring nonlinear stresses generated by defects in 3D colloidal crystals." Nature Materials (2016).
  • Tunable Shear Thickening Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2016).
  • Silverberg, Jesse L., Aliyah R. Barrett, Moumita Das, Poul B. Petersen, Lawrence J. Bonassar, and Itai Cohen. "Structure-function relations and rigidity percolation in the shear properties of articular cartilage." Biophysical journal 107, no. 7 (2014): 1721-1730.
  • Silverberg, Jesse L., Arthur A. Evans, Lauren McLeod, Ryan C. Hayward, Thomas Hull, Christian D. Santangelo, and Itai Cohen. "Using origami design principles to fold reprogrammable mechanical metamaterials." Science 345, no. 6197 (2014): 647-650.
  • Cheng, Xiang, Jonathan H. McCoy, Jacob N. Israelachvili, and Itai Cohen. "Imaging the microscopic structure of shear thinning and thickening colloidal suspensions." Science 333, no. 6047 (2011): 1276-1279.
  • Ristroph, Leif, Attila J. Bergou, Gunnar Ristroph, Katherine Coumes, Gordon J. Berman, John Guckenheimer, Z. Jane Wang, and Itai Cohen. "Discovering the flight autostabilizer of fruit flies by inducing aerial stumbles." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107, no. 11 (2010): 4820-4824.