Professor Andarawis-Puri

May 18, 2020: Professor Andarawis-Puri has accepted the position of Associate Director of the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering for Graduate Programs. She will take the reigns of the graduate program at a challenging time, as she will welcome this fall the first cohort of Ph.D. and MS students since the COVID crisis. Congratulations Professor Andarawis-Puri!

July 14-20, 2019: The NAP Lab led a week of hands-on research activities for 43 junior and senior high school girls who participated in the Cornell DPE CURIE Academy summer program. Our program was titled “Designing a hydrogel to improve tendon healing” and tasked the girls with determining the optimal engineering parameters for their proposed therapeutics. To accomplish this, the girls were fully immersed in the research lab and completed 5 different projects: (1) harvesting chicken tendon and fabricating gel-based scaffolds; (2) assessing the ways in which these scaffolds could be manipulated to modify mechanical properties; (3) assessing the effect of gel-based coatings on tendon cell behavior; (4) encapsulating protein in gel-based scaffolds for optimal release properties; and (5) assessing the effect of different gel properties on structure and matrix formation using histology. Great work NAP Lab!

December 18, 2017: Professor Andarawis-Puri received the 2018 Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) recognizing scientists whose research in musculoskeletal disease or injury have led to advancement in patient treatment and care for her research titled “Promoting effective tendon healing and remodeling.” Congratulations Professor Andarawis-Puri!

October 26, 2017: Our lab’s research is featured in an article titled “Tendons: Injuries and Healing” on the Cornell Research homepage!

October 12, 2017: Professor Andarawis-Puri was interviewed by Cornell Engineering about her research and what drew her to  Cornell Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering!

2016: Professor Andarawis-Puri was featured in a new faculty spotlight by Cornell Engineering!

Lab Members

December 23, 2020: Maggie was featured in a graduate student spotlight by Cornell Engineering!

July 20, 2020: Jason was featured in an article from the Cornell Graduate School entitled “Making it Work’: Flexibility During COVID-19” and was given a student spotlight!

March 31, 2020: Maggie and Ai are awarded the 2020 NSF GRFP! Congratulations NAP Lab!

February 25, 2020: Jason was featured in Cornell BME’s student spotlight campaign at!

June 5, 2018: Jason is awarded the 2018 NSF GRFP! Congratulations Jason!

April 3, 2018: Moni is awarded the 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP)! Patrick received an Honorable Mention! Congratulations NAP Lab!