January 30, 2017
Corie L. Cobb joins the College of Engineering through a Washington Research Foundation Professorship in Clean Energy and a joint position in Mechanical Engineering and the Clean Energy Institute.
She comes to the UW from Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Inc. where she was a Senior Member of Research Staff leading research projects on advanced manufacturing technologies for solar cells, batteries and high strength and toughness materials. At PARC, Corie specialized in computational analysis, hardware design and process development for printing and patterning of multi-functional materials. Her research has been funded by grants from DOE EERE, ARPA-E, DARPA and industrial partners. Prior to PARC, Corie was a mechanical design engineer at Applied Materials and held positions at Hewlett-Packard, Bell Labs, Google and Toshiba. During her doctoral studies, Corie’s research focused on engineering education and developing computational design synthesis and optimization tools for Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS).
Corie received her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from University of California, Berkeley, in 2008. She holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering (’04) and a bachelor’s degree in product design (’02) from Stanford University.
The longer-term focus of Corie’s research at the UW is to investigate novel manufacturing and design methods that enable next generation energy devices and materials with unprecedented performance and capabilities.
Corie was a 2002 Bell Labs Cooperative Research Fellowship Program recipient and a 2005 Alfred P. Sloan Ph.D. Scholar. More recently, Corie was an invited participant at the 2015 National Academy of Engineering China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium and the recipient of a best paper award at the 2015 SiliconPV conference with her co-authors.