The Department of Biomedical Engineering is pleased to announce that Assistant Professor Steven G. Adie has joined our faculty, beginning July 1, 2013. Adie earned his Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (specializing in Biomedical Optics) from the University of Western Australia in 2007. Most recently he has been a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Biophotonics Imaging Laboratory at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Adie lab at Cornell will leverage OCT-based tomography of tissue structure and function to better understand the progression of disease. Of particular interest is the role of mechanics in cancer initiation and tumor development, to help establish the in vivo relevance of in vitro studies on cancer mechanics, and support the long-term goal of improving the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other diseases.