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The Blavatnik Family Foundation just announced that recent CBE / PCCM postdoctoral fellow Arash Nikoubashman won a 2015 Blavatnik Regional Award for Young Scientists in Chemistry. As stated in the announcement the awards were established in 2007 to honor outstanding postdoctoral scientists from institutions across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Winners are awarded $30,000 each in unrestricted funds. Nikoubashman was recognized for simulations of self-assembly of block
Clifford Brangwynne, Assistant Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering, is the recipient of a 2015 ASCB Gibco Emerging Leader Prize from the American Society for Cell Biology. Cliff was one of three awardees this year out of 169 applicants. The $5,000 cash award is given for "outstanding scientific accomplishments with a strong publication track record." The prize will be formally presented at the 2015 ASCB Annual Meeting in San Diego, Dec. 12-16, 2015.&nbs
James Wei, Pomeroy and Betty Perry Smith Professor in Engineering Emeritus and Dean Emeritus of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, will receive an inaugural Pioneers of Diversity Award from the Minority Affairs Committee (MAC) of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).  The award recognizes the “advocacy [Wei] provided in establishing the Minority Affairs Committee, and for driving AIChE’s efforts to advance inclusiveness in the Institute and the chemic
Mark Brynildsen, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).  Brynildsen’s project, entitled “Metabolic Engineering to Potentiate Immunity and Discover Novel Antivirulence Therapies”, will focus on developing antivirulence therapies as a novel class of anti-infectives and an alternative to antibiotics, to which organisms have shown steadily increas
Celeste M. Nelson, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, received the Distinguished Teacher Award from Princeton’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at today’s SEAS Class Day Ceremony.  This award recognizes Professor Nelson’s dedication to teaching, both in developing two new courses (CBE 439 and 440) of enormous popularity, and in her contributions to the school’s overall educational mission. With well over 120 eligible faculty,
At a lunch and ceremony today, open to the entire School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Princeton Engineering Council (E-Council) and Graduate Engineering Council (GEC) jointly recognized faculty and graduate students for excellence in teaching during calendar 2013.  CBE Ph.D. student David (DJ) Bozym was honored with the sole Assistant in Instruction (AI) award for Spring 2013, for his work in the junior-level CBE 346, “Chemical Engineering Laboratory”.  Recipient
At a lunch and ceremony on February 22, open to the entire School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Princeton Engineering Council (E-Council) and Graduate Engineering Council (GEC) jointly recognized a record-breaking FOUR members of the CBE department for their excellence in teaching during Fall 2012.  Professor Yannis Kevrekidis was recognized for his teaching in the graduate-level course CBE 502, “Mathematical Methods of Engineering Analysis II”.  Professor Pablo D