More than 20 percent of Princeton Engineering faculty members, including engineers from all six departments, are engaged in research aimed at improving human health. Some engineers are advancing fundamental biology through the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, while others are using their expertise in nanotechnology to provide innovative solutions to long-standing problems in neuroscience, cancer treatment or vaccine delivery.
Using 3-D printing tools, scientists at Princeton University have created a functional ear that can "hear" radio frequencies far beyond the range of normal human capability.
Results from a team including a Princeton engineer offer a possible route to avoiding the growing problem of antibiotic resistance by using the bacteria's own byproducts to destroy them.
The story of Hao Yiu's senior thesis began with hearing about the near-death experience of six men who volunteered to test a leukemia drug. It ended with the recent publication of a peer-reviewed journal article that offers important insights into potentially deadly over-reactions of the human immune system.