Kelvin Lee '91, the Gore Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware and director of the Delaware Biotechnology Institute, has been received the first Biochemical Engineering Journal Young Investigator Award.
Archive – May 2009
The U.S. Department of Defense has selected Princeton engineers to lead two new multi-institutional research initiatives, one aimed at transforming wireless telecommunications networks and the other at inventing materials that adapt themselves to changing loads and environments.
The school of engineering honored three junior faculty members with the E. Lawrence Keyes, Jr. / Emerson Electric Co. Faculty Advancement Award on May 26. The award recognizes young faculty members who have established vibrant teaching and research programs in their first years.
Abraham Haddad received a Fellow Award from the International Federation of Automatic Control at its 17th World Congress held in 2008 in Seoul, Korea. The award is given to an engineer, scientist, technical leader or educator who has made an outstanding contribution in a field related to the focus of the federation.
Young faculty members who are pioneering new areas of communications networks, environmental sensing and other fields have received numerous awards for outstanding contributions early in their careers. Mung Chiang, associate professor of electrical engineering, received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from the White House. He was one of only sixty-seven scientists who received the prestigious awards at a ceremony held at the White House last December. Chiang was
Thomson Leighton '78, gave the keynote at the 2008 Automotive Internet Roundtable, an event organized to present ways that the Internet could be better utilized to market and sell cars. It was hosted by J.D. Powers and Associates at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas.
Kelly Caylor, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been awarded a Faculty Early Career Development award from the National Science Foundation to study water in Africa.
Rene Carmona, a Princeton professor of operations research and financial engineering, has been selected as a fellow of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics for his outstanding contributions to the field of applied mathematics.
Michael Freedman, a Princeton assistant professor of computer science, has received a 2009 award from the Young Investigator Program of the Office of Naval Research, an award given to promising early-career researchers.
Andrew Houck, a Princeton assistant professor of electrical engineering, has been awarded a 2009 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. He will receive $50,000 in funding for the two-year period for his research into applying the theories of quantum mechanics to the fields of computing and optics.
Robert Socolow, a Princeton professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, will received the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' Frank Kreith Energy Award for his pioneering contributions in energy research.
Michael Celia, the chair of Princeton's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, one of the largest professional scientific organizations in the world.
Bede Liu, a Princeton professor of electrical engineering, will received the 2008 Signal Processing Society Education Award from the IEEE, a professional organization, formally known as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, which focuses on the advancement of technology.
Joseph Voacturo, a senior technical support staff member in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Patricia Weiss, finance manager in the Department of Chemical Engineering, were honored as recipients of the President's Achievement Award on March 26.
The 2009 Art of Science competition highlights scientific images created during the course of research projects. Chemical engineering Assistant Professor Celeste Nelson's image, baby squid, took the top prize in the competition. Judges for the competition were President Shirley M. Tilghman, Dean of the Faculty David Dobkin, photographer Emmet Gowin and poet Paul Muldoon. While the distinguished panel of judges has named its top three prize winners, members of the publi
A panel of distinguished judges has selected the best pieces of art to come out of the University's research labs. Now it's everyone else's turn. Winners of the 2009 Art of Science competition were announced at a gallery opening May 8 and an online voting site is letting others chose their favorites.
Princeton University’s Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education showcased a dozen new technologies during its fourth annual Innovation Forum, held April 2. Co-sponsors of the event were the Jumpstart New Jersey Angel Network and Princeton's Office of Technology Licensing. This year, for the first time, the top three innovations were awarded research funds. The funds, totaling $40,000, were awarded to the principal investigators doing the research that these commercially
Princeton researchers have created a Rosetta Stone for the human body, a website that offers clues to the role DNA plays in aging and disease by helping scientists make sense of the vast jumble of information emerging from genetics research.
Princeton University will be home to a new $20 million energy research center for combustion science, as part of a federal initiative to spur discoveries that lay the groundwork for an economy based on clean replacements for fossil fuels.