Princeton University awarded its James Madison Medal, the University's highest honor for alumni who earned graduate degrees, to Lisa Jackson, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, on Saturday, Feb. 25.
Archive – February 2012
A study led by researchers at Princeton University has yielded insights into how liquid spreads along flexible fibers, which could allow for increased efficiency in various industrial applications.
Princeton electrical engineering professor Mung Chiang introduced the undergraduate class "Networks: Friends, Money and Bytes" to examine the common foundation governing the networks that wind throughout modern life. A key part of the coursework is a two-week mini-project.
Kai Li, a professor of computer science at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional honors among engineers.
In the summer of 2011, five students from the Princeton Engineers Without Borders Ghana team traveled to Ashaiman, Ghana, to finish the construction of a community library -- the culmination of a three-year project.
Christie’s announced that Kenneth Citron joined the auction house as chief information officer and international managing director for e-commerce. In this capacity, Citron will be responsible for integrating technology platforms across its world-wide business units. In addition, he will direct the ongoing development of the company’s e-commerce channel.
The Consumer Electronics Association recognized Eli Harari, co-founder and former CEO of SanDisk Corporation, for his leadership in developing flash memory storage solutions. He was inducted into the association's Hall of Fame during its Industry Forum held in October 2011 in San Diego, Calif. Harari was honored as being one of the “visionaries who have paved the way for the products and services that are changing the way we live.”
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation named Christopher Loose the inaugural recipient of its Peter Strauss Award. The award honors a recent graduate or current Hertz Fellow “who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in his or her entrepreneurial endeavors,” including patents, licensing agreements, company formation and inventions. Loose was a 2003 Hertz Fellow and a 2007 recipient of the Hertz Foundation Thesis Prize.
California Governor Jerry Brown has appointed James Adler to the California Law Revision Commission, an independent state agency that assists the Legislature and Governor by examining California law and recommending needed reforms.
Joel Rood was appointed CEO of CalStar Products, a company that develops and manufactures masonry products that are produced with low energy requirements and low carbon dioxide emissions. The company chairman cited Rood’s “record of managing growth and innovation” as a strong and timely fit. With 15 years of experience in the construction products industry, Rood will guide CalStar as it expands into additional categories of sustainable building products and relocates its headquarters and R
Sabah Hamad al-Sabah al-Binali has joined Shuaa Capital as vice chairman of its wholly-owned credit finance unit, Gulf Finance Corporation. Al-Binali will contribute strategies to help the Dubai-based Gulf Finance to implement its plan for growth that includes diversification of its credit portfolio and geographic expansion starting with Saudi Arabia.
Steven Teig, co-founder and CTO of the semiconductor company Tabula, was presented with the World Technology Network’s (WTN) IT Hardware Award and inducted as a fellow of the organization at the World Technology Summit in October.
Paul Hsieh, a research hydrologist with a specialty in underground water reserves, was named 2011 Federal Employee of the Year by the Partnership for Public Service. At an event in Washington, DC, Sept. 15, he was presented with a medal that “recognizes a Federal employee whose professional contributions exemplify the highest attributes of public service.”
Zephyr Photonics, a research and development company, has appointed Dan Tuck as its new general manager and vice president of component operations. The company said Tuck brings experience in technology development, operations management and strategic business planning.
Brian Kernighan, who has rock star status in the world of computer science, has self-published a new book that distills his popular Princeton University class “Computers in Our World” into a couple of hundred readable pages.