Using silk strands pulled from cocoons and gold wires thinner than a spider’s web, researchers at Princeton University have created a removable tattoo that adheres to dental enamel and could eventually monitor a patient’s health with unprecedented sensitivity.
Archive – April 2012
Converting a standard shipping container into a sustainable source of energy for remote or disaster-torn regions, a team of Princeton University students took top honors in an 18-month national competition that culminated April 21 and 22 on the Washington, D.C., Mall.
Andrew Appel discusses Alan Turing's legacy. Considered the father of computer science, Turing earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from Princeton in 1938. Princeton hosted a conference in May 2012 in Turing's honor.
Polar Corporation named Chris Dietemann the president of its Quality Trailer Products Company. Prior to the new appointment, Dietemann was general manager of one of the corporation’s other product lines, Rockwell American.
Sherilyn McCoy, formerly senior executive at Johnson & Johnson, was named CEO of Avon. She starts in her new position at the beauty products company on April 23.
Diane Souvaine, professor of computer science at Tufts University, was elected a 2011 fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) for her work in computational geometry.
The National Academy of Engineering awarded the 2012 Charles Stark Draper Prize to George Heilmeier and three others “for the engineering development of the Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) that is utilized in billions of consumer and professional devices.”
Merck & Co. announced that Richard Bowles III is retiring after 35 years with the company and the former Schering-Plough. Bowles last held the position of chief ethics and compliance officer.
John Seinfeld, the Louis E. Noel Professor of Chemical Engineering at Caltech, is one of two winners of the 2012 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement for advancing scientific understanding of air pollution.
Undergraduate students at Princeton Engineering have recently published research in the journal Nature, built a library in Ghana and launched entrepreneurial ventures that emerged out of their coursework. These are the kinds of opportunities and achievements Princeton Engineering students pursue along with a rigorous and engaging academic curriculum.
Clifford Brangwynne, an expert in the study of self-assembling structures within the cellular cytoplasm and nucleus, has been named a Searle Scholar for 2012.
Princeton University undergraduates David Clifton and David Heinz discuss their research -- ranging from testing MATLAB code to working in the machine shop -- on a test robot called "the beluga."
Two Princeton Engineering professors, Naomi Leonard and Robert Vanderbei, have been named fellows of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, for work that ranges from the coordination of undersea robots to the search for extrasolar planets.