Allan Zarembski recently joined the University of Delaware as a research professor and director of the Railroad Engineering and Safety Program in the Department of Civil Engineering.
Archive – November 2012
Princeton University's Aspire fundraising campaign concluded June 30, 2012, having raised $327 million to support "Engineering and a Sustainable Society." The gifts established major new centers for teaching and research, 10 professorships, two preceptorships, more than 175,000 square feet of new construction and more than $60 million for innovative research. "The tremendous generosity of our alumni and friends already is accelerating work that will provide clean energy, prot
Minerva Networks, a software platform for the management and delivery of television services, has named Charles Yort vice president of marketing and strategic alliances. He will be based at Minerva’s headquarters in Alviso, California.
Alice Gast, president of Lehigh University, was elected to the Chevron Corporation’s board of directors. She will serve on the Audit Committee.
Christine Theodoropoulos was named dean of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at California Polytechnic State University.
James Armstrong is the new chief technology officer at Symmetricom, a source of precise timekeeping technologies and instruments. Armstrong will lead the company’s technology standards, product development and execution, and oversee growth of technology and infrastructure.
Juan Carlos Niebles, who received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton last year, is one of seven researchers worldwide to be recognized with a 2012 Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow award.
Mort Collins has become a member of the Formula Pharmaceuticals board of directors.
Philippe McAuliffe has joined the Advisory Group at Perella Weinberg Partners. As a partner in the New York office, he will provide strategic and financial advice to clients in the healthcare sector.
Pacific Crest Securities appointed Rodd Langenhagen as a managing director with the firm’s software investment banking team in its Boston office. Langenhagen joins the company at a time when its key objective is to expand its business relationships with high-growth segments of technology.
Sara Roberts was promoted to principal at KPFF Consulting Engineers. She has been a structural engineer with the company since graduating from Princeton University in 1995 with a BSE in civil engineering. Roberts was recognized for her skills in the management of multi-discipline teams constructing parking, transit and port facilities.
Stephen Silliman was named dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.
Steven McLaughlin is the new Steve W. Chaddick School Chair in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. McLaughlin oversees the school’s more than 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 100 faculty members. The school graduates the largest number of electrical and computer engineers in the country.
The IEEE awarded its 2012 Simon Ramo Medal to William “Red” Whittaker for his work in robotics. He was recognized “for pioneering contributions to mobile autonomous robotics, field applications of robots, and systems engineering.” Whittaker is the Fredkin Professor of Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute and director of its Field Robotics Center and founder of the National Robotics Engineering Consortium.
The World Meteorological Organization’s Norbert Gerbier-MUMM International Award for 2013 will be presented to Yi Ming *03 and two other researchers from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory at Princeton’s Forrestal Campus for their paper linking changes in monsoon rainfall to human activities.
The United States could eliminate the need for crude oil by using a combination of coal, natural gas and non-food crops to make synthetic fuel, a team of Princeton researchers has found.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) awarded an honorary doctorate to H. Vincent Poor, dean of Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science, in recognition of his fundamental contributions to wireless communications and his innovations in undergraduate education.
The market for alternative energy technologies shows many areas of promise but also is beset by major uncertainties over regulation and tax policy, a leading energy analyst told an audience of academic researchers and corporate leaders at Princeton University Tuesday, Nov. 13.