Anna Protopapas was named president and chief executive officer of Mersana Therapeutics, a company that engineers antibody-drug conjugates to maximize the potential of new and established cancer-fighting drugs. She also joins the company’s board of directors.
It was announced that Francis Doyle will leave the University of California-Santa Barbara (UCSB) in August to become dean of Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Norman J. Wagner *89, Robert L. Pigford Chaired Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and director of the Center for Neutron Science at the University of Delaware, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Wagner was recognized “for understanding flow-induced microstructural transitions in complex liquids and invention of ballistic-resistant fabrics by strain-hardening suspensions, contributions to dynamics and rheology of complex fluids, including poly
"We thought: does the nucleolus' assembly and function depend on the size of the cell?" said Clifford Brangwynne, the lead researcher and an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at Princeton. "If this were true, then it could provide a feedback mechanism for regulating cell growth."
Jackie Ying has contributed to the development of a portable device that can detect common infectious viruses within two hours. Samples such as blood, saliva or tissue are inserted into a cartridge and analyzed by the easy-to-use kit, which is then connected to an Android device to learn whether a virus such as dengue is present. With the kit, results are accurately determined in a short time without need of a laboratory. This can lead to earlier treatment and help to prevent the spread of disea
The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation elected Macauley Whiting president of its board of trustees. Whiting served on the board in other trustee capacities prior to this appointment.
Gustavus Adolphus College announced that Rebecca Weiss Bergman will become its 17th president. She will have the distinction of being the first women to lead the college since its founding in 1862.
Graduate student Vikram Pansare took top honors at the Keller Center's 9th annual Innovation Forum, Feb. 26, with his pitch for producing a "Janus particle" capable of driving advances in pharmaceuticals, electronics, oil exploration and other fields.
Abo Akademi University in Turku, Finland, will award an honorary doctorate to Christodoulos Floudas, the Stephen C. Macaleer ’63 Professor of Engineering and Applied Science.
Kimberly Ritrievi, president of the Ritrievi Group LLC, has joined the Tetra Tech board of directors. Tetra Tech, with headquarters in Pasadena, California, is a global provider of consulting, engineering, program management, construction management, and technical services. Employing a staff of over 14,000 worldwide, the company supports government and commercial clients in solving problems such as those involving natural resources, energy, infrastructure, and water supplies.
The University of Connecticut Health Center has announced that Dr. Cato Laurencin was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He was recognized by AAAS, the world’s largest general scientific society, for his international leadership in biomaterials sciences and engineering, advancements in musculoskeletal regeneration and dedication to mentoring students.
Imperial College London announced that Alice Gast will be its 16th president and noted that she also will be the first woman and the first from overseas to hold this position. The appointment will become effective in September of this year.
Two faculty members of the School of Engineering and Applied Science have been awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
A finding by Princeton engineers now shows gravity imposes a size constraint on cells. The results provide a novel reason why most animal cells are small and of similar size.
Kelvin Lee, Gore Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware, was appointed director of the Delaware Biotechnology Institute for a second 5-year term. He had been commended by the university’s review committee for his vision and productivity during his first term. They look to him to continue support of the life sciences research community.
Lisa Jackson, newly appointed vice president of environmental initiatives at Apple, has become a member of Tulane’s board, the university’s main governing body.
It was announced by the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld that Pratik Shah is joining their Supreme Court practice.
Randolph Gress of Innophos Holdings, Inc. was elected to the Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation board of directors. He will serve on the audit committee and the nominating and corporate governance committee.
Dhwani Vyas has been appointed president and CEO of Flatfrog Laboratories, a provider of precise touch-control technology.
Sherilyn McCoy, CEO of Avon Products and a former executive at Johnson & Johnson, gave the undergraduate commencement address at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth this May.
Princeton University has appointed as dean for research Pablo Debenedetti, a longtime Princeton engineering professor and vice dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
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.
The Innovation Forum brings together teams of faculty members, postdocs and graduate students to pitch ideas for commercializing early-stage research to a panel of judges.
Students conferred their semi-annual Excellence in Teaching Awards to professors and teaching assistants at a ceremony Feb. 21. The awards included a Lifetime Achievement Award to Professor Pablo Debenedetti.
Data I/O, a provider of manual and automated device programming systems, elected Anthony Ambrose as president and chief executive officer, and appointed him to its board of directors.
Turning municipal solid waste into fuel and reducing greenhouse gases emitted in making concrete are the first two innovations funded by the recently established Princeton Energy and Environment Corporate Affiliates Program.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has named three faculty members of the School of Engineering and Applied Science as fellows, an honor bestowed for distinguished work in advancing science or its applications.
Alice Gast, president of Lehigh University, was elected to the Chevron Corporation’s board of directors. She will serve on the Audit Committee.
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.
By studying the common fruitfly, Shvartsman's lab in the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics is learning how cells signal each other in order to grow from the simple structure of an embryo into a full-grown, complex creature.
Pablo G. Debenedetti, a professor of chemical and biological engineering and vice dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors given to scientists in the United States.
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 engineer Bruce Koel is joining with scientists at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab to tackle the challenge of capturing the energy of the sun on Earth.
Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo, a professor of chemical and biological engineering and deputy director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
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.
Three members of the faculty of the School of Engineering and Applied Science have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Fellowship is bestowed for distinguished work advancing science or its applications.
Princeton researchers are applying Darwinian evolution principles and computational optimization methods to create novel antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals.
Biologists have long been fascinated by the first moments when cells divide to become complex tissues and organisms. Now engineers — with an eye toward treating cancer and regenerating tissue — are increasingly joining the hunt for the quantitative principles and underlying mathematics that determine how these processes succeed or fail.
Princeton researchers are developing a system that uses an off-the-shelf digital camera and freely available software clinic workers who have modest training identify women who should receive further tests for cervical cancer.
Small packages: Nanoparticles improve drug delivery A technique for encapsulating drug molecules in tiny plastic-like coatings shows promise for improving treatment of cancer and tuberculosis, while aiding the laboratory testing of new drugs. Robert Prud’homme, professor of chemical and biological engineering, developed the fundamental method, called “flash nanoprecipitation,” and has numerous collaborations with companies, medical researchers and engineering colleagues to de
Professor Lynn Loo has been named deputy director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, with responsibility for developing programs that enrich the education and professional experiences of graduate students and post-docs and helping build external partnerships for the center.
Jane Yang talks about her undergraduate experience and her involvement with Princeton Engineering Education for Kids (PEEK), a group that uses Legos to teach basic engineering techniques to school-age children, as well as her work in Ghana as co-president of the Princeton chapter of Engineers Without Borders.
ACADEMICS Earned certificates in sustainable energy and engineering biology and pursued a thesis that combined both these areas with materials science. Her thesis investigated how the nanostructure of ocean microorganisms called diatoms contributes to their relatively high photosynthetic efficiency. The work could help design energy-harvesting devices based on examples from nature. WHY “I am incredibly interested in international development and how it relates to sustainability, e
ACADEMICS “Some of the most interesting classes I’ve taken here have been in the chemistry department. I work as a chemistry peer tutor, helping those who are struggling in their freshman chemistry classes.” Earned a certificate in materials science and in engineering and sustainable energy. WHY “When I applied to Princeton University, I knew that I wanted to be a chemical engineer. It’s fast-paced and exciting, and I like that I can apply my knowledge of t
ACADEMICS Interested in materials science and sustainable energy, in particular hydrogen energy, as well as the social impact of technology. Thesis titled “Carbon Dioxide Removal in PEM Hydrogen Purification from Coal Reformate.” ADDITIONAL STUDIES Earned certificates in materials science, sustainable energy, Woodrow Wilson School, and Japanese language and culture. (“I am a devoted fan of Japanese arts and culture.”) EXTRACURRICULAR Co-founded the Princeton
Three Princeton engineering professors have been elected members of the National Academy of Engineering, a high professional honor among engineers.
Using mathematical concepts, Princeton researchers have developed a method of discovering new drugs for a range of diseases by calculating which physical properties of biological molecules may predict their effectiveness as medicines.
Katie Hsih puts her engineering education to work to help an African community recover.
Rodney Priestley, assistant professor of chemical and biological Engineering, has been awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Engineering students win International Association for Hydrogen Energy award for developing "homemaker" hydrogen generator.
The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) announced at its national convention in October that William Cox will serve as its 2010-2011 chairman of the board of directors.
Effective January 1, 2011, Paul Johnson will be the new dean of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. A faculty member since 1994, Johnson is currently serving as executive dean and professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment. He has also held the position of the university’s associate vice president for research and interim dean of Fulton. Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Engineering Schools is composed of seven engineering schools. Tota
Princeton engineers have developed a sensor that may revolutionize how drugs and medical devices are tested for contamination, and in the process help ensure the survival of two species of threatened animals.
Two Princeton engineering faculty have been named to Technology Review Magazine's list of the top 35 young innovators for 2010.