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.
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.
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.
Gasco Energy has announced that W. King Grant has been named chief executive officer and director, effective January 1, 2011.
A comprehensive assessment of doctoral programs in the United States ranked departments at Princeton Engineering as among the very best in the nation. The National Research Council assessment gave median scores in the top 10 to all departments within the School of Engineering and Applied Science that have a comparable peer group of departments.
The school of engineering honored three junior faculty members with the E. Lawrence Keyes, Jr./Emerson Electric Co. Faculty Advancement Award on May 10. The award recognizes young faculty members who have established vibrant teaching and research programs early in their careers at Princeton.
Lynn (Yueh-Lin) Loo, associate professor of chemical engineering, was awarded the John H. Dillon Medal for 2010 by the American Physical Society.
Chemical Engineer Yannis Kevrekidis has been named a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). The society recognized him as a leader in his field "for research contributions in chemical engineering, applied mathematics, and the computational sciences."
By producing plastics that are translucent, malleable and able to conduct electricity, researchers have opened the door to broader use of the materials in a wide range of electrical devices.
Link receives award for research that could impact the treatment of cancer and other disease.
A Princeton University-led research team has discovered an unexpected mechanism by which cells regulate an enzyme critical to early embryonic development in complex organisms, from yeast to humans. The work may inform new therapeutic strategies to fight cancer.
Two professors and a lecturer from Princeton's engineering school have been elected members of the National Academy of Engineering, a professional society whose members are among the world's most accomplished engineers.
Atwood Oceanics, an international offshore drilling contractor, has appointed Robert Saltiel Jr. '85 as president and chief operating officer, effective on December 15, 2009.
Two influential faculty members of the School of Engineering and Applied Science were transferred to emeritus status in recent action by the Board of Trustees.
Reflecting the growing intersection of biology and engineering, the Department of Chemical Engineering will change its name as of July 1, 2010, to the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.
Richard S. Bowles III accepted a position as chief compliance officer at Merck, overseeing ethics and compliance, and on the executive committee of the pharmaceutical company.
A team of biologists and engineers has developed a new method for measuring proteins that offers a long-sought tool for studying stem cells, cancer and other problems of fundamental importance to biology and medicine.
Henry Gabelnick, executive director of the CONRAD Program, gave the Alan F. Guttmacher Lecture for the Association for Reproductive Health.
As administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa Jackson *86 leads the nation’s efforts to regulate pollution. The first African-American to head the EPA, she has made environmental justice a centerpiece of her agency’s mission. When a graduate student in chemical engineering at Princeton, Jackson researched groundwater contamination.
Alice Gast has been appointed to head a panel formed by the National Academy of Science to investigate the 2001 anthrax case. Panel members include chemists, technicians, specialists in infectious disease and a legal professional. Their task is to examine case’s forensic evidence thoroughly and compile a conclusive report. In 2001 letters containing anthrax powder were mailed to several high-profile individuals, resulting in 17 people becoming infected and five deaths. The suspect w
An interdisciplinary team of scientists led by Princeton engineers has been awarded a $3 million grant to study how fuel additives made of tiny particles known as nanocatalysts can help supersonic jets fly faster and make diesel engines cleaner and more efficient.
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.
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.
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.
Nicole Clarke has devoted much of her Princeton career to researching some of the biggest medical issues facing society, including malaria, cancer and genetic testing. Whenever she can, she takes the research out of the lab and into the world.
Researchers may be able to "freeze" water into a solid, not by cooling but by confining it to narrow spaces less than one-millionth of a millimeter wide, according to new results from an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers.
Jason Cummings *07 has received the 2008 Professional of the Year award from the American Indian Science and Engineering Society.
Sherilyn McCoy has been named the world-wide chairman of Johnson & Johnson's pharmaceutical division, the largest of the company's three units.
Celeste Nelson, an assistant professor of chemical engineering, has been chosen for the 2008 Fellowship in Science and Engineering by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
Edward Wolynic, who received a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Princeton in 1974, was recently appointed to the board of directors of Nanostellar Inc., a company that develops clean technology applications.
Cato Laurencin '80 will become dean of the medical school at the University of Connecticut and vice president for health affairs at the university's Health Center, effective Aug. 11.
David M. Robinson will head up Endicott Biofuels, a Houston, Texas-based company founded in 2006 that specializes in the development of alternative energy sources such as biodiesel.
Hsing-Huang Tseng *83 was elected a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in recognition of his contributions to CMOS ultra-thin gate stack technology.
John Hudson *60, the Wills Johnson Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Virginia, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
Robert Saltiel '85 was promoted to executive vice president for performance at Transocean Inc.
Thomas Edgar *71 was elected a fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control.
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers has selected Pablo Debenedetti to receive the 2008 William H. Walker Award for Excellence in Contributions to Chemical Engineering Literature.
Students in the laboratory of Stas Shvartsman *99 study the early development of embryos, learning how basic genetic instructions govern an organism's growth and determine what it becomes. The experience also shapes their own growth as they follow Shvartsman's lead in combining engineering, physics, math, biology and computer science to break new scientific ground. "They are interested in, and willing to try, anything," Shvartsman said. "They are like stem cells-capable of becoming so many
Pablo Debenedetti, the Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science, has won the top teaching awards for both the Engineering School and the overall University.
As a chemical engineering major, James Morrison has earned the top ranking in the department and a reputation among his professors as one of the most impressive students they have taught at Princeton.
Among the many awards and honors Princeton engineers receive, one of the most appreciated is the Excellence in Teaching Award from the from the undergraduate and graduate engineering councils.
Emily Carter, the Arthur W. Marks '19 Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Applied and Computational Mathematics, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest scientific honors. In a separate honor, Carter and fellow Princeton engineers Pablo Debenedetti and Marlan Scully were elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the nation's most prestigious society spanning the sciences and humanities.
Rochelle Murray's senior thesis project puts her on the font lines of a hot research area: the transmuting of waste material into clean-burning fuel.
Pablo Debenedetti, the Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science, has been appointed as vice dean, a new position that will help create a more efficient and effective staff for the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Lynn Loo, associate professor of chemical engineering, has been awarded a 2008 Sloan Research Fellowship. These highly competitive two-year fellowships, which provide $45,000 in research support, "are intended to enhance the careers of the very best young faculty members" in targeted areas of science.
Princeton Engineering graduate student Ning Wu has been awarded the University's highest honor for graduate students, the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship. Each year, only four individuals whose work displays the highest scholarly excellence receive the Jacobus fellowship, which supports the final year of graduate study.
A new technique for printing extraordinarily thin lines quickly over wide areas could lead to larger, less expensive and more versatile electronic displays as well new medical devices, sensors and other technologies.
Scientific American magazine named Dr. Cato Laurencin one of the top 50 innovators in 2007. Dr. Laurencin and his team at the University of Virginia were recognized for developing a synthetic scaffold that promotes regeneration of the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee.
Researchers were surprised to find a highly simplified model molecule that behaves in much the same way as water, a discovery that upends long-held beliefs about what makes water so special.
A National Research Council panel that included alumna Alice Gast issued a report advocating the creation of a high-level "Science and Security Commission" to maintain U.S. competitiveness and mitigate security risks.
The Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society has named Dr. Ruben Carbonell a fellow.
A little clay and sawdust went a long way at Princeton this month when a group of Trenton-area high school students used the simple materials to create effective, low-cost water filters.
Thomas Truskett will receive the 2007 Allan P. Colburn Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers at its annual meeting in November in Salt Lake City.
Christodoulos Floudas, the Stephen C. Macaleer '63 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science, has been named the recipient of a Graduate Mentoring Award by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and the Graduate School.
Incoming engineering professor Celeste Nelson has been selected by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to receive a Career Award at the Scientific Interface. The grants foster the early career development of researchers with backgrounds in the physical and computational sciences who address biological questions in their work and are dedicated to careers in academic research.
From outstanding research to dedicated service to the School of Engineering and Applied Science, members of this year's graduating class were recognized for their achievements and contributions at the engineering Class Day ceremony Monday, June 4.
Princeton University chemical engineers have answered a fundamental question about mixtures of particles in work that may have wide-ranging practical applications, including the manufacturing of medicines and optical fibers.
The American Chemical Society has selected chemical engineering graduate student M. Barclay Satterfield to receive a Science Policy Fellowship. The highly selective fellowship sponsors an accomplished scientist or engineer to work as a staff member in the society's Office of Legislative and Government Affairs.
Great leaders envision the future and create what they see by making decisions for the long run rather than short-sighted choices, Amazon.com senior vice president Jeff Wilke '89 told a Princeton audience April 18.
Frontiers of health: Little lifesavers: Nanoparticles improve delivery of medicines and diagnotistcs
Tiny particles filled with medicine may also contain answers to some of the biggest human health problems, including cancer and tuberculosis. The secret is the size of the package. A team led by Robert Prud'homme, professor of chemical engineering and director of the Program in Engineering Biology, created the particles, which are only 100 to 300 nanometers wide -- more than 100 times thinner than a human hair.
The second annual Innovation Forum at the School of Engineering and Applied Science Feb. 27 showcased emerging technology ranging from a novel laser eye surgery technique to a new way to improve security on the Internet.
Greg Linteris shared accounts of his space travel when an astronaut and payload specialist for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at a recent lecture sponsored by the Princeton section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
All of the fuel cells developed in Jay Benziger's lab run on hydrogen, but much of his research is powered by the chemical engineering professor's collaborations with undergraduates.
Charles F. Zukoski IV, professor of chemical engineering and vice chancellor for research at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the greatest honors in the engineering field.
Three professors of chemical engineering have received endowed professorships.
Office Depot named Teddy Chung as its senior vice president and managing director, Asia, a new position in the company.
Pioneering researcher and renowned teacher Alice Gast became the first female president of Lehigh University on Aug. 1, 2006.
SteriCoat, a start-up company that has developed a coating technology for medical catheters, earned chemical engineering majors Chris Loose and Joel Moxley back-to-back honors from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.
David Myers has been appointed to serve on the Cleaner Fossil Fuels Committee of the World Energy Council, a London-based charity organization with member committees in more than 90 countries, including most of the largest energy-producing and energy-consuming countries.
Two Princeton Engineering alumni helped lead a major review of the U.S. government project to clean up millions of gallons of nuclear waste at a former weapons plant in Hanford, Wash.
Richard Golden, former associate dean for administration of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, died at his home in Princeton early Wednesday morning at age 76.
Fuel cell batteries might power clean cars of the future, but for now they are found in niche applications such as spacecraft, where cost is no object. "We are trying to figure out how you could build fuel cells that operate more simply and are cheaper to produce so that they would be acceptable in a consumer market," said Princeton professor of chemical engineering Jay Benziger.
When Princeton University engineers want to increase the power output of their new fuel cell, they just give it a little more gas -- hydrogen gas, to be exact. Though the simple control mechanism was previously thought impossible, Jay Benziger, a professor of chemical engineering, and Claire Woo, who graduated in 2006, showed it can work.
Dudley Saville, a chemical engineer whose research and teaching transcended his specialty and inspired advances and leaders in many fields, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, at age 73. The cause was cancer.
Princeton faculty members Emily Carter and William Russel will be honored by the American Chemical Society this spring.
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers has selected Christodoulos Floudas to receive its 2006 Computing in Chemical Engineering Award.
Graduate students enrolling in Princeton's six engineering departments this fall represent a great diversity of backgrounds and include 27 percent women.
Princeton University bestowed its highest teaching award on chemical engineering Professor Sankaran (Sundar) Sundaresan during commencement ceremonies June 6, praising him for an unfailing dedication to illuminating complex subjects for students.
Members of this year's class of graduating engineering students are leaving Princeton with impressive records of accomplishments and ambitious plans for the future, Dean H. Vincent Poor told students and their families during the engineering Class Day ceremony Monday, June 5.