Recent upgrades in imaging and fabrication facilities for atomic-scale research have made these labs among the best in the world and perhaps unique in their "one-stop-shop" combination of analysis and fabrication.
"Materials really do change society," says materials institute director Craig Arnold in a recent interview. "They change the way we think about and interact with the world, how we use objects, and how we create things. That is why I like teaching it."
After 18 years of leadership in the field of materials science, James Sturm will step down as director of the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) effective June 30. Craig Arnold, associate director of PRISM and professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, will serve as interim director.
Two Princeton University researchers who spent four years developing a microscope lens that focuses in response to sound waves now have a company with a customer base spanning from Japan to Germany.
We all depend upon lithium-ion batteries every day to power our cellphones and laptops. Craig Arnold is working to make those batteries last longer and provide more energy.
The 6th Annual Innovation Forum awarded $40,000 to help tech innovations get closer to the marketplace.
The Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti inspired a team of Princeton researchers to launch develop, deploy and test two novel disaster-relief technologies -- a rainwater harvester and filtration system, and a wind turbine for renewable energy production.
Students from Princeton-area middle schools participated in a pilot outreach program of the Princeton University Materials Academy, intended to stimulate interest in science among underrepresented students.
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.