Princeton University physical scientists and engineers will partner with researchers at four other institutions to explore the driving forces behind the evolution of cancer under a five-year, $15.2 million award from the National Cancer Institute.
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.
Princeton University will be home to a new $20 million energy research center for combustion science, as part of a federal initiative to spur discoveries that lay the groundwork for an economy based on clean replacements for fossil fuels.
Energy company BP has committed to a five-year renewal of a joint research partnership with Princeton University that identifies ways of tackling the world's climate problem. It will support Princeton to at least its current level of funding for the years 2011 to 2015.
The National Science Foundation has awarded nearly $20 million to the Princeton Center for Complex Materials, an interdisciplinary research program dedicated to improving and developing materials for uses ranging from alternative energy production to quantum computing.
Princeton University is the lead institution for a new $10 million National Science Foundation grant that will fund research on "intractability" -- a concept that has profound implications for a broad range of fields, from e-commerce to quantum computing.
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.
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.
The National Science Foundation has named Patrick Cheridito, an assistant professor of operations research and financial engineering, as the recipient of a CAREER award. The award is the foundation's most prestigious grant to support the development of teacher-scholars early in their careers.
Solar panels that are slated to be installed this fall on the roof of Princeton's Engineering Quadrangle will shave only about $60 off the University's monthly electricity bill. But the technology that emerges from this unique industry-academia research collaboration may eventually save New Jersey households millions of dollars in energy costs.
The National Science Foundation has funded a multimillion-dollar Engineering Research Center based at Princeton University that is expected to revolutionize sensor technology, yielding devices that have a unique ability to detect minute amounts of chemicals found in the atmosphere, emitted from factories or exhaled in human breath.