A Princeton-led team of researchers has discovered an entirely new mechanism for making common electronic materials emit laser beams. The finding could lead to lasers that operate more efficiently and at higher temperatures than existing devices, and find applications in environmental monitoring and medical diagnostics.
Archive – December 2008
A group of Princeton engineering students is reimagining a 19th-century textile factory as a modern, energy-efficient headquarters for a Trenton nonprofit. Their goal: Save money; save the planet.
Clay Williams was named in mid-October to the board of directors of Benchmark Electronics, Inc., a Texas-based company that provides high technology electronics and services to manufacturers of telecommunication equipment, computers, medical devices and other related products.
Princeton researchers devote years of meticulous work to producing scientific and engineering discoveries, but those eureka moments are just the beginning for technologies destined for the marketplace. To help University researchers and entrepreneurs navigate the process of turning discoveries into products, the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education hosted a panel discussion on Nov. 19 titled Commercialization of University Technology: Perspectives of Princeton Participants.
Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, joined cyclist Lance Armstrong, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and filmmaker Steven Spielberg on the 2008 list of America's Best Leaders.
John Ochsendorf, a structural engineer and architectural historian, was named as a 2008 MacArthur Fellow, a prestigious prize often referred to as a "Genius Award."
Kevin Toner has joined Patton Boggs LLP, one of the nation's leading public policy law firms, as a partner and litigator in the firm's New York office.
President-elect Barack Obama will appoint Lisa Perez Jackson, a Princeton Engineering alumna and the former Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, as head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to press reports. Presidential transition team officials anonymously disclosed Obama's picks for his environmental and natural resources team on Wednesday, Dec. 11, naming Jackson and two others for key positions.
Peet's Coffee & Tea, a California-based specialty tea and coffee retailer, announced in October that Ted Hall has joined its board of directors.
Princeton Engineering and Dean H. Vincent Poor are proud to recognize the following professors and graduate students for their outstanding teaching during the Spring 2008 semester.
David Billington, a Princeton professor of civil and environmental engineering, has received the 2008 Distinguished Award of Merit from the American Council of Engineering Companies.
The Princeton Board of Trustees has named three new professors to the School of Engineering and Applied Science: Howard A. Stone, Sigrid Adriaenssens and Branko Glisic.
LEADERSHIP IN A TECHNOLOGICAL WORLD: Dave Hitz, How to Engineer Your Way From the Lab to the Boardroom
Dave Hitz shares stories and lessons on his journey from Princeton CS student to the boardroom of a major technology company. Many of these lessons are highlighted in his forthcoming book, titled How to Castrate a Bull: Unexpected Lessons on Risk, Growth, and Success in Business.