Rather than repeat the sprawling and uncoordinated development patterns of the past, researchers at Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science and School of Architecture are exploring new ways to build urban infrastructures to serve our growing population, changing civilization and warming planet.
A small subset of the most intense droughts move across continents in predictable patterns, according to a new study published March 4 in the journal Geophysical Research Letters by researchers in Austria and the United States. The study could help improve projections of future drought, allowing for more effective planning.
A task force commissioned in June 2016 by former U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz proposed a framework in December 2016 for evaluating research and development on two strategies to address climate change: recycling carbon dioxide and removing large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google parent company Alphabet Inc. and a 1976 graduate of Princeton Engineering, spoke on Alumni Day about the power of technology to solve societal problems.
At this year's Innovation Forum at Princeton, Robert Pagels had three minutes to pitch his team's new method to cram several months' worth of medicine into a single injection. His presentation won top honors at the Keller Center's 12th Annual Innovation Forum last week.
Pablo G. Debenedetti, the dean for research, has been awarded the 2016 Guggenheim Medal by the Institution for Chemical Engineers.
Three projects with the potential for broad impacts in science and technology have been selected to receive support from the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund. Two of these projects include faculty from Princeton Engineering.
Three Princeton Engineering members were among six researchers from Princeton University named as 2017 Sloan Research Fellows.
Neereja Sundaresan, a Ph.D. student in electrical engineering, is one of four students who have been named winners of the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton University's top honor for graduate students.
Princeton Engineering senior Natasha Turkmani has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. The awards give outstanding students from outside the United Kingdom the opportunity to pursue postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge. The program was established in 2000 by a donation from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to Cambridge to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.
The need to balance energy demands, economic growth, climate change mitigation and access to affordable and clean water animated discussions at this year’s annual retreat for Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership, the corporate affiliates program administered by Princeton University's Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.
Electromagnetic pulses lasting one millionth of a millionth of a second may hold the key to advances in medical imaging, communications and drug development. But the pulses, called terahertz waves, have long required elaborate and expensive equipment to use. Researchers at Princeton University have drastically shrunk much of that equipment: moving from a tabletop setup with lasers and mirrors to a pair of microchips small enough to fit on a fingertip.
A new technique could refine wisdom-of-crowds surveys, which are used in political and economic forecasting, as well as many other collective activities, from pricing artwork to grading scientific research proposals.
Two Princeton University studies are opening important new windows into understanding an untreatable group of common genetic disorders known as RASopathies that are characterized by distinct facial features, developmental delays, cognitive impairment and heart problems. The findings could help point the way toward personalized precision therapies for these conditions.
The stone monuments of Italy's Certosa di Bologna cemetery have stood for more than two centuries as symbols of peace and eternity. But even stone does not last forever. So Enrico Sassoni, a visiting postdoctoral research associate in Princeton's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is working to protect the marble monuments and even make them stronger.