New experimental insights could pave the way for leaner, faster simulations of turbulent fluid flow.
"...It would be a powerful argument to show that in principle, and even in real experiments, you can build a system that never measures any properties of objects but still verifies that they are identical to one another, and can achieve this to whatever level of accuracy is required." Alex Glaser
"What we do for calculating how much fuel it takes to put a satellite in orbit, we can use to understand the minimum amount of drug to use to kill a pathogen."
In the lab down the hall from Bruce Koel's new office, the temperature is about to go up over 11 million degrees Centigrade in a hot tub-sized chamber that cradles the energy of a burning star.
http://vimeo.com/danquinn/maeholiday2012 Have a look at the 2012 MAE Holiday PowerPoint created by Graduate Student, Dan Quinn.
Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that I have appointed Mun Y. Choi *72 as Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Connecticut, following a national search. Mun has served in this role on an interim basis with great distinction since June and is one of the most capable and effective individuals I have encountered in higher education. He has been an invaluable trusted colleague and one of the most outstanding leaders we have here at the University.
With hundreds of exoplanets in the bag, astronomers are wondering whether it might be possible to find their moons too
Princeton, NJ: It was a heated competition October 19th in the Friend Center as contestants vied for the Fifth Annual MAE Chili Throwdown Belt of Honor. Following an exhaustive tasting by judges, Tristen Hohman rose as the 2012 Throwdown Champion and keeper of the Belt of Honor. Tristen promised he will be donning his prize Belt Buckle for the next year. We will hold him to this! Tristen’s winning chili was a delicious combination of meats, vegetables, and booze with a medle
Princeton seniors David Clifton and David Heinz spent a summer testing a robot called the "beluga" in engineering professor Naomi Leonard's laboratory.
With a mighty zap,a laser can detect fumes from hidden explosives by Richard B. Miles, Arthur Dogariu & James B. Michael February 2012 • IEEE Spectrum
AIAA has selected Professor Robert Stengel for its Member Spotlight for January 2012 in light of his significant contributions to the aerospace industry
People depend on lithium-ion batteries every day to power cellphones, laptops and other electronic devices, and perhaps one day to run cars. This video shows how Craig Arnold, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University, is working to make those batteries last longer and provide more energy.
Professors Alexander Smits (Princeton) and Hilary Bart-Smith (University of Virginia) decided to arrange a competition between their students to see who could design the best manta ray inspired robot. Mohammad Javed '11, a mechanical engineering major, took on the project as a senior thesis and represented Princeton.
Last year, applied mathematician Jeffrey Aristoff and mechanical engineer Howard Stone, both of Princeton University, were at the gym waiting for a pickup game of basketball. To warm up, Stone started jumping rope. As the rope whizzed over the head of his colleague, Aristoff wondered, "Is it known how jump ropes bend in the wind?" A few literature searches later, he concluded that the answer was, "not really." Now, the two have solved the problem themselves.
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.