The Office of Technology Licensing is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Executive in Residence (XIR), Joseph Studholme, who is available to provide advice to faculty, students and staff who have discoveries in science and technology that could be applied to solve critical societal challenges.
The 2016 recipients of the annual Phi Beta Kappa awards for excellence in undergraduate teaching are Pablo Debenedetti, dean for research, the Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science and professor of chemical and biological engineering, and Susan Wolfson, professor of English.
Lynn Loo has been named director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, effective July 1. She succeeds founding director Emily Carter, who has been appointed dean of engineering.
Princeton University researchers will have an integral role in the Simons Observatory, a new astronomy facility established with a $38.4 million grant from the Simons Foundation. The observatory will investigate cosmic microwave background radiation to better understand the physics and structure of the universe.
Three Princeton University faculty have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research, joining 84 new members nationwide and 21 foreign associates.
Eight new projects, from novel ways to control mosquitoes to a telescope for studying the Big Bang, have been awarded funding through the Dean for Research Innovation Funds.
Seven Princeton faculty members have been named fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. They are among leaders in scholarship, business, the arts and public affairs elected this year in recognition of their contributions to their respective fields.
Emily A. Carter, a Princeton faculty member since 2004 and founding director of the University's Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, has been selected as the next dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Her appointment is effective July 1.
Princeton researchers are joining with colleagues at a Brazilian university to help the operator of Brazil's electric grid and the country's major utilities develop a system to keep the lights on.
Andrew Wiles, an Oxford University mathematics professor and Princeton University's James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus, has received the 2016 Abel Prize from the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters for providing a proof for Fermat's Last Theorem in 1994. Wiles is the third Abel Prize recipient in a row associated with Princeton.
At the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Professor Chris Tully is readying a facility to detect neutrinos that appeared one second after the Big Bang, during the onset of the epoch that fused protons and neutrons to create all the light elements in the universe.
Two Princeton University postdoctoral research associates have been selected to participate in the prestigious energy technology incubator Cyclotron Road. The U.S. Department of Energy initiative supports outstanding researchers working on next-generation clean-energy solutions.
A hackathon sponsored by the Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) and Code for Princeton attracted about 90 computer coders, policy enthusiasts, and interested citizens – from Princeton students and faculty to local middle school students.
Five projects have been awarded funds by the Office of Technology Licensing for their potential to become technologies or products that can benefit society.
Princeton University graduate student Jen-Tang Lu, whose team developed a Web-based service to produce better ultrasound images and improve the diagnosis of medical conditions, won the top prize at the Keller Center's Innovation Forum Feb. 24.
This year’s Schmidt Funds for transformative technology go to two Princeton research teams working on projects in neuroscience and 3-D cellular imaging.
Princeton faculty members David Spergel and Jeremy Kasdin will lead the team of scientists responsible for a major NASA space observatory, the Wide-Field Infrared Space Telescope (WFIRST) project, that will gauge the expansion of the cosmos and explore the light of distant worlds.
Alejandro Rodriguez, an assistant professor of electrical engineering, is leading a team to develop a new mathematical framework for describing how heat radiates between objects that are extremely close to each other. Findings could help yield more effective techniques for cooling electronics and generating electricity.
Princeton University engineering faculty members Emily Carter and Michael Celia, as well as three alumni, were among 80 researchers nationwide recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering, which is one of the highest professional honors for U.S. engineers.