Princeton engineer Claire Gmachl has been selected as a 2005 MacArthur Fellow for her research on highly versatile lasers that could be used in fields ranging from environmental monitoring to medical diagnostics and homeland security. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced Sept. 20 that Gmachl is among 25 scholars, scientists and artists who each will receive $500,000 in unrestricted support over the next five years. The awards, known informally as "genius grants," are g
Archive – September 2005
Princeton professor of electrical engineering Hisashi Kobayashi has been selected to receive the 2005 Technology Award of the Eduard Rhein Foundation for his role in inventing techniques that allowed dramatic increases in the storage capacity of computer hard disks. Kobayashi, who is Princeton's Sherman Fairchild University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, will share the award with François Dolivo and Evangelos Eleftheriou of the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory.