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Archive – September 2010

As an early career scientist, Max Fontus wondered how successful researchers repeatedly make discoveries worth publishing. Collaborating with a Princeton engineering professor this summer, he realized that working with scientists from other fields of research results in a cross-pollination of ideas that lays the foundation for great progress in science.
Two Princeton engineering faculty have been named to Technology Review Magazine's list of the top 35 young innovators for 2010. Celeste Nelson, an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, and Michael McAlpine, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, were include in the magazine's annual TR35 list of innovative researchers under the age of 35.
Princeton University researchers will participate in a $122 million research project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop technologies and educational programs to make buildings more energy efficient. Scientists from Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) will receive a combined total of $4 million in funding over the next five years as participants in a new national Energy Innovation Hub.