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.
Each year, Princeton honors faculty inventors and their research teams who are developing technologies that have the potential to benefit society. Learn more about Princeton research and its applications in this video series.
Cool flames have been of great interest to scientists and engine designers, but have been extremely difficult to produce in a laboratory. Princeton researchers have managed to create a steady, cool flame in the lab and are working to devise a laser diagnostic technique that quantifies chemicals playing key roles in the flames’ formation.
The Entrepreneur Group provides a venue for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and faculty to come together and move from the idea stage to create REAL companies.
The new Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment building and grounds opened last fall. The building exemplifies the Center's mission to develop solutions that provide the world with the energy systems it needs while protecting this planet and preserving its resources for future generations.
Research by two independent groups in the United States (Princeton and MIT) and in the Netherlands have found that gamma ray signals from the inner galaxy come from a new source rather than from the collision of dark matter particles. Maria Lisanti, an assistant professor of physics at Princeton, is one of the key researchers.
Each year, Princeton honors faculty inventors and their research teams who are developing technologies that have the potential to benefit society. Learn more about Princeton research and its applications in this video series.
A team of researchers at Princeton University has developed a simple, low-temperature method to synthesize an efficient solar cell interface. The interface plays a critical role in converting sunlight to electrical energy.
A team led by Princeton computer scientist Andrew Appel is working on a multi-institutional project called DeepSpec, which aims to exterminate software bugs.
Blurring the lines between life sciences and engineering disciplines to solve science and health problems was an underlying theme of Bioengineering Day.
Haw Yang, a Princeton University professor of chemistry, has received a $2.3 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to develop a set of technologies that will allow scientists to remotely control and navigate individual nanoscale devices — as well as the chemistry around them — inside living cells in 3-D.
In a series of recent experiments, researchers in the lab of Celeste Nelson, a professor of chemical and biological engineering, have found that airway branching in the developing lung is regulated in part by the mechanical forces experienced by these embryonic tissues. This insight adds a previously unexpected mechanism to the standard theory that the airway branching pattern is controlled by a closed genetic program, hardwired in our DNA.
Princeton University researchers developed an instrument that allowed them to capture among the first 3-D recordings of neural activity in nearly the entire brain of a free-moving animal, the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. The findings could provide scientists with a better understanding of how neurons coordinate action and perception in animals.
Simon Levin, Princeton University's George M. Moffett Professor of Biology and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, will receive a National Medal of Science, the nation's highest scientific honor. Levin will be honored at a White House ceremony in early 2016 along with eight fellow Medal of Science recipients and eight recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.
Researchers at Princeton's Edge Lab, spearheaded by Professor Mung Chiang, are leading a global effort to build a basic architecture for "fog" networking. Ideally, fog computing could harness personal devices' own computing, sensing and storage power to speed wireless networks.
H. Vincent Poor, dean of Princeton University's School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering, has been named a 2015 fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. The honor recognizes academic inventors who hold patents on inventions with "a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society."
The discovery of an elusive massless quasiparticle theorized 85 years ago has been named one of the Top Ten Breakthroughs of the Year by Physics World magazine. The fermion was discovered by an international team led by Princeton University's M. Zahid Hasan, professor of physics, in a synthetic metallic crystal called tantalum arsenide.
Princeton University researchers used fruit fly brains to capture the process by which the brain identifies behaviorally useful information in the external environment and uses it to determine our actions. The results provide a clear diagram of the stimulus-to-behavior neural process that is frequently carried out by human brains, but has been difficult for scientists to study.
Princeton University’s Office of Technology Licensing is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Executives in Residence (XIRs) who are available to provide advice to faculty, students and staff who have discoveries in science and technology that could be used to create products and services to solve critical societal challenges and unmet needs.
The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointments of 17 faculty members, including two full professors, 13 assistant professors and two senior lecturers.
The Keller Center celebrated its 10th anniversary this month. Students, faculty and alumni from all parts of the University take part in Keller programs each year — attending one of the center's 15 courses, participating in any of 60 events, obtaining an internship to explore engineering beyond Princeton, participating in its eLab entrepreneurship program, or taking advantage of the services offered by the University's new Entrepreneurial Hub.
Princeton University researchers Pablo Debenedetti, the Dean for Research and Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science and professor of chemical and biological engineering, and Daniel Steinberg, science and engineering outreach specialist in the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials and the Princeton Center for Complex Materials, have been named 2015 Fellows of the American Physical Society.
Princeton University faculty members Zemer Gitai, professor of molecular biology, and Coleen Murphy, professor of molecular biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, are among 13 researchers nationwide to receive 2015 Pioneer Awards from the National Institutes of Health. The awards are part of the NIH Common Fund's High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, which supports investigators pursuing bold research projects.
Arthur B. McDonald, one of the two recipients of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics, was a professor of physics at Princeton University from 1982 to 1989 when he began developing the experiment for which he received worldwide recognition Oct. 6.
A hunch about a bug living in a New Jersey swamp may end up offering a solution to several obstinate forms of water pollution. The bacterium works to break down ammonium, finds engineering professor Peter Jaffe, whose research team includes a Chinese government researcher looking into water treatment. The research team will travel to Guangdong, China, in November.
An exhibition and conference, Ultrastructures, explores the complex and intriguing connections between the macro level of buildings and design and the micro level of physical processes such as thermodynamics.
The Keller Center's summer-long eLab program provides work space, instruction and support for student teams, as well as up to $20,000 in funding without taking any equity in the fledgling ventures.
Three decades ago, as computer science was emerging from its infancy, Princeton's own Department of Computer Science was born. Professor Robert Sedgewick, who joined Princeton in 1985 and served as first chair of the new department, recalled that it was an exciting time.
Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment (ACEE) have announced awards totaling $1,050,000 to support 11 innovative projects in energy and the environment.
Computer scientists at Princeton have found an automated way to identify and eliminate elements that take away from the central focus of a photo. The work is taking place in the lab of Professor Adam Finkelstein.
Kenneth Norman, a Princeton University professor of psychology, will explore what happens to our memories as we sleep as part of a three-year, $594,000 project supported by the National Science Foundation and related to the federal BRAIN Initiative.
An international team led by Princeton University scientists has discovered Weyl fermions, elusive massless particles theorized 85 years ago that could give rise to faster and more efficient electronics because of their unusual ability to behave as matter and antimatter inside a crystal.
Professor of Mathematics Christopher M. Skinner *97 has been named a recipient of a 2015 Simons Investigator Award for his work in number theory and arithmetic geometry.
Greene, an associate professor of astrophysical sciences, studies the relationship between galaxies and black holes, objects so dense that not even light can escape their gravitational pull. One thought rare, researchers have come to realize that black holes are surprisingly common.
Paul Chirik, the Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Chemistry, has been appointed associate director for external partnerships of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment as of July 1.
Ostriker and Page receive Gruber Cosmology Prize for theoretical and experimental explorations of the universe
The 2015 Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize has been awarded to Jeremiah Ostriker and Lyman Page, Jr. of Princeton University, and John Carlstrom of the University of Chicago, for their "individual and collective contributions to the study of the universe on the largest scales."
Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership, an initiative that forges collaborations between industry and Princeton University experts, has entered a five-year agreement with ExxonMobil to pursue transformational innovations in the fields of energy and environment.
Three Princeton University-related computer programs have been chosen to run on a new supercomputer that will deliver enhanced scientific findings when it begins crunching numbers in 2018. The three projects were among 13 selected to run in the Center for Accelerated Application Readiness program at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility.
Support for entrepreneurial faculty is one of the recommendations of the newly issued Princeton Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee (PEAC) report, which proposes a broad set of actions to enhance entrepreneurship at the University. The Office of Technology Licensing provides numerous services for faculty and their research groups to develop discoveries into entrepreneurial ventures.
The Princeton Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee (PEAC) has issued a report recommending a broad set of initiatives to enhance entrepreneurship at the University in a way that builds on Princeton's commitments to liberal arts education, research and public service.
Monica Ponce de Leon has been named the next dean of Princeton's School of Architecture, effective Jan. 1, 2016. Ponce de Leon is a pioneering educator and award-winning architect and has served as dean of the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan since 2008. She is widely recognized as a leader in the application of robotic technology to building fabrication.
Physicist Luis Delgado-Aparicio of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has won a five-year grant of $2.6 million that will fund Delgado-Aparicio's research aimed at eliminating a key barrier to developing fusion power as a safe, clean and abundant source of electric energy.
Edward Felten, a Princeton University computer scientist who is a leading expert on computer security, has been named U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).
A Princeton consortium has been formed to share efforts to turn vast amounts of scientific date into eye-friendly computer visualizations. Eliot Feibush, a computational scientist at PPPL, will lead the effort.
Three Princeton University professors were among 197 influential artists, scientists, scholars, authors and institutional leaders inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Now in its fourth year, HackPrinceton 2015 brought together students from dozens of institutions for 24 hours of working on any project of their choice. The event organizers helped participants supplement their long hours of programming with activities such as specialized workshops and laser tag.
A material called Synthetic Muscle™ that could be used in robotics for deep space travel will be rocketed to the International Space Station for testing this week. The muscle, which could aid in travel to Mars because of its radiation resistance, was developed by Lenore Rasmussen, a synthetic polymer chemist and founder of Ras Labs, in collaboration with researchers and engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.
Two exploratory and promising research projects — a quantum computer based on a recently observed exotic particle and a smartphone that could replace laboratory tests in health care settings — have been awarded funding at Princeton University through the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.
Princeton University mathematician John Nash received the 2015 Abel Prize from the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters for his seminal work on partial differential equations, which are used to describe the basic laws of scientific phenomena. The award is one of the most prestigious in the field of mathematics and includes an $800,000 prize. Nash shares the prize with longtime colleague Louis Nirenberg, a professor emeritus at New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
Eric Wood, the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest career honors for engineers.
The limit of cellular growth and how cells "choose" their eventual size have long been open questions for biologists. The mechanism by which cells figure out what size to be could involve a cell structure known as the nucleolus, Princeton University researchers found.
Coleen Burrus, an institutional advancement professional with more than 25 years of experience spanning the higher education, philanthropic, corporate and government sectors, has been appointed director of corporate and foundation relations at Princeton University. Her appointment is effective April 27.
David Tank, the Henry L. Hillman Professor in Molecular Biology at Princeton, has been named one of four winners of the Brain Prize, an honor that recognizes scientists who have made outstanding contributions to brain research.
The Innovation Forum, now celebrating its 10th year, is an annual presentation of technology developed by the University's professors, graduate students and researchers, sponsored by the Keller Center and the Office of Technology Licensing.
Princeton researchers are strongly motivated to apply their discoveries to solving real-world problems.
Princeton research that makes a difference was highlighted at the Innovation Forum, an event for University researchers to present discoveries that have the potential to benefit society.
Researchers at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have found that 3-D printers can be an important tool in laboratory environments. Before rushing out to buy a piece of equipment needed in the laboratory, researchers first consider the possibility of printing the item themselves.
The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointments of four full professors.
Greg Scholes joined the Chemistry Department faculty at Princeton University last July. His lab is one of the leading groups studying how nature collects light to power fundamental processes like photosynthesis, using both experimental and theoretical techniques.
Princeton University researchers have built a rice grain-sized laser powered by single electrons tunneling through artificial atoms known as quantum dots. The tiny microwave laser, or "maser," is a demonstration of the fundamental interactions between light and moving electrons.
Princeton University professor of physics, Shivaji Sondhi, has received a Humboldt Research Award and will be allowed to spend up to one year collaborating with researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany.
Five inventions with the potential for societal benefit and commercial applications have been awarded support through Princeton's Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund, which aims to help promising technologies bridge the gap between the laboratory and the marketplace.
"Introduction to Entrepreneurship" — a class taught for the first time this semester is open to students from all disciplines and allows undergraduates to work with a team of successful entrepreneurs.
As part of a project demonstrating new 3-D printing techniques, Princeton researchers have embedded tiny light-emitting diodes into a standard contact lens, allowing the device to project beams of colored light.
Three Princeton University researchers have been granted a total of 345 million hours of processing time on two powerful supercomputers as part of the 2015 Innovative and Novel Computational Impact of Theory and Experiment (INCITE) awards from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Two Princeton fellows of the National Academy of Inventors will be inducted Mar. 20, 2015.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent to a novel technique and device for pasteurizing eggs developed by engineers at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Princeton researchers are strongly motivated to apply their discoveries to solving real-world problems.
Celebrate Princeton Invention event honors Princeton faculty, staff and students whose research has the potential to improve lives and benefit society.
The Scientist magazine has named a DNA sequencing technology developed in part at Princeton University as one of its Top 10 Innovations for 2014.
Pseudomonas is the first pathogen found to initiate infection after merely attaching to the surface of a host.
The third annual meeting of Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership brought together about 200 academic experts and industry leaders in a day-long discussion of the challenges in creating alternative energy sources, the future of energy investment, and the key areas of energy technology.
Revealing and measuring the many commercial tools that invisibly track Web users is a key step toward improving transparency and privacy on the Internet, according to a set of privacy and technology experts who convened at Princeton University on Oct. 24.
Re-examining longstanding beliefs about the physics of these devices, Princeton engineers have now shown that carefully restricting the delivery of power to certain areas within a laser could boost its output by many orders of magnitude.
BioNano Genomics, a company that uses technology developed at Princeton University for high quality genome analysis, announced the purchase of its Irys™ System by several genomics research centers, including the Salk Institute, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH Intramural Sequencing Center (NISC) and Genoscope (The French National Sequencing Center), according to an article in PRN Newswire.
BioNano Genomics, a company founded in part using innovations developed at Princeton, announced today achievement of a major milestone for the Irys system: the ability to collect human data at 30X depth, sufficient for a genome map, in 24 hours on a single chip. The one human : one chip : one day was announced at the American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG) 2014 Meeting October 18-22 in San Diego.
A new center for small-molecule screening has opened on the Princeton campus. The facility offers researchers the ability to rapidly test large numbers of molecules and identify ones that may have therapeutic potential or aid in biomedical research.
Princeton University's Office of Technology Licensing has named W. Bradford Middlekauff as its first executive in residence, a position aimed at offering an entrepreneurial and industry-based perspective to the faculty and students involved in the transfer of University discoveries to the marketplace.
Four Princeton University physicists were among 19 scientists nationwide to receive five-year, $1.8 million awards from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation intended to support "ambitious, high-risk research" in quantum materials: M. Zahid Hasan, a professor of physics; Nai Phuan Ong, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics and director of the Princeton Center for Complex Materials; Jason Petta, an associate professor of physics; and Ali Yazdani, a professor of physics.
Capping decades of searching, Princeton scientists observe elusive particle that is its own antiparticle
Princeton University scientists have observed an exotic particle that behaves simultaneously like matter and antimatter, a feat of math and engineering that could yield powerful computers based on quantum mechanics. The team, which includes researchers from the University of Texas-Austin, published a report in the journal Science.
Recent Princeton University postdoctoral researchers Jeremy Palmer, of chemical and biological engineering, and Knut Drescher, of molecular biology, received 2014 Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists, which recognize outstanding postdoctoral scientists in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.
Princeton University faculty members Carlos Brody, a professor of molecular biology, and Sebastian Seung, a professor of computer science, are among the first group of researchers worldwide selected by the National Institutes of Health to receive an overall $46 million in funds related to the federal BRAIN Initiative. Brody and Seung are both affiliated with the Princeton Neuroscience Institute (PNI). Announced in 2013, the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) In
Princeton University researchers have developed a new method to increase the brightness, efficiency and clarity of LEDs, which are widely used on smartphones and portable electronics as well as becoming increasingly common in lighting.
Princeton University researchers Robert Cava, Loren Pfeiffer and Mansour Shayegan have been chosen as Moore Materials Synthesis Investigators by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Researchers at Princeton University have begun crystallizing light as part of an effort to answer fundamental questions about the physics of matter.
Jin Liu, Director of the new Princeton Center in China is available to help University community members with a range of services in China, including travel and housing arrangements; event planning; translation services; finding meeting spaces; and obtaining access to Chinese archives or scientific labs at Chinese universities for academic research.
Princeton and Columbia universities have proposed a method that could allow scientists to customize and grow highly purified crystals, known as photonic crystals, with relative ease.
Princeton University mathematician Manjul Bhargava was awarded the 2014 Fields Medal, often referred to as the "Nobel Prize of mathematics," in recognition of his work in the geometry of numbers.
Gerard Wysocki of Princeton University discusses his laser technology for detecting nitric oxide in the breath as a way for doctors to monitor patient health.
In the first evidence that natural selection favors an individual's infection tolerance, researchers from Princeton University and the University of Edinburgh have found that an animal's ability to endure an internal parasite strongly influences its reproductive success.
Moses Charikar, a professor of computer science and Anatoly Spitkovsky, an associate professor of astrophysical sciences have been selected to receive 2014 Simons Investigators awards.
The "Art of Science 2014" exhibit in the Friend Center on the Princeton University campus consists of 44 images and 12 videos of artistic merit created during the course of scientific research. The works, part of a recurring show now in its seventh iteration, were chosen from more than 250 images and 50 videos submitted from over 25 departments across the University. This video offers a cross-section of the artwork on display.
People choosing between two or more equally positive outcomes experience paradoxical feelings of pleasure and anxiety, feelings associated with activity in different regions of the brain, according to research led by Amitai Shenhav, an associate research scholar at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University.
PPPL receives $4.3 million to increase understanding of the role that plasma plays in synthesizing nanoparticles
The new funds will expand research in a nanotechnology laboratory that the lab launched in 2012 with PPPL Laboratory Directed Research and Development funds.
John Storey, a professor of molecular biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, has been named the director of the new Center for Statistics and Machine Learning.
Emily Carter receives Remsen Award for outstanding achievement in chemistry. The award recognizes her work in pioneering the development of unique tools to study and design materials, most recently for sustainable energy from solar and fuel cells to fusion.
The benefits of technology transfer go far beyond the financial rewards to include job creation and improved quality of life, according to a review article co-written by a group of leading technology transfer officers from major research universities, including Princeton University.
Two Princeton University faculty members have been selected as 2014 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences, and will receive flexible funding over four years to help establish their research careers.
Using a computer model to explore water as it freezes, a team at Princeton University has found that water's weird behaviors may arise from a sort of split personality: at very cold temperatures and above a certain pressure, water may spontaneously split into two liquid forms.
In a paper published in the journal Nature Physics today, the CMS experiment at CERN reported new results on an important property of the Higgs particle. The CMS result follows preliminary results from both experiments, which both reported strong evidence for the fermionic decay late in 2013. The CMS team features the involvement of researchers at Princeton University.
Entrepreneurship committee seeks to engage alumni, campus community in fostering innovations for society
The Princeton Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee has launched a website seeking feedback from alumni, students, faculty and staff about their involvement in and suggestions for entrepreneurial activities at Princeton.
Two new research technologies — a microscope for probing bacterial biofilms and an instrument to measure the properties of ultrathin plastics — have been awarded funding at Princeton University through the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund. Established in 2009 by Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, a 1976 Princeton alumnus and former trustee, and his wife, Wendy, the fund supports projects with the potential for broad impacts on research in the natural sciences or eng
President Christopher L. Eisgruber and six other 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.
The hackathon opened Friday evening at Jadwin Gym on the Princeton University campus and continued for 36 hours ending Sunday afternoon, March 30. Some 500 undergraduates from more than 40 universities, packed the gym working furiously on programming and hardware projects.
The world's largest virtual currency,Bitcoin, continues to make headlines, but many still don't have a clue about the inner workings of Bitcoin or its influence. Princeton Professor Ed Felten explains.
The first annual Dean for Research Innovation Funds have been awarded to a group of projects that push the boundaries of research in the natural sciences, encourage research partnerships with industry, and facilitate collaborations between investigators in the arts and the sciences or engineering.
A competition showcasing University research with commercial potential, the Innovation Forum allows inventors to pitch their ideas to a panel of investors and business leaders.
Tiny and swift, viruses are hard to capture on video. Now researchers at Princeton University have achieved an unprecedented look at a virus-like particle as it tries to break into and infect a cell.
Research projects such as finding solutions to sustainably address our energy needs and developing green cement technologies represent the best of industrial-academic partnerships.
Princeton University's Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund, which supports discoveries that have significant potential for further development into products or services, has been awarded to four technologies: enhanced cybersecurity, non-scarring tattoo removal, 3-D photography and a laser-scanning device.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has released "Star Power," a new informational video that uses dramatic and beautiful images and thought-provoking interviews to highlight the importance of the Laboratory’s research into magnetic fusion.
A sun shade designed to account for the sun’s path within a specific geographic location can keep harmful types of ultraviolet rays away from playgrounds and gathering spots.
Four Princeton University-affiliated research projects have been awarded grants that enable them to use two of America's fastest supercomputers.
Four Princeton University professors have received the 2013 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers.
Princeton researchers come up with nearly 100 new discoveries of commercial potential each year. The inventors and their discoveries were highlighted a the University's annual event, Celebrate Princeton Invention.
Princeton scientists discover that identifying patterns in data can be a solution to data overload.
The University's Office of the Dean for Research will roll out this fall the first in a series of competitive "innovation funds." Three initial competitions will encourage bold research in the natural sciences, collaboration between artists and scientists or engineers, and new partnerships with industry. Initiatives to support research in the humanities and social sciences are being planned.
A device for pasteurizing eggs in the shell could lead to a sharp reduction in illnesses caused by egg-borne salmonella bacteria.
At the close of an extremely challenging ten weeks, members of the eLab summer business accelerator program present their startup businesses on Demo Day to a crowd that includes entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.
Among three researchers to share the 2013 Dirac Medal, Peebles made major contributions to all areas of cosmology.
Ultrathin radios embedded directly on thin plastic sheets can be applied to walls and other structures and used as an invisible communications system inside buildings or sophisticated structural monitors for bridges and roads.
The road from university laboratory to marketplace is not easy. TAG Optics Inc. illustrates the journey that new technologies — and their inventors — take as they embark on the path to commercialization.
Former Princeton University President William G. Bowen was among 12 individuals awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama on July 10th.
Graduate student Manu sebastian Mannoor speaks about developing nanotechnology-enabled approaches to directly integrate electronics and sensors with biological tissues and the human body.
Graduate student Ilissa Ocko speaks about contrasting features of scattering and absorbing aerosol radiative forcings and climate responses.
Princeton professors Scott Burnham and Peter Schäfer have received the University's Howard T. Behrman Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities.
Researchers have demonstrated that 3-D printing is an effective strategy for interweaving tissue with electronics.
The U.S. electric utility industry faces a critical juncture as new technology and declining prices allow a more "distributed" system of small-scale generators, renewable energy installations and energy-efficiency strategies, according to a group of high-level energy industry executives and regulators who met at Princeton University recently.
Three Princeton University students with diverse interests in computer networks, machine learning and the basic physical processes of the brain were among 15 recipients of this year's Hertz Fellowship for graduate studies in the sciences.
A collaboration of researchers in the physical and biological sciences seeks a better understanding of the physical and chemical forces that shape the emergence and behavior of cancer.
Two Princeton University research projects — a new tool for visualizing drug therapy in the brain and a method for aiding the search for planets outside our solar system — have been selected to receive grants from Princeton's Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.
Graduate student Brian Ell speaks about his research on small RNAs as novel therapeutics for the treatment of bone metastatic cancer.
Christopher L. Eisgruber has been appointed Princeton University's 20th president.
Princeton University's School of Engineering is unique in combining the strengths of a world-leading research institution with the qualities of an outstanding liberal arts college.
Caroline Shaw, a graduate student in composition in the Department of Music at Princeton University and a New York-based musician, today won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for music for "Partita for 8 Voices."
Princeton University has appointed as dean for research Pablo Debenedetti, a longtime Princeton engineering professor and vice dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. He succeeds A.J. Stewart Smith, who will become the University’s vice president for the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.
Graduate student Carlee Joe-Wong's work as an undergraduate has led to new ways that wireless companies could reduce congestion by varying their prices depending on the time of day.
Results from a team including a Princeton University scientist offer a possible solution that uses the bacteria's own byproducts to destroy them.
Polyakov was one of three winners of the foundation's 2013 Physics Frontiers Prize from which the recipient of the Fundamental Physics Prize was chosen. Polyakov was selected by the nine recipients of the inaugural Fundamental Physics Prize awarded in 2012, four of whom are faculty members at the Institute for Advanced Study.
Mung Chiang, a Princeton University engineering professor who uses innovative mathematical analysis to simplify and strengthen the design of wireless networks, has been awarded the National Science Foundation's highest honor for young researchers, the Alan T. Waterman Award.
Mark Zondlo, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, and a team of researchers are mapping Earth's atmosphere from pole to pole in search of the most comprehensive picture yet of greenhouse gases and how they affect climate.
Three winning technologies were announced Tuesday, March 12 at the Princeton University Keller Center Innovation Forum. The Forum offers University researchers the opportunity to compete for prize money aimed at moving laboratory discoveries into the product development stage.
New results from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) indicate that the particle detected last summer is looking more and more like the Higgs boson, the particle thought to be essential for giving mass to the universe.
Three Princeton Engineering faculty members are part of a newly announced $194 million government-industry initiative called the Semiconductor Technology Advanced Research network (STARnet), a consortium of six new university research centers whose mission is to maintain U.S. leadership in microelectronics.
Energy research is featured in Discovery: Research at Princeton.
A team of five Princeton engineering graduate students is leading a yearlong field research project using new laser sensors to measure pollutants with unprecedented sensitivity.
The Princeton Energy and Environment Corporate Affiliates Program, a consortium of industrial partners working with Princeton University, has awarded grants to two projects: Turning municipal solid waste into fuel and reducing greenhouse gases emitted in making concrete.
David Botstein, Princeton University's Anthony B. Evnin '62 Professor of Genomics and molecular biology and director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, was among 11 recipients of the inaugural $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences.
Awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the $50,000 fellowships recognize promising early-career scientists who have been nominated by their colleagues.
A possible Higgs boson of cancer and steps to give natural biodiversity a fighting chance were among the topics Princeton University researchers discussed during the 2013 AAAS annual meeting.
Three Princeton researchers will join a mission to study dark energy and dark matter as participants in the European Space Agency's (ESA) planned Euclid space telescope project. The Princeton astrophysicists will work as part of team led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif.
By studying the common fruitfly, Stas Shvartsman's lab in the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics is learning how cells signal each other in order to grow from the simple structure of an embryo into a full-grown, complex creature.
Starlings strike an optimal balance between the work of responding to social cues from their neighbors and the need to conserve energy. This trade-off yields a special number: seven. The finding has implications not just for unlocking the mysteries of coordinated animal movements, but also for the field of robotics, in which engineers seek to emulate nature's efficiency in coordinating the activity of many individuals in uncertain environments.
Edward Felten, a Princeton University professor of computer science and public affairs, was among 69 researchers nationwide elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
TAG Optics, a company based on technology developed at Princeton University, has won the prestigious Prism Award for Photonics Innovation, which recognizes products that improve life through the application of light-based technologies.
A mathematical framework developed at Princeton University strips away the differences between classical and quantum mechanics to reveal how the ideas are compatible.
Nine new technologies with promising societal or commercial applications will get a boost from a Princeton University program aimed at bridging the gap between the laboratory and the marketplace.
Nine new technologies have been awarded the University's Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund, which provides funding to bridge the gap between the laboratory and the marketplace.
At Princeton, engineering and art often intersect, creating something new and entirely unexpected.
Princeton Professor Jorge Sarmiento studies the vital role Earth's oceans play in the complex biochemical process through which carbon is exchanged among water, soil and atmosphere.
This virtual 3-D walkthrough of four principal buildings uncovered during Princeton University's archaeological excavations in Cyprus is part of the Princeton Art Museum's City of Gold exhibit. The animations were created by graduate and undergraduate students under the direction of Joanna Smith, a lecturer in art and archaeology, and Szymon Rusinkiewicz, a professor of computer science.
Two Princeton University professors were among 18 researchers nationwide recognized by the National Academy of Sciences in 2013 for their achievement in the physical, biological and social sciences.
President Obama named Princeton psychology professor Anne Treisman as one of 12 recipients of the National Medal of Science on Dec. 21, 2012. Awarded annually, the Medal recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to science and engineering. The Medal is considered the country's highest honor for scientists.
Emily Carter, founding director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton, talks about why she decided to devote her career to energy research.
innovation triples the efficiency of organic solar cells
The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointments of four assistant professors.
Princeton University and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory researchers Emily Carter, Choong-Seock Chang, William Tang and Jeroen Tromp are among the recipients of the Department of Energy’s 2013 Innovative and Novel Computational Impact of Theory and Experiment (INCITE) multi-year award.
The American Mathematical Society selected 19 Princeton professors to be among its inaugural class of Fellows. The class includes 1,119 researchers from more than 600 institutions worldwide.
Princeton method points to the quick and reliable transfer of quantum information throughout a computing device.
New laser sensors use quantum cascade lasers to perform chemical fingerprinting of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, methane and water vapor, as well as ammonia and carbon monoxide, which are related to air quality. These trace gas sensors were developed in laboratories that are part of Princeton's Mid-InfraRed Technologies for Health and the Environment (MIRTHE), a center funded by the National Science Foundation.
Catalyst could have uses in drug discovery and development.
Four student teams presented their enterprise concepts to venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and business people from the Princeton area and beyond.
Princeton ranks 5th among U.S. universities in the amount of income generated from the licensing of research innovations, according to a survey by the Association of University Technology Managers. Read the article at Inside Higher Education.
The second in a series of profiles of graduate students and post-docs in the Department of Chemistry across the spectrum of specialties: organic, inorganic, physical, chemical biology and theoretical. This profile features postdoctoral researcher Kevin Welsher in the physical chemistry group of Associate Professor Haw Yang.
Two Princeton University professors have received the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers.
A new technology allows data centers to substitute flash memory for the more expensive and energy-intensive RAM, potentially reducing data storage costs. The technology is being commercialized by flash memory-maker Fusion-io and is under evaluation by other industry partners.
New supercomputers, operating at a speed called the "exascale," will produce realistic simulations of dazzlingly complex phenomena in nature such as fusion reactions, earthquakes and climate change.
A Princeton University-led team of scientists has shown how electrons moving in certain solids can behave as though they are a thousand times more massive than free electrons, yet at the same time act as speedy superconductors.
Scientists around the globe are searching for ways to store, dispose of, or prevent the formation of the greenhouse gas, which is a major driver of global climate change.
View from top (left) and side (right) of nanopillars
Taking their cue from the humble leaf, researchers have used microscopic folds on the surface of photovoltaic material to significantly increase the power output of flexible, low-cost solar cells.
A nitrogen sensor that can monitor environmental change, a "no-frills" quantum computer and a laboratory small enough to fit inside a single cell are the three technologies selected to receive support this year at Princeton University from the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.
Members elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Researchers at Princeton University have created a removable tattoo that adheres to dental enamel and could eventually monitor a patient’s health with unprecedented sensitivity.
Immersive 3-D sound developed at Princeton University makes its way into a new product, the Jawbone Big Jambox.
Taking their cue from the humble leaf, researchers have used microscopic folds on the surface of photovoltaic material to significantly increase the power output of flexible, low-cost solar cells.
Student engineers win $90,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to further develop and implement a portable energy generator intended for use in remote or disaster-torn regions. project.
HepatoChem, a startup based on technology licensed from Princeton, wins funding from Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Accelerator Program
An early-stage life science company, HepatoChem is developing a platform for fast and cost effective assessment of metabolites and toxicity in drug development. As reported in MarketWatch.com
Two Princeton University professors are among the noted scientists elected as fellows of the Royal Society in 2012. David MacMillan, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry and chair of the department, was among 44 scientists around the world to be named a fellow of the Royal Society. Bonnie Bassler, Princeton's Squibb Professor of Molecular Biology, was one of eight researchers named foreign members of the society.
Princeton's Niraj Jha, professor of electrical engineering, and colleague Anand Raghunathan of Purdue University have developed a wearable signal-jamming personal firewall for insulin pumps and other medical devices. The device, which could be worn as a necklace, was featured in MSNBC.com.
A.J. Stewart Smith, who has served as Princeton University's first dean for research since 2006, will assume a newly created position as vice president for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) to serve as the University's primary liaison with DOE.
Bassler is best known for her efforts to understand how bacteria communicate.
A sensor embedded in a tooth could monitor your health. The sensor, developed in the lab of Princeton's Michael McAlpine, is featured in the Daily Mail.
Mung Chiang, an electrical engineering professor at Princeton, has been awarded the 2012 Kiyo Tomiyasu Award by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
The 7th Annual Innovation Forum showcased eight exciting concepts for novel products or start-up companies.
Princeton University researchers and faculty members pitched their innovations in 3-minute presentations to angel investors and venture capitalists. Watch the videos.
David Botstein, Princeton's Anthony B. Evnin '62 Professor of Genomics, professor of moleculary biology and director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, was one of six researchers recently named 2012 Dan David Prize Laureates.
Princeton's Edgar Choueiri and his team seek to create a 3-D sound experience so realistic that it could revolutionize entertainment.
A study led by researchers at Princeton University has yielded insights into how liquid spreads along flexible fibers, which could allow for increased efficiency in various industrial applications.
John Lettow '95, president of Vorbeck Inc., worked with Princeton professor Ilhan Aksay on graphene research.
The Chirik Group, in collaboration with Momentive Performance Materials Inc., has developed a new iron hydrosilylation technology that is featured in the February 3, 2012 issue of Science magazine article.
Vorbeck Materials, a startup company founded on discoveries made at Princeton University, has been named as one of three winning startup companies in the U.S. Department of Energy's America’s Next Top Energy Innovator Challenge.
Five Princeton faculty teams are the new recipients of support from a University fund designed to help propel promising discoveries out of the laboratory into products and technologies that can benefit society.
Princeton technologies and the inventors behind them were featured at an annual event honoring faculty members and investment partners.
Princeton researchers are developing health-related innovations at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Medical tests could be revolutionized using lasers and sensors tuned to operate with mid-infrared light, a part of the spectrum that is particularly useful for detecting biologically relevant molecules.
Princeton engineers are working closely with neuroscientists to understand how visual information and words are encoded in the brain.
In an effort to accelerate innovation in sustainable energy and environmental technology, a collaborative network known as the Princeton Energy and Environment Corporate Affiliates Program has been created at Princeton University to engage a wide range of businesses.
Flash NanoPrecipitation is a technique for encapsulating therapeutic and diagnostic molecules in nanoparticles to improve treatment and monitoring of diseases including cancer and tuberculosis.
A technique for coating implants with materials to improve the interface between medical devices and the human body.
Crystalline materials with high surface conductivity for use in electronic devices that are smaller, faster, and less heat-generating than today's electronics.
BACCH(TM) 3D Sound is an audio technology that allows the listener to hear, through two ordinary speakers, a truly three-dimensional reproduction of a recorded sound field with a level of high tonal and spatial fidelity.
TUBE delivers the right pricing incentives to help Internet service providers meet the challenges of growing bandwidth demand while providing users with choices to save on their monthly bills.
Sirtuins, which have mainly been studied for effects on aging and cancer, have another important function: inhibiting virus replication during infection.
Benjamin Garcia and his colleagues have developed a method for studying epigenetic modifications by extracting and analyzing specific target genes together with regulatory proteins.
BioNano Genomics is commercializing a high-throughput platform for analyzing DNA with single-molecule sensitivity based on technology pioneered at Princeton University.
Princeton alumni and other entrepreneurs and business leaders discussed "Women in Entrepreneurship" in a panel discussion hosted by the University's Keller Center Dec. 7.
Princeton University hosted its first-ever "Start-up Weekend' Nov. 11-13 to offer entrepreneurs the chance to pitch their ideas to industry leaders. Read more in the Princeton Alumni Weekly.
Members of the Princeton Office of Technology Licensing team will be moderating two workshops at the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) 2012 Annual Meeting, March 14-17 at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, California.
University research can yield societal benefits while creating opportunities for growth.
Graphene-based technologies developed by Princeton University scientists are generating buzz and business.
Organic light-emitting materials are common in today's smart phones, an example of the rapid transition from basic discovery to commercial application.
Science deans and educators from universities and colleges around the state came to Princeton University to discuss ways to revive the state's economy and create jobs through programs in science, technology, engineering and math.
A new policy approved this fall by Princeton faculty members gives the University and faculty members rights to republish scholarly articles.The policy is intended to make the faculty's scholarly articles, published in journals and conference proceedings, available to a wider audience.
Benjamin Garcia of Princeton's Department of Molecular Biology and Amit Singer of the Department of Mathematics have received the 2010 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers.
Netflix...YouTube...Our appetite for streaming applications is on the rise, as are data plans from service providers struggling to meet demand. Mung Chiang's TUBE is an innovation that can help keep costs low.
As research becomes increasingly interdisciplinary and complicated, international partnerships are crucial for finding answers to pressing societal challenges, maintaining Princeton's status as a leading research university, bolstering American competitiveness, and providing critical educational opportunities and international experiences to Princeton students who will become the leaders of tomorrow's increasingly global world.
Princeton University inventors mixed with industry representatives, investors and entrepreneurs at Celebrate Princeton Invention, an annual event that honors University researchers.
Princeton researchers have invented an extremely sensitive sensor that opens up new ways to detect a wide range of substances, from biological markers of cancer to hidden explosives.
Using mathematical concepts, Princeton researchers have developed a method of discovering new drugs for a range of diseases by calculating which physical properties of biological molecules may predict their effectiveness as medicines. The technique already has identified several potential new drugs that were shown to be effective for fighting strains of HIV by researchers at Johns Hopkins University.