When Ben Sorkin put on his racing suit and helmet, he knew the moment he waited over two years for had finally come. His teammates helped strap him into the driver's seat. For the first time, he would be energizing their electric car for its very first run around a race track.
Howard A. Stone, the chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been awarded the American Physical Society's 2016 Fluid Dynamics Prize, which recognizes achievement in fluid dynamics research.
A new class, "Transformations in Engineering and the Arts," weaves together engineering concepts and artistic practices.
Among nearly 300 Engineers Without Borders programs in the United States, Princeton's was honored at the EWB-USA International Summit in Denver this month with the organization's Premier National Chapter award.
Frances Arnold, professor of chemical engineering, bioengineering and biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology and director of its Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Bioengineering Center, has been awarded the 2016 Millennium Technology Prize. Presented every two years by the Technological Academy of Finland, it comes with a monetary award of $1.2 million and goes to those who have contributed to technological innovations put into practice that enhance the quality of human life in a susta
The School of Engineering and Applied Science honored three assistant professors for outstanding teaching and research early in their careers at the school's faculty meeting May 25. Each award includes $45,000 to support the recipient's research.
Princeton University is part of a partnership of eight universities that has received a six-year, $20 million federal grant to pursue broad approaches to improving the efficiency of production and use of fossil fuels, while minimizing greenhouse gas emissions and harm to the environment.
The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (NHI), the world’s largest research hospital, located in Bethesda, Maryland, is seeking to increase its patient safety frameworks. NHI was recently reviewed by a task force led by Norm Augustine. Among the recommendations was the formation of an outside hospital board to oversee the clinical center. Laura Forese will chair the new board.
Carl Sparks is now CEO of Academic Partnerships (AP), an online service provider of technology-aided learning for non-profit universities in the U.S. and other countries. In addition, Sparks is on the AP board of directors. His background in marketing, technology and innovation will be beneficial as he leads the Dallas, Texas-based company during its current rapid growth and through global expansion.
Alec Gallimore, professor of aerospace engineering, was elected dean of the University of Michigan College of Engineering. Gallimore will begin his five-year appointment on July 1, 2016, replacing David Munson *79, who has been dean for the past ten years.
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.
The University of Texas at Dallas has named Richard Benson, dean of Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering, the sole finalist in its search for a university president. After a state-mandated 21-day waiting period, the official appointment can be made.
Princeton University faculty members have been selected to lead the team of scientists responsible for a major NASA space observatory that will gauge the expansion of the cosmos and plumb the light of distant worlds.
Two members of the engineering faculty, Emily Carter and Michael Celia, have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional honors for U.S. engineers.
With wind power emerging as a key energy source around the world, Princeton researchers are exploring a new idea to squeeze more energy out of the whirling devices: flip them.
Researchers at Princeton have created a flame so cool that it would be possible to run your hand through it without getting burned.
Tired of your cellphone dying during an important call or your car not starting on a cold morning? Researchers at Princeton think you should listen to your batteries.
Eric Spina was named the 19th president of the University of Dayton, a Catholic, research university and the largest private university in Ohio. Spina is only the second layperson to hold that position in 165 years.
Effective September, Ruben Rodriguez became the new chief executive officer of Great Wolf Lodge, a chain of more than a dozen family-oriented indoor water park resorts located across the United States. Rodriguez will be key in leading the company as it enters a new stage of growth.
Gimbal, Inc., a location and proximity-based mobile engagement company, named Jeffrey Russakow as its president and chief executive officer. He will also serve on its board of directors. Russakow’s responsibilities will include working with Gimbal’s global customers, partners, employees and executive team to increase the company’s presence in the mobile engagement sector.
Emily Carter, the founding director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University, was awarded last week the 2015-16 Joseph O. Hirschfelder Prize in Theoretical Chemistry, a major honor that previously has been bestowed upon four Nobel Prize winners.
Even as Iran and six global powers negotiated a nuclear accord this summer, Princeton researchers were looking at how to reduce nuclear risks beyond the 10-year horizon of many of the pact’s key provisions.
Jason Michener is an engineer at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan, serving in various positions since joining the car company in 2004. He has helped to launch Ford, Mercury and Lincoln models and recent Ford F-Series trucks. Some of the SUVs he worked on were featured in the January 2015 issue of Car and Driver magazine in the article “Tow Boats.”
After 18 years of leadership in the field of materials science, James Sturm will step down as director of the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) effective June 30. Craig Arnold, associate director of PRISM and professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, will serve as interim director.
Florence Hudson has been hired as senior vice president and chief innovation officer by Internet2.
The battery bounce test, popularized in online videos, has led to the common conclusion that a high bounce means a dead battery. But researchers at Princeton University have found that bouncing is not actually an effective way to check a battery's charge.
Albert Garner was appointed a non-executive director to the board for AngloGold Ashanti, a gold producing company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. AngloGold has 20 gold mining operations in 10 countries, as well as exploration programs in both established and new gold producing regions worldwide.
Eli Harari will receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from the President of the United States. As the founder of SanDisk Corporation, Harari will be honored for his innovations and contributions to flash memory storage solutions. Digital storage has had an impact on the evolving development of cameras, smart phones, USB drives, and other technological devices.
Karen Liu is now vice president of marketing at Kaiam Corporation, makers of hybrid photonic integrated circuit (PIC) technology. In this position, she is responsible for the product roadmap and expansion of the product portfolio as the Newark, California, company grows and develops.
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $2.43 million grant to Princeton engineer Michael McAlpine, to investigate new ways to interweave electronic and biological materials to ultimately produce bionic organs for a range of scientific and biomedical applications.
Princeton researchers have demonstrated that bubbles bursting at the surface of a liquid don't just spray particles upward but also push some down into the liquid -- a finding with potentially broad industrial uses.
Emily A. Carter, founding director of Princeton University's Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, has been awarded the 2014 Remsen Award by the American Chemical Society Maryland Section for outstanding achievement in chemistry.
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) presented Ben Zinn, the David S. Lewis, Jr. Chair and Regents Professor at the School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, with its 2014 Reed Aeronautics Award.
Frances Arnold, professor at Caltech, was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for her bioengineering and directed evolution research, which offers a wide range of solutions in fields including chemical engineering, bioengineering, medicine, pharmaceuticals, and energy.
Two Princeton Engineering faculty members were elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors in all fields of science
In a discovery that could eventually have implications for both health and industrial safety, researchers at Princeton University have found that common T-junction intersections in pipes can trap bubbles and other particles even if the materials appear to be flowing freely.
Mark Psiaki, professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University, was presented with the Institute of Navigation’s (ION’s) 2013 Tycho Brahe Award. He was recognized for his contributions to the theory and practice of spacecraft attitude and orbit determination and to the advancement of GNSS algorithms for satellite navigation.
John McDonnell has been elected the chairman of the board of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. This follows McDonnell’s service as a trustee since 2000 and vice chair since 2007. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, the Danforth Center seeks sustainable solutions to global challenges such as crop improvement to address hunger and malnutrition, and biofuels to provide a source of renewable energy.
For decades, “trust but verify” has been the guiding principle of international arms control. A generation of diplomats and political leaders has worked to maintain the trust. Engineers and scientists, such as Alexander Glaser, have worked on the “verify.” “How do you know that inside a box labeled ‘nuclear warhead’ is actually a warhead and not something else,” asked Glaser, an assistant professor in mechanical and aerospace engineering and a
In his annual holiday lecture, Professor Howard Stone and his assistants used high-speed cameras, high-tech amplifiers and a host of audience participants to unveil the surprising way the world really works when things move faster than the eye can see.
Researchers at Princeton and in Beijing have used engineering calculations to determine how ancient workers moved an enormous block of stone to the Forbidden City where it became the palace's iconic Large Stone Carving.
Al Bolivar Jr. has been promoted to CFO of Skanska USA’s Commercial Development (CDUS) business unit.
Westinghouse Electric Company, a nuclear energy company and supplier of nuclear plant products and technologies to utilities worldwide, appointed Douglas Weaver as vice president of nuclear regulatory affairs. He will be responsible for maintaining relationships with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
Dorothy Adams is the new president and CEO of Ann’s Place Cancer Support Services.
Carl Sparks, president and CEO of Travelocity Global, an online provider of travel services, was elected to the board of directors of Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins
W.W. Grainger, Inc., a broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products to businesses and institutions, announced that Michael Ali has joined the company as senior vice president and CIO.
John Reister is now vice president of marketing and product management at Vasona Networks, Inc. Founded in 2010, the company is a provider of platforms for mobile network capacity and resource management.
Two Princeton University researchers who spent four years developing a microscope lens that focuses in response to sound waves now have a company with a customer base spanning from Japan to Germany.
Five members of the Engineering School faculty received the University's highest honors for their accomplishments in teaching and mentoring students.
Two professors at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Jennifer Rexford and Naomi Leonard, have been named members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Douglas Hensler was named the 14th provost of the Naval Postgraduate School.
Using 3-D printing tools, scientists at Princeton University have created a functional ear that can "hear" radio frequencies far beyond the range of normal human capability.
Frances Arnold has joined Genomatica’s Scientific Advisory Board. Arnold, a professor of chemical engineering, bioengineering and biochemistry at Caltech, is an authority on protein engineering, directed protein evolution, enzymology and metabolic engineering. Her expertise will serve as a guide as Genomatica, a technology company in the chemical industry, advances.
Ecolab announced that Alex Blanco has joined the company as executive vice president and chief supply chain officer.
Eric Roegner is now chief operating officer of Alcoa's division of investment castings, forgings and extrusions.
In March Bob Klein was inducted into the Long Island Technology Hall of Fame at its annual event that recognizes the accomplishments of past and current leaders in science or technology who have impacted Long Island. Klein is the vice president of engineering and global product development for Northrop Grumman Corporation’s military aircraft systems division and has made outstanding contributions to the field of aerospace engineering and STEM education efforts.
The story of Hao Yiu's senior thesis began with hearing about the near-death experience of six men who volunteered to test a leukemia drug. It ended with the recent publication of a peer-reviewed journal article that offers important insights into potentially deadly over-reactions of the human immune system.
Students conferred their semi-annual Excellence in Teaching Awards to professors and teaching assistants at a ceremony Feb. 21. The awards included a Lifetime Achievement Award to Professor Pablo Debenedetti.
Flocking 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. When starlings coordinate with their seven nearest neighbors, they form their magical-looking flocks with the least effort.
RockPort Capital, a multi-stage venture capital firm investing in energy, sustainability and mobility fields, has appointed Kevin Kopcynsk a partner.
Mun Y. Choi was appointed provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Connecticut. He will be responsible for all academic initiatives and programs, oversight of academic and institutional strategic planning, leading the budgeting and allocation of University resources, and more. Choi had been serving in this role on an interim basis since June 2012.
The annual holiday science lecture led by Professor Howard Stone dazzled children who learned about amazing properties of light, and were often called upon to act out important concepts in physics.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has named three faculty members of the School of Engineering and Applied Science as fellows, an honor bestowed for distinguished work in advancing science or its applications.
In research initiated by an undergraduate, Princeton engineers discovered that elephants' hair is not merely a decorative feature for pulchritudinous pachyderms; it also plays an important role in how the giant beasts regulate their body temperatures.
Howard "Pat" Curtiss Jr., an authority on the aerodynamics of helicopters who helped design generations of vertical-takeoff aircraft for many companies, died Sept. 20.
Under a microscope, a tiny droplet slides between two fine hairs like a roller coaster on a set of rails until — poof — it suddenly spreads along them, a droplet no more. That instant of change, like the popping of a soap bubble, comes so suddenly that it seems almost magical. But describing it, and mapping out how droplets stretch into tiny columns, is key to understanding how liquids affect fibrous materials, from air filters to human hair. That knowledge could allow scientists
Dale Grieb, a long-time administrator at Princeton who was widely respected for her gentle insistence on improving processes and building effective teams, died Monday, May 21. She had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in February.
Using silk strands pulled from cocoons and gold wires thinner than a spider’s web, 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.
Two Princeton Engineering professors, Naomi Leonard and Robert Vanderbei, have been named fellows of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, for work that ranges from the coordination of undersea robots to the search for extrasolar planets.
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.
The Consumer Electronics Association recognized Eli Harari, co-founder and former CEO of SanDisk Corporation, for his leadership in developing flash memory storage solutions. He was inducted into the association's Hall of Fame during its Industry Forum held in October 2011 in San Diego, Calif. Harari was honored as being one of the “visionaries who have paved the way for the products and services that are changing the way we live.”
Three members of the faculty of the School of Engineering and Applied Science have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Fellowship is bestowed for distinguished work advancing science or its applications.
Sin-I Cheng, an emeritus professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University who, in a career spanning five decades, made critical early advances in rocketry and helped develop modern computational approaches to aerodynamics, died Dec. 6 at his home in Princeton. He was 89.
Two Princeton engineering groups hope to use technologies based on inexpensive, easily available materials to give villagers in developing countries access to safe drinking water and help create local jobs.
Princeton researchers are developing a system that uses an off-the-shelf digital camera and freely available software clinic workers who have modest training identify women who should receive further tests for cervical cancer.
Avoiding hospital re-admissions Mark Braverman, an assistant professor of computer science, is helping solve a pressing problem in health care: how to prevent patients from relapsing soon after being discharged from a hospital. During a previous stint at Microsoft Research, Braverman helped develop software that allows computers to “learn” based on actual patient data those patients that are most at risk so that hospitals can tailor their post-discharge care and avoid re-admissions.
Fundamentals of fluids Researchers in the lab of Howard Stone, the Donald R. Dixon ’69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, are applying a deep understanding of fluid flows to reveal the mechanics behind critical biological functions. In one project, Stone’s group found the unexpected formation of bacterial ribbons in the middle of flowing fluids, which has implications for understanding serious infections and has led to a collaboration with Bon
Contrary to the ideal of a completely engaged electorate, individuals who have the least interest in a specific outcome can actually be vital to achieving a democratic consensus. These individuals dilute the influence of powerful minority factions who would otherwise dominate everyone else, according to new research published in the journal Science.
Margaret Fels, a long-time researcher and teacher at Princeton University and an early leader in defining effective ways to evaluate energy efficiency in buildings and manufacturing, died Nov. 12. She was 70.
How many different ways do creatures communicate with one another? Howard A. Stone, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and Bonnie Bassler, professor of molecular biology, enlist the help of elementary-school students to explain the science of communication.
Technologies for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere are unlikely to offer an economically feasible way to slow human-driven climate change for several decades, according to a report issued by the American Physical Society and led by Princeton engineer Robert Socolow.
INDEPENDENT RESEARCH Co-designed a “scanning laser infrared molecular spectrometer” to detect gas molecules in the open air. Determined the optimal geometry and materials for the device, which has the potential to be used by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory on planetary missions or for emissions detection in urban areas. WHY “Unadulterated curiosity.” HONORS With classmate Shelley Chan, presented a proposal for a docking station to facilitate manned mi
INDEPENDENT RESEARCH “Michael Schoder from the Class of 2010 and I developed a cold-water hydrotherapy spa for the rehabilitation of our varsity athletes. The system consisted of a chiller unit (which housed a refrigeration system, filtration/circulation system, temperature control system, and a spa jet pump) along with a custom-fabricated pool that held up to five athletes at a time. The system provided a cost- and energy-efficient alternative to the cold-water treatment methods previ
INDEPENDENT RESEARCH Designed a control system for the ascent and descent stages for the upper stage of a horizontal launch and re-entry vehicle. Applied this design to a reusable vehicle designed by Princeton Satellite Systems, which seeks to produce the vehicle for a number of space agencies for easier launch and to act as a ferry from Earth to the International Space Station.. WHY “I’m really interested in aerospace systems designs—how spacecraft come together and d
The 6th Annual Innovation Forum awarded $40,000 to help tech innovations get closer to the marketplace.
Three Princeton engineering professors have been elected members of the National Academy of Engineering, a high professional honor among engineers.
Through Scholars in the Nation's Service engineering students use their technical know-how to help craft public policy and serve the government.
Princeton University engineers have developed a new laser-sensing technology that may allow soldiers to detect hidden bombs from a distance and scientists to better measure airborne environmental pollutants and greenhouse gases.
A surprising insight into the way cats lap water may yield insights for robotics researchers interested in the efficient motions of animals, according to a paper published in the journal Science.
Edgar Choueiri, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has developed a way to record three-dimensional sound and play it back over regular loudspeakers, such as those on televisions and computer laptops.
The Keller Center has established research and teaching collaborations and student exchange initiatives between Princeton and a consortium of German universities.
Princeton engineers have developed a sensor that may revolutionize how drugs and medical devices are tested for contamination, and in the process help ensure the survival of two species of threatened animals.
A comprehensive assessment of doctoral programs in the United States ranked departments at Princeton Engineering as among the very best in the nation. The National Research Council assessment gave median scores in the top 10 to all departments within the School of Engineering and Applied Science that have a comparable peer group of departments.
Emily Carter, a Princeton professor of engineering and applied mathematics, and eminent physical chemist, has been appointed the founding director of the University's Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.
Young scientists flocked to Princeton University this summer for a primer on the science of combustion, a key field of research for developing alternative fuels and the engines that will burn them.
Two Princeton engineering faculty have been named to Technology Review Magazine's list of the top 35 young innovators for 2010.
David Karp, a mechanical and aerospace engineering major, is the valedictorian of the Princeton class of 2010. Karp credits his path to the top of his class to teamwork, problem-solving and the support of friends and family.
Princeton senior David Karp has received a prestigious fellowship from the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation that provides funding for five years of doctoral study.
The school of engineering honored three junior faculty members with the E. Lawrence Keyes, Jr./Emerson Electric Co. Faculty Advancement Award on May 10. The award recognizes young faculty members who have established vibrant teaching and research programs early in their careers at Princeton.
Lawrence Linden has been elected to the board of trustees for the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America.
The University of Ulm in Germany awarded an honorary doctorate to Marlan Scully, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, for his pioneering work in laser physics and quantum optics.
Princeton engineers have made a breakthrough in an 80-year-old quandary in quantum physics, paving the way for the development of new materials that could make electronic devices smaller and cars more energy efficient.
Eli Harari *73, the founder, chairman and CEO of SanDisk Corporation, was appointed to the board of directors of Telegent Systems as an independent board member beginning in the fourth quarter of 2009.
David Karp, a mechanical and aerospace engineering major, won the prestigious Churchill Scholarship, an annual honor bestowed upon 14 students nationally by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States.
Power-generating rubber films developed by Princeton University engineers could harness natural body movements such as breathing and walking to power pacemakers, mobile phones and other electronic devices.
The long-term energy sustainability of the United States will require an enduring commitment to developing, demonstrating and deploying new technologies and energy sources, according to a new report.
President Barack Obama in June nominated Christopher Hart to be a member of the National Transportation Safety Board.
Emily Carter, the Arthur W. Marks '19 Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Applied and Computational Mathematics, has been elected a member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science.
Biofuels derived from renewable sources can be produced in large quantities and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions if they are made from certain sources, according to an article co-authored by several Princeton researchers.
Just months before world leaders are scheduled to meet to devise a new international treaty on climate change, a research team led by Princeton University researchers has developed a new way of dividing responsibility for carbon emissions among countries.
Two Princeton engineers -- a materials expert and a rocket scientist -- came from societies where science blossomed for a time and then atrophied. Both left their native countries to earn their scientific credentials and now find themselves drawn home to give back to the societies where they were first inspired.
Young faculty members who are pioneering new areas of communications networks, environmental sensing and other fields have received numerous awards for outstanding contributions early in their careers. Mung Chiang, associate professor of electrical engineering, received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from the White House. He was one of only sixty-seven scientists who received the prestigious awards at a ceremony held at the White House last December. Chiang was
Princeton University will be home to a new $20 million energy research center for combustion science, as part of a federal initiative to spur discoveries that lay the groundwork for an economy based on clean replacements for fossil fuels.
Michael Konialian's independent work at the intersection of engineering and policy is excellent preparation for his post-Princeton plan -- a two-year placement in the State Department.
Professors Garry Brown and Edgar Choueiri of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering have been elected as 2009 fellows of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Kevin Toner has joined Patton Boggs LLP, one of the nation's leading public policy law firms, as a partner and litigator in the firm's New York office.
Taofik Kolade and Michael E. Wood, mechanical and aerospace engineering majors, talk about their senior thesis -- a new kind of Steadicam -- for which they won the 2008 Enoch J. Durbin Prize for Engineering Innovation. The MAE department at Princeton has a long and storied reputation.
Florence Hudson '80 has received the 2008 Society of Women Engineers' Upward Mobility Award, which is given for exemplary business and technical leadership and serving as an outstanding mentor and model for women.
David Keyes has joined the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia as division chair of mathematical and computer sciences and engineering. Keyes was formerly professor of applied physics and math at Columbia University.
Edgar Choueiri, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has been elected president of the Lebanese Academy of Sciences.
Phill Holmes, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, has won the 2009 Lyapunov Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Andrew Persily will serve a second term as vice president of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
Charles F. Kalmbach, Jr. '68 *72 appointed to Lincoln Educational Services Corporation board of directors
Charles Kalmbach was appointed in August to the board of directors of Lincoln Educational Services Corporation, a leading and diversified for-profit provider of career-oriented post-secondary education.
Dimitrios Kyritsis's teaching practices have earned him the 2008 Rose Award for Teaching Excellence from the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
David Keyes '78 received the prestigious Sidney Fernbach Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society.
Doug Boothe was appointed in August to serve as CEO of Actavis United States, the North American arm of Actavis Group, an Iceland-based pharmaceutical company that specializes in development of generic drugs.
Lawrence Leighton was named in August to join the board of directors of China Natural Gas, a leading provider of compressed natural gas for industrial and residential use in China.
Through a partnership with Princeton engineers, children who once lived in refugee camps are learning about science and engineering as they design clay water filters and solar energy cookers. Addressing problems of clean water and affordable energy that they experienced first hand, the students also are gaining insights into the higher education process in the United States.
With the energy crisis becoming ever more urgent, Princeton has established a new Program in Sustainable Energy to provide students with the quantitative skills and interdisciplinary perspective needed to develop innovative energy systems for the future.
Naomi Ehrich Leonard, the Edwin S. Wilsey Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, delivered a plenary lecture at the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation held in Pasadena, California.
Among the many awards and honors Princeton engineers receive, one of the most appreciated is the Excellence in Teaching Award from the from the undergraduate and graduate engineering councils.
Emily Carter, the Arthur W. Marks '19 Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Applied and Computational Mathematics, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest scientific honors. In a separate honor, Carter and fellow Princeton engineers Pablo Debenedetti and Marlan Scully were elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the nation's most prestigious society spanning the sciences and humanities.
A two-hour plane flight between Tokyo and New York sounds like science fiction, but methods developed by Princeton engineers to describe turbulence at extreme conditions may aid the design of aircraft with that kind of speed, 15 times faster than sound.
Alexander Smits, chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was named the chair of the Division of Fluid Dynamics of the American Physical Society at the society's annual meeting in November. The appointment is for a one-year term.
A new report should spur public debate about how science and technology can best sustain the earth while furthering the goals of humanity, according to Robert Socolow, one of 18 maverick thinkers convened by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) to map the greatest technological challenges of this century.
Courtland Perkins, a pioneer of modern aircraft stability and control, gifted teacher and international leader in the field of engineering, died Jan. 6. He was 95.
Landis Stankievech, a senior majoring in mechanical and aerospace engineering, was among three Princeton students to win a Rhodes Scholarship this year.
As junior Nick Frey sat in his fluid mechanics course last spring, he was thinking about bicycles -- but he wasn't daydreaming. Rather, the mechanical and aerospace engineering major was conjuring ways to put his newfound knowledge to work in modifications to his racing bike.
The Education Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers selected Bonnie Heck Ferri to receive its 2007 Hewlett-Packard/Harriet B. Rigas Award.
Greg Smith has become chief technology officer at Move Networks, a provider of online video broadcasting and streaming.
The University of Connecticut has chosen Mun Young Choi to be dean of engineering effective January 2008.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology appointed Wesley Harris to share the newly established post of Associate Provost for Faculty Equity.
Princeton Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Fred Dryer has a lofty goal: end the nation's reliance on oil for jet travel.
Mechanical and aerospace engineering major Zhen Xia is accustomed to solving problems that have cut-and-dried solutions, but an internship at IBM this past summer taught him how to approach problems that don't have one right answer.
A little clay and sawdust went a long way at Princeton this month when a group of Trenton-area high school students used the simple materials to create effective, low-cost water filters.
Aerospace engineering professor Jeremy Kasdin usually designs space systems to search for distant planets, but his latest endeavor is on the lookout for creatures close to Earth.
Andrew Persily *82 named vice president of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers
Andrew Persily was appointed vice president of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers at the society's annual meeting in June.
The Science Applications International Corp. recently appointed Amy Alving as its chief scientist.
If asking students to design an airplane doesn't seem challenging enough, how about a supersonic jet? No, how about a "global hyperliner," a vehicle that could carry a person out of the atmosphere and nearly halfway around the world in three hours?
After serving for eighteen years on the board, Norm Augustine will retire in August as presiding director of Proctor & Gamble.
From outstanding research to dedicated service to the School of Engineering and Applied Science, members of this year's graduating class were recognized for their achievements and contributions at the engineering Class Day ceremony Monday, June 4.
Two engineering professors were among the four Princeton faculty members who received President's Awards for Distinguished Teaching at Commencement ceremonies June 5.
Eli Harari, chairman and CEO of SanDisk Corp., was one of the presenters at this year's JPMorgan 35th Annual Technology Conference in Boston.
Paul Maeder was recently appointed to a four-year term as board member of the National Venture Capital Association, a member-based organization representing the U.S. venture capital industry.
Eric Spina became vice chancellor and provost of Syracuse University in January after serving in the position in an interim capacity.
The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia has honored Norman Augustine with its 2007 Bower Award for Business Leadership. Augustine, retired chair and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation, was recognized for his outstanding leadership at Lockheed Martin and for his public service in science and technology, which has been guided by his forward thinking and high ethical standards.
In a mutually beneficial partnership, Princeton students are helping a local organization reduce its impact on the environment as they strengthen their problem-solving skills and build a stronger connection to the community.
Princeton Engineering has established a new student group: the Wesley L. Harris Scientific Society, an organization devoted to encourage students from communities that are underrepresented in the sciences to pursue research careers.
A new laser technique allows for instant detection of bioterrorism agents, permitting tests that previously were cumbersome or impossible, according to a report in the April 13 issue of Science.
From the beginning, Winston Oluwole Soboyejo has been of two worlds -- the developing and the developed.
The second annual Innovation Forum at the School of Engineering and Applied Science Feb. 27 showcased emerging technology ranging from a novel laser eye surgery technique to a new way to improve security on the Internet.
Greg Linteris shared accounts of his space travel when an astronaut and payload specialist for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at a recent lecture sponsored by the Princeton section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
Industrial Press, Inc. has just published the Handbook of Manufacturing Processes: How Products, Components and Materials are Made, a comprehensive reference book by James Bralla that clearly describes more than 1,500 processes and 600 products.
The nation's energy future can be protected by the immediate implementation of techniques to capture and store carbon dioxide emissions, engineering professor Robert Socolow told the U.S. Senate Finance Committee Tuesday, Feb. 27.
Two Princeton Engineering students were among the winners of the highest honors Princeton awards to students, the University announced at Alumni Day ceremonies Saturday, Feb. 24.
Howard "Pat" Curtiss, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering emeritus, has been elected a 2007 Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Alexander Smits, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, will receive two major awards in 2007 for his work on turbulence and fluid mechanics.
Silvia Ferrari received a 2006 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
Nuclear fusion promises clean, unlimited energy, of the sort created by the sun. But making a practical reactor is difficult and expensive. In one approach, called inertial fusion, scientists bombard a tiny pellet of deuterium-tritium fuel with intense laser pulses to kick off the fusion reaction.
Eighty five percent of the world's energy supply comes from burning fossil fuels, and this will most likely be the case for a few decades, according to assistant professor Yiguang Ju. In Princeton's mechanical and aerospace engineering department, Ju and Professors Frederick Dryer and Chung K. Law are making the best of that reality by studying the combustion of conventional and alternative fuels to harness their energy with maximum efficiency.
The National Academy of Engineering has named Robert Socolow, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, to a prestigious international committee to identify the greatest challenges and opportunities for engineering in the 21st century.
On Tuesday, Jan. 9, hundreds of young scholars solved engineering problems, conducted detailed scientific experiments -- and launched a catapult attack on a small castle in the lobby of Jadwin Gymnasium. The budding scientists were participants in a regional tournament of the New Jersey Science Olympiad, a hands-on science competition that assesses scientific knowledge and ability, hosted by Princeton University.
Since her arrival at Princeton, junior Ishani Sud has made a difference by thinking inside the box. Not just any box, but rather a solar-powered oven she designed her freshman year with classmate Lauren Wang, under the guidance of Wole Soboyejo, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.
The American Physical Society has selected Szymon Suckewer, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and co-director of the Program in Plasma Science and Technology, to receive the 2007 Arthur Schawlow Prize in Laser Science.
The truth about carbon emissions in the United States is far more than inconvenient, it's terrifying, David Crane, the chief executive officer and president of NRG Energy, told a standing-room-only crowd Dec. 5 at Princeton.
David P. Billington is well known for connecting engineering to other disciplines within the University -- to the humanities, art, science and politics. His courses in "Structures and the Urban Environment" and "Engineering in the Modern World" combine the study of engineering with an exploration of the aesthetic and social values intrinsic to it, an association of ideas that have made them some of the most popular courses among engineering and non-engineering students for decades.
Clarence Rowley '95, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is a recipient of funding from the U.S. Air Force's Young Investigators Research Program. Rowley will study unsteady aerodynamic models for flight control of agile micro air vehicles.
Great leaders help create other great leaders, Norman Augustine ’57 *59 told a Princeton audience Oct. 19 as he did just that, sharing his insights on leadership to inaugurate the engineering school’s “Leadership in a Technological World” lecture series.
Princeton faculty members Emily Carter and William Russel will be honored by the American Chemical Society this spring.
Solar panels that are slated to be installed this fall on the roof of Princeton's Engineering Quadrangle will shave only about $60 off the University's monthly electricity bill. But the technology that emerges from this unique industry-academia research collaboration may eventually save New Jersey households millions of dollars in energy costs.
The Combustion Institute has awarded its 2006 Alfred Egerton Gold Medal to Chung K. (Ed) Law, Princeton's Robert Goddard Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
This month in Monterey Bay, Calif., a fleet of undersea robots is for the first time working together without the aid of humans to make detailed and efficient observations of the ocean.
A series of summer workshops is giving mechanical and aerospace engineering majors a chance to dig into subjects they don't normally see in their regular classes, while having fun with engineering.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of his course on microprocessors, Michael Littman treated the young and the young at heart to a mini-tutorial in train signal processing at the 2006 Princeton Reunions.
From the June 5, 2006, Princeton Weekly Bulletin Emily Carter wrestles with a world so tiny that if you were to hold it in your hand you could not feel it or see it. Yet the type of work she does, as a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has the potential for large-scale transformations. “In contrast to traditional mechanical engineering, which tends to focus on the macroscopic world, Emily’s interest is more in the microscopic world, which is a new trend that w
Members of this year's class of graduating engineering students are leaving Princeton with impressive records of accomplishments and ambitious plans for the future, Dean H. Vincent Poor told students and their families during the engineering Class Day ceremony Monday, June 5.
A panel of distinguished scientists at Princeton joined industry visionary Norman Augustine June 2 in a lively discussion of the significance of a recently issued report on the future of U.S. competitiveness in science and technology.
Tim Baker, creator of computer models for aerodynamics, dies
Newly published research by a Princeton engineer suggests that understanding how air travels across the sunroof of a car may one day make jet engines less noisy.