As a chemical engineering major, James Morrison has earned the top ranking in the department and a reputation among his professors as one of the most impressive students they have taught at Princeton.
Archive – May 2008
Princeton researchers have invented a method for turning simple data about rainfall and river networks into accurate assessments of fish biodiversity, allowing better prediction of the effects of climate change and the ecological impact of man-made structures like dams.
Professor Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe and a group of Princeton researchers have invented a method for turning data about rainfall and river networks into accurate assessments of fish biodiversity.
Princeton researchers published a paper in the May 8, 2008, issue of the journal Nature which shows that water dynamics play a pivotal role in the biodiversity of river networks. The team created a computer simulation that allows them to predict - based on rainfall measurements and on how rivers connect to one another — how many species of fish will occupy any given region. In this interview, Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Civil and
As microchips shrink, even tiny defects in the lines, dots and other shapes etched on them become major barriers to performance. Princeton engineers have now found a way to literally melt away such defects, using a process that could dramatically improve chip quality without increasing fabrication cost.
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.