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.
Archive – October 2008
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.
Jason Cummings *07 has received the 2008 Professional of the Year award from the American Indian Science and Engineering Society.
This past August, John H. Brown became president of Bausch and Lomb's regional business operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and its corporate vice president.
An international team of scientists has performed the ultimate miniaturization of computer memory: storing information inside the nucleus of an atom. This breakthrough is a key step in bringing to life a quantum computer - a device based on the fundamental theory of quantum mechanics which could crack problems unsolvable by current technology.
Jennifer Rexford, a Princeton alumna and professor of computer science, has joined the technical advisory board at AlterPoint, a company that develops advanced network governance solutions.
Sherilyn McCoy has been named the world-wide chairman of Johnson & Johnson's pharmaceutical division, the largest of the company's three units.
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.
Celeste Nelson, an assistant professor of chemical engineering, has been chosen for the 2008 Fellowship in Science and Engineering by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
Energy company BP has committed to a five-year renewal of a joint research partnership with Princeton University that identifies ways of tackling the world's climate problem. It will support Princeton to at least its current level of funding for the years 2011 to 2015.
Deepak Sukh predicts his American-born children will one day work in India. He tells them that if the economy of the world's largest democracy blossoms as predicted in coming decades, opportunities for savvy entrepreneurs will abound.
The turnout of employers at Princeton's 2008 Science and Technology Job Fair Oct. 10 showed few signs of the current global financial crisis, offering hope to undergraduate and graduate students worried about their futures.
At first glance, engineer Felix Candela's creations seem more like sculptures than buildings. Yet they are so sturdy that a group of students has spent the past three summers building models and studying how the Spanish-born Candela blended art and engineering.
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.
Craig Mundie, the chief research and strategy officer of Microsoft, visited Princeton yesterday to discuss the future of computers with engineering students and faculty and to demonstrate new technologies the software giant is developing.
The National Science Foundation has awarded nearly $20 million to the Princeton Center for Complex Materials, an interdisciplinary research program dedicated to improving and developing materials for uses ranging from alternative energy production to quantum computing.