Research presented at the Innovation Forum ranged from sustainable furniture production to groundwater bioremediation. A member of each team delivered a three-minute pitch to a panel of judges consisting of investors and business leaders, who then awarded prize money to their top choices.
"We thought: does the nucleolus' assembly and function depend on the size of the cell?" said Clifford Brangwynne, the lead researcher and an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at Princeton. "If this were true, then it could provide a feedback mechanism for regulating cell growth."
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.
Princeton University researchers have developed a way to use a laser to measure people's blood sugar, and, with more work to shrink the laser system to a portable size, the technique could allow diabetics to check their condition without pricking themselves to draw blood.
Graduate student Vikram Pansare took top honors at the Keller Center's 9th annual Innovation Forum, Feb. 26, with his pitch for producing a "Janus particle" capable of driving advances in pharmaceuticals, electronics, oil exploration and other fields.
Professor Alain Kornhauser has been working with New Jersey legislators to make the state more welcoming to automated vehicle technology. Proponents want to change regulations to ease its introduction and support companies that are developing the technology.
A finding by Princeton engineers now shows gravity imposes a size constraint on cells. The results provide a novel reason why most animal cells are small and of similar size.
The Princeton chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-PU) travels to La Pitajaya, Peru, to construct the first phase of a potable water system.
Nine eLab teams pitched their startup plans during a well-attended Demo Day sponsored by the Keller Center.
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.
Results from a team including a Princeton engineer offer a possible route to avoiding the growing problem of antibiotic resistance by using the bacteria's own byproducts to destroy them.
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.
Kaitlin Stouffer, a computer science major, was one of two Princeton seniors named recipients of the Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship, one of the highest awards given to Princeton undergraduates.
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.