Celeste Nelson

Wilke Family Professor in Bioengineering. Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Director of the Program in Engineering Biology.

Website: http://www.princeton.edu/cbe/people/faculty/nelson/

Office: Hoyt Laboratory, 303

Phone: 609-258-8851

Research interests: Mammalian tissue morphogenesis/morphodynamics; microfabrication/bioMEMS for tissue engineering; cell adhesion and mechanics


  • Faculty commended for outstanding teaching

  • portrait of Nelson in blue

    Celeste Nelson wins NIH Director’s Pioneer Award

  • Faculty commended for outstanding teaching

  • pink mesh surrounds bulging green membrane

    Humble lizards offer surprising approach to engineering artificial lungs

  • Matrix of fluorescent particles with pores that open and close

    Artificial leaves, floating breakwaters and musical memories are among recipients of 2021 innovation grants

  • Clifford Brangwynne, Celeste Nelson, and Rodney Priestley

    Endowed professorships recognize innovative research in chemical and biological engineering


  • Bioengineering and Health

  • Materials Science and Engineering


  • Professor and student work together in lab setting.

    Chemical and Biological Engineering

  • Thomas Lab

    Molecular Biology