Celeste Nelson, inspired by her students and the beauty of science

Professor Celeste Nelson finds beauty in all living organisms. Inspired by an organism’s unique forms, she is drawn to the compelling images produced during the course of her research on tissue and organ development.

Martonosi wins IEEE Technical Achievement Award

Professor Margaret Martonosi has been selected to receive the IEEE Computer Society 2018 Technical Achievement Award, “for contributions to power-aware computing and energy-constrained mobile sensor networks.”

Engineering faculty join Princeton delegation at World Economic Forum in Davos

A group of Princeton faculty members led by President Christopher L. Eisgruber participated in discussions on global issues at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week.

Diamonds’ flaws hold promise for new technologies

Despite their charm and allure, diamonds are rarely perfect. They have tiny defects that, to assistant professor Nathalie de Leon, make them ever so appealing. These atom-sized mistakes have enormous potential in technologies for high-resolution imaging and secure communication lines.

Princeton’s IP Accelerator Fund supports innovations with potential for societal impact

Six research-stage technologies with promise to benefit society as future products or services have been selected to receive funding through Princeton University’s Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund

Under pressure: Forces from fluid play an essential role in the developing lung

A Princeton research team has discovered that fluid pressure felt by embryonic lungs helps control the rate of development of the organ. This pressure coordinates the contraction of the smooth muscles girding the airways, which in turn spurs the sprouting of new branches throughout the fledgling lung.

Cybercrime stopper: An undergraduate’s project protects against internet theft

A Princeton research team including undergraduate Henry Birge-Lee has pioneered a protection against potential cyberattacks that a major internet security firm has already begun rolling out.

New process could slash energy demands of fertilizer, nitrogen-based chemicals

Nitrogen-based synthetic fertilizer forms the backbone of the world food supply, but its manufacture requires a tremendous amount of energy. Now, computer modeling at Princeton University points to a method that could drastically cut the energy needed by using sunlight in the manufacturing process.

Fundamental research with impact far beyond its origins

This edition of EQuad News magazine features fundamental research that is having an impact far beyond its original focus.

Spotty coverage: Climate models underestimate cooling effect of daily cloud cycle

Princeton University researchers have found that the climate models scientists use to project future conditions on our planet underestimate the cooling effect that clouds have on a daily — and even hourly — basis, particularly over land.

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