Math enables custom arrangements of liquid “nesting dolls”

Princeton University researchers have developed a new way to examine, predict and engineer interactions between multiple liquid phases, including arrangements of mixtures with an arbitrary number of separated phases.

Computing empowers immune cells to kill cancer

A collaboration of computer scientists and bioengineers invented a way for human immune cells to target cancer cells with the same kind of logic that drives computers, promising treatments that are both safer and more broadly effective.

Agreement with National Renewable Energy Laboratory formalizes research exchanges for clean energy development

Princeton University has signed a master agreement with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, based in Golden, Colorado, allowing the easy exchange of researchers and students to accelerate the development of clean energy technologies.

Two engineering researchers elected fellows of Optical Society

Claire Gmachl, a professor of electrical engineering, and Arthur Dogariu, a research scholar and lecturer in mechanical and aerospace engineering, have been elected fellows of the Optical Society

Yao, director of Imaging and Analysis Center, named AAAS fellow

Nan Yao, the founding director of Princeton’s Imaging and Analysis Center, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Clifford Brangwynne to lead Princeton Bioengineering Initiative

Clifford Brangwynne, professor of chemical and biological engineering, has been appointed the inaugural director of the Princeton Bioengineering Initiative. This initiative will support and expand the bioengineering activities already underway at the University, and ignite new directions in research, education and innovation at the intersection of the life sciences and engineering.

Machine learning guarantees robots’ performance in unknown territory

As engineers increasingly turn to machine learning methods to develop adaptable robots, new work by Princeton University researchers makes progress on safety and performance guarantees for robots operating in novel environments with diverse types of obstacles and constraints.

Plastic pollution is everywhere. Study reveals how it travels

A study reveals the mechanism by which microplastics, like Styrofoam, and particulate pollutants are carried long distances through soil and other porous media, with implications for preventing the spread and accumulation of contaminants in food and water sources.

Strange quasi-particles reveal new magnetic behavior, verify nearly century-old prediction

Princeton researchers have confirmed a theory first put forward in 1929 by the Nobel laureate Felix Bloch, who theorized that certain kinds of materials, when drawn down to a very low electron density, would spontaneously magnetize.