Robert J. Saltiel Jr. '85 appointed President and CEO of Atwood Oceanics

Atwood Oceanics, an international offshore drilling contractor, has appointed Robert Saltiel Jr. '85 as president and chief operating officer, effective on December 15, 2009.

Two engineering faculty members transfer to emeritus status

Two influential faculty members of the School of Engineering and Applied Science were transferred to emeritus status in recent action by the Board of Trustees.

MAE major wins Churchill Scholarship

David Karp, a mechanical and aerospace engineering major, won the prestigious Churchill Scholarship, an annual honor bestowed upon 14 students nationally by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States.

Winter cold inspires innovation by Vivian Weng '05 and Edward Weng '10

Brother and sister Princeton alums find an innovative solution to using smart phones in the winter.

Energy-harvesting rubber sheets could power pacemakers, mobile phones

Power-generating rubber films developed by Princeton University engineers could harness natural body movements such as breathing and walking to power pacemakers, mobile phones and other electronic devices.

'Civic technologies' developed at Princeton shed light on government issues

Two Princeton computer scientists recently oversaw the launch of two Web-based technologies to illuminate the workings of government.

Financial instruments could be spiked with unfindable risks

In a result that may have implications for financial regulation, researchers from computer science and economics have revealed potentially impenetrable problems with the pricing of financial derivatives -- sellers of these investments could purposefully include pieces of bad risk that no buyer could detect, even with the most powerful computers.

From terrorism to HIV, it's all about the network

A sociologist, a political scientist and two electrical engineers, each a Princeton faculty member with expertise in different types of social and technological networks, have received a grant of $1.1 million to study the relations between these networks.

Martonosi named fellow of leading engineering societies

Margaret Martonosi, a Princeton professor of electrical engineering, has been named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and of the IEEE, an international professional association for the advancement of technology.

Wood receives top hydrology award from American Meteorological Society

Eric Wood, a Princeton professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been awarded the 2010 Jule G. Charney Award from the American Meteorological Society.