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Engineers identifiy new mechanism in embryonic development

A Princeton University-led research team has discovered an unexpected mechanism by which cells regulate an enzyme critical to early embryonic development in complex organisms, from yeast to humans. The work may inform new therapeutic strategies to fight cancer.

Quantum engineering earns Scully honorary degree from Ulm

The University of Ulm in Germany awarded an honorary doctorate to Marlan Scully, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, for his pioneering work in laser physics and quantum optics.

Scientists find an equation for materials innovation

Princeton engineers have made a breakthrough in an 80-year-old quandary in quantum physics, paving the way for the development of new materials that could make electronic devices smaller and cars more energy efficient.

Princeton professors elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Two professors and a lecturer from Princeton's engineering school have been elected members of the National Academy of Engineering, a professional society whose members are among the world's most accomplished engineers.

Eli Harari *73 joins Telegent board of directors

Eli Harari *73, the founder, chairman and CEO of SanDisk Corporation, was appointed to the board of directors of Telegent Systems as an independent board member beginning in the fourth quarter of 2009.

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.

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