Choueiri elected President of the Lebanese Academy of Sciences

Edgar Choueiri, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has been elected president of the Lebanese Academy of Sciences.

Candela exhibition to explore intersection of art and engineering

At first glance, engineer Felix Candela's creations seem more like sculptures than buildings. Yet they are so sturdy that a group of students has spent the past three summers building models and studying how the Spanish-born Candela blended art and engineering.

Princeton materials science center wins $20 million NSF award

The National Science Foundation has awarded nearly $20 million to the Princeton Center for Complex Materials, an interdisciplinary research program dedicated to improving and developing materials for uses ranging from alternative energy production to quantum computing.

Microsoft chief Craig Mundie visits Princeton on campus tour

Craig Mundie, the chief research and strategy officer of Microsoft, visited Princeton yesterday to discuss the future of computers with engineering students and faculty and to demonstrate new technologies the software giant is developing.

Princeton's newest building a study in light

Princeton's newest building, a deceptively simple glass cube nestled into the east side of campus, dissolves into the silhouette of nearby sycamore trees and the fiery clouds of a late summer sunset.

Sherrerd funds new building at intersection of engineering and social science

A major donation to the University by the late John J.F. Sherrerd, a 1952 alumnus and longtime Princeton supporter, has funded construction of a building for emerging fields of study at the intersection of engineering and the social sciences.

Andrew Persily *82 to serve another term as ASHRAE vice president

Andrew Persily will serve a second term as vice president of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

Charles F. Kalmbach, Jr. '68 *72 appointed to Lincoln Educational Services Corporation board of directors

Charles Kalmbach was appointed in August to the board of directors of Lincoln Educational Services Corporation, a leading and diversified for-profit provider of career-oriented post-secondary education.

Edward Wolynic *74 joins Nanostellar's board of directors

Edward Wolynic, who received a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Princeton in 1974, was recently appointed to the board of directors of Nanostellar Inc., a company that develops clean technology applications.

Dimitrios C. Kyritsis *98 receives Rose Award for Teaching Excellence

Dimitrios Kyritsis's teaching practices have earned him the 2008 Rose Award for Teaching Excellence from the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.