Elementary schoolers explore possibilities of engineering

Students from Harlem Prep Elementary School in New York City visited Princeton's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering on June 5.

Closing the terahertz gap: Tiny laser is an important step toward new sensors

In a major step toward developing portable scanners that can rapidly measure molecules in pharmaceuticals or classify tissue in patients’ skin, researchers have created an imaging system that uses lasers small and efficient enough to fit on a microchip.

Award honors materials researcher for practicing, promoting safety

The School of Engineering and Applied Science has awarded Rachel Selinksy its first annual Dale Grieb Safety Award, honoring her leadership in laboratory safety and health.

Strange warping geometry helps to push scientific boundaries

Princeton researchers have built an electronic array on a microchip that simulates particle interactions in a hyperbolic plane, a geometric surface in which space curves away from itself at every point.

Engineering faculty receive presidential early-career awards

Four faculty members of the School of Engineering and Applied Science have been named recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers.

Sociologist Matthew Salganik to lead Center for Information Technology Policy

Matthew Salganik, a professor of sociology who has pioneered uses of data and digital technologies in social research, has been appointed interim director of Princeton University's Center for Information Technology Policy.

David Hazen, distinguished researcher of subsonic and high-lift aerodynamics, dies at 91

David Comstock Hazen, Princeton alumnus and professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, emeritus, who received the Navy’s highest civilian honor, died on April 27 at Talbot Hospice House in Easton, Maryland. He was 91.  

Rapid Switch project to assess practicality and pace of global climate strategies

Princeton University convened an international research team June 11-13 to begin a five-year effort to frame a realistic global response to climate change that accounts for massive economic development in countries, including India and China.

Ramaswami, researcher of urban sustainability, appointed inaugural director of Chadha Center for Global India

Anu Ramaswami, an interdisciplinary environmental engineer who is recognized as a pioneer and leader on the topic of sustainable urban systems, has been named professor of India studies, civil and environmental engineering, and the Princeton Environmental Institute, and the inaugural director of the M.S. Chadha Center for Global India. She will assume her new duties at Princeton on Aug. 1.

Future cities will need a holistic vision 'for the benefit of the entire society'

Catherine Peters, chair and professor of civil and environmental engineering, discusses the future of infrastructure, the urgency of integrating large-scale systems, and the skills students need to solve tomorrow's problems.