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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.

Schmidt fund awarded to two transformative bioengineering projects

Two research initiatives that aspire to engineer new biomaterials for unmet medical and research needs have been awarded funding through the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.

Brangwynne receives HHMI technology award for super-high-resolution microscopes

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded Clifford Brangwynne one of 40 Transformative Technology 2019 Awards to create a shared research facility, NanoCIE: Nanoscale Condensate Imaging and Engineering.

Lamme Award honors Vince Poor for leadership in engineering education and research

H. Vincent Poor, who served as Princeton's dean of engineering from 2006 to 2016, has been awarded the Benjamin Garver Lamme Award, honoring more than four decades of contributions to engineering education.

Optimizing operations for an unprecedented view of the universe

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will allow researchers to detect objects at the solar system’s edge and gain insights into the structure of our galaxy and the nature of dark energy. An automated telescope scheduler developed by researchers at Princeton University and the University of Washington aims to maximize the LSST’s efficiency over the span of its operation, currently planned for 10 years beginning in 2023.

For hydrogen power, mundane materials might be almost as good as pricey platinum

Princeton researchers have developed a method to create lower-cost catalysts for fuel cells and hydrogen fuel production.

Class Day celebrates graduates' curiosity and confidence

Dean Emily A. Carter opened the School of Engineering and Applied Science's 2019 class day ceremony by calling on graduates to apply the knowledge they gained at Princeton in service to society. “This country needs every engineer and scientist to work on the problems that face the nation, and that face humanity and the planet,” she said.

Alcatraz island is unlikely place of learning for students of energy innovation

On Alcatraz Island, five students from Princeton University peered across the San Francisco skyline from a solar rooftop. Their visit to the historic prison’s electricity microgrid was one stop on a spring break trip to see emerging energy technologies, part of a new course on energy innovation and entrepreneurship.

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