New PEI director Michael Celia plans to expand on institute's strengths, expand reach

Michael Celia, the Theodora Shelton Pitney Professor of Environmental Studies and professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named director of the Princeton Environmental Institute effective July 1. Celia succeeds François Morel, the Albert G. Blanke, Jr., Professor of Geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute, who had served as director since 2014.

Analysis shows carbon slashing promise of new biofuel technology

Finding an alternative vehicle fuel poses a difficult challenge: it has to be relatively cheap and able to reduce carbon emissions without using up valuable crop land or trees from forests. Now, researchers at Princeton's Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment say one possible solution might be all around us.

Keller summer programs engage students locally, globally

Burgers and cold drinks gave the Keller Center’s recent barbecue a laid-back vibe, but the students representing the Center's signature summer programs brimmed with energy

Self-powered system makes smart windows smarter

Researchers have developed a new type of smart window: a self-powered version that promises to be inexpensive and easy to apply to existing windows. The window powers itself with transparent solar cells that harvest near-ultraviolet light.

'Liquid scaffolding': Watery droplets form structures inside cells

A research team led by Princeton engineers has revealed in remarkable new detail how liquid droplets can develop structure amidst the soup of material found inside a living cell. These droplets, known as membraneless organelles, play critical roles in cellular function and diseases.

Teachers' passion helps set life trajectories

Four engineering professors -- Amir Ahmadi, Michael Celia, Howard Stone and Sankaran Sundaresan -- were recognized for outstanding teaching in the 2017 graduation ceremonies.

Class Day celebrates graduates for innovation, inspiration and service

Members of the Class of 2017 marked a long list of achievements over their four years at Princeton from developing new ways to deliver anti-malarial drugs, to creating software that measures the stability of masonry arches, to building an app that uses a smartphone to measure the speed of a fastball.

Kulkarni appointed dean of the faculty at Princeton University

Sanjeev Kulkarni, dean of the Princeton University Graduate School and a professor of electrical engineering, has been appointed dean of the faculty effective July 1.

Graduate course and event stoke youth interest in engineering

For one day, the Engineering Quadrangle at Princeton University became a scientific playground as more than 80 students from Harlem Prep Elementary School learned about the field of engineering and how it benefits society.

Scene-completing system may show robots what they're missing

Researchers from Princeton University's Department of Computer Science have come up with a way to help robots and other machines get a clearer picture of their surroundings in three dimensions.