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'A million nuclear plants' in cross-section of human hair: Grad student honored for pioneering research

Matthew Edwards, a doctoral student and undergraduate alumnus in mechanical and aerospace engineering, is one of four winners of this year’s Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton University’s top honor for graduate students.

Researchers use light to turn yeast into biochemical factories

Princeton researchers have used light to control genetically modified yeast and increase its output of commercially valuable chemicals. The results offer scientists a powerful new tool to probe and understand the inner working of cells.

The future of flow: Innovators pitch research ready to move from lab to market

An advanced flowmeter wins first place among nine teams in the 2018 Innovation Forum

New material could lower cost of carbon capture

A team of Princeton Engineering researchers has developed a method based on theoretical calculations they believe could drive down the cost of carbon capture. Rather than the common method of absorbing the carbon dioxide in a liquid chemical solution like amine, the researchers, led by Claire White, propose using a sheet of material to which the CO2 sticks.

Event celebrates materials institute's role as engine of innovation 

A two-day symposium celebrated thirty years of work by Princeton's materials research institute, featuring presentations on cutting-edge research and collaborations with industry.

The world Gerry Andlinger wanted

Gerhard “Gerry” R. Andlinger died December 22, 2017, at age 86. A memorial service was held on January 20, 2018, in the Princeton University Chapel.

Dean Emily Carter to receive ACS Award in Theoretical Chemistry

Emily A. Carter, the dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, is the recipient of the American Chemical Society’s 2018 Award in Theoretical Chemistry.

Tiny bubbles play a big role in oceans and wine glasses

Researchers have described the jet velocity of bursting bubbles that create aerosols of seawater, wine and other fluids.

Microsoft president Smith: World must ‘wake up’ to benefits and perils of artificial intelligence

Microsoft President Brad Smith on Thursday, March 1, called for standards of accountability and a “Hippocratic oath” among technologists to do no harm with the emerging tools.

Martonosi helps lead major push to make quantum computing practical

A Princeton University professor will serve as a lead investigator in a new, $10 million National Science Foundation effort to jump-start the development of quantum computing. The multi-institutional research team will attempt to reach goals in five years that were originally thought to be decades away.

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