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  • Princeton expert to help Brazil with electricity supply problems

    The historic drought that parched Brazil over the last two years was not just a water-supply problem - it was also a power problem. The nation's heavy use of hydroelectricity, which had made it a model of renewable energy, contributed to an increased risk of rolling blackouts in some of Brazil's largest cities during severe droughts. Now, Princeton researchers are joining with colleagues at a Brazilian university to help the operator of Brazil's electric grid and the country's major utilities

  • Five faculty members pose with teaching awards

    Awards honor 'intuitive' and 'clearest' teaching

    Five Princeton faculty members and four graduate teaching assistants received "Excellence in Teaching" awards from the University's Engineering Council and Graduate Engineering Council, which are the undergraduate and graduate student organizations of the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

  • H√ºseyin Akin '81 to lead Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

    Coca-Cola will base its largest bottling operation in Africa in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Starting in March 2015, Hüseyin Akin will step into his new role as CEO of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa and lead the strategic and integration planning of its establishment. The bottler, which plans to merge with SABMiller, Gutsche Family Investments, and the Coca-Cola Company, is expected to serve 12 countries in the southern and eastern regions of Africa.

  • Taking the lead in taking the wheel

    Alain Kornhauser believes technology offers a solution to our dangerous relationship with driving. Federal records show that 33,780 people died on the nation's roads in 2012. Many fatalities involved driver error. Kornhauser Ph.D. '71, an expert in solving transportation problems, says it is time to start taking the driver out of the equation. "There are a lot of advantages to allowing automated systems to take over some, if not all, of the driving functions," said

  • Taking the lead in taking the wheel

    Professor Alain Kornhauser has been working with New Jersey legislators to make the state more welcoming to automated vehicle technology. Proponents want to change regulations to ease its introduction and support companies that are developing the technology.

  • Engineer helps industry chart energy resources

    The realization that wind turbines and freight trains have a lot in common changed the trajectory of Warren Powell's career. After decades of work making the transportation industry more competitive and environmentally friendly, Powell has turned his attention to the energy industry. "It's all about resource allocation, whether you need to assign trains better or need to decide how many wind turbines to keep running."

  • Celebrating 10 years of operations research and financial engineering

    The complexity of today's problems – from financial markets to national security – demand more quantitative thinking and better assessments of risk, business leader John Drzik told attendees of the 10-year anniversary celebration of Princeton's Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering.

  • Early career awards honor young faculty members

    Young faculty members who are pioneering new areas of communications networks, environmental sensing and other fields have received numerous awards for outstanding contributions early in their careers. Mung Chiang, associate professor of electrical engineering, received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from the White House. He was one of only sixty-seven scientists who received the prestigious awards at a ceremony held at the White House last December. Chiang was

  • 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.