July 16, 2020
Eric Mills volunteers for the Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad, an independent, non-profit 110-member group of emergency medical technicians serving the Princeton area. He’s one of numerous members of the Princeton University community, mainly staff and students, who volunteer their time with area rescue crews.
June 01, 2020
Audrey Shih’s thesis focused on specially formulated chain-like molecules called polymers that can help flush contaminants from hard-to-reach crevices in underground aquifers. How these polymers move through porous rocks to dislodge pollutants — and why they are more effective in some settings than in others — is not well understood.
March 31, 2020
Funded by Princeton alumni, parents and other donors, this year’s Innovation Research Grants total more than $1.3 million.
March 20, 2020
Belying their slimy natures, the sticky patches of bacteria called biofilms often form intricate, starburst-like patterns as they grow. Researchers at Princeton University have combined expertise in molecular biology, mechanical engineering and mathematical modeling to unravel the physical processes underlying these curious crinkles.
December 23, 2019
Princeton researchers have uncovered new rules governing how objects absorb and emit light, fine-tuning scientists' control over light and boosting research into next-generation solar and optical devices.
November 15, 2019
A study by Princeton scientists has shown that a type of foam long studied by scientists is able to block particular wavelengths of light, a coveted property for next-generation information technology that uses light instead of electricity.
August 23, 2019
High schoolers toured materials science and engineering labs, participated in coursework and projects, and interacted with graduate students as part of the Princeton University Materials Academy (PUMA), a three-week program held in July.
August 07, 2019
Each summer since 2010, the Princeton-Combustion Institute Summer School on Combustion has brought together top scientists to teach graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from around the world. Combined with a sister program in China, the summer schools have helped advance the careers of more than 4,000 students.
August 01, 2019
The U.S. Department of Energy has named Jeff Thompson the recipient of a 2019 Early Career Award, with five years of significant funding from the department's Office of Science.
July 11, 2019
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.