Controlling heat opens door for next-generation lighting and displays in perovskite LEDs

A team of Princeton researchers have significantly improved the stability and performance of a promising new materials for brighter, less expensive, more sustainably produced LEDs. The trick was carefully managing the heat generated by the LEDs.

Funding the next big idea: New projects receive Dean for Research Innovation awards

Several projects that push the boundaries of knowledge and have high potential for impact have been awarded support through Princeton’s Dean for Research Innovation Fund.

Junior faculty awards recognize outstanding teaching and research

The School of Engineering and Applied Science is honoring six assistant professors for early-career excellence in research and teaching. This year’s junior faculty award recipients will each receive $50,000 to support their research.

Senior thesis project probes intricacies of groundwater cleanup

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.

Three innovative projects selected to receive funding from the Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund

Three research endeavors aimed at fundamental challenges in health, information technology and water conservation have been selected for funding through the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.

Tiny polymer springs give a boost to environmental clean up

Princeton researchers have found that a promising class of cleaning solutions behave in ways that both confound traditional fluid models and explain their usefulness to remediation efforts.

Innovation funds propel research to improve health, computing and sustainability

Funded by Princeton alumni, parents and other donors, this year’s Innovation Research Grants total more than $1.3 million.

Water-balloon physics is high-impact science

Water balloons may seem like a trivial matter. A toy for mischievous kids in summer. But for scientists, the behavior of balls of liquid wrapped in a thin elastic membrane is critical to everything from understanding blood cells to fighting fires.

How a chemist and a quantum engineer solved a 50-year-old puzzle — with help from the Princeton Catalysis Initiative

At the inaugural symposium of the Princeton Catalysis Initiative, Nathalie de Leon gave a research “flash talk” — an 8-minute introduction to her lab’s work — and along with sharing her team’s successes, she mentioned a longstanding problem.

E-ffiliates program funds efforts to safeguard the power grid and pull drinking water from air

Research seeking to protect the power grid from hackers tapping into armies of smart home appliances, and an effort to harvest drinking water from the air, have been selected for funding by Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership.