Artificial leaves, floating breakwaters and musical memories are among recipients of 2021 innovation grants
Research on an artificial leaf, a new class of hydrogel-based material that can self-regulate fluxes of water, heat and gas, is among 19 projects awarded a total of more than $2 million in Innovation Research Grants by the School of Engineering and Applied Science in 2021.
Acot mixes engineering and neuroscience to better understand head injuries
Gabbie Acot started off on a pre-med track at Princeton before broadening her studies to include structural engineering and then neuroscience. Her senior thesis project brought together all of these interests, combining video analysis, neuroimaging and numerical modeling to perform a forensic reconstruction of college football head impacts.
Adji Bousso Dieng on AI, breaking barriers, and computing as empowerment
Adji Bousso Dieng, who joins Princeton's computer science faculty in September 2021, wants to create artificial intelligence that can understand the mechanisms underlying complex systems and have a level of control over their behavior — work that could impact fields including science, health care and automated systems. She is the first Black woman faculty member in the engineering school’s 100-year history and the first Black faculty member in computer science.
Four engineering faculty members receive NSF CAREER awards
Four Princeton Engineering faculty members are among the 2021 recipients of the National Science Foundation’s CAREER awards.
Alumni, government and industry are priorities for materials institute
After a year of nationwide lockdown, organizers of the annual symposium of the Princeton Institute of Materials looked to the future, focusing on strengthening engagement with alumni, government and industry.
Taishi Nakase, ORFE concentrator, selected as Princeton valedictorian
Taishi Nakase, an operations research and financial engineering concentrator from Melbourne, Australia, has been selected as valedictorian of Princeton’s Class of 2021. He is the second consecutive ORFE major to be named valedictorian.
Building technology opens door to increased ventilation, lower energy costs
Radiant cooling is an often-overlooked cooling technology that could enable more ventilation in buildings around the world while substantially decreasing energy costs, Princeton researchers found.
Study shows how some bacteria withstand antibiotic onslaught
In a study with implications for chronic infections, researchers describe multiple pathways that some bacteria use to tolerate normally lethal antibiotic treatments. The findings overturn common assumptions about antibiotics’ limited effectiveness against certain bacteria and could lead to better treatments.
Alumni win Turing Award, top honor in computer science
The Association for Computing Machinery named Princeton graduate alumni Alfred Aho and Jeffrey Ullman recipients of the 2020 ACM A.M. Turing Award. The award, often referred to as the “Nobel Prize of Computing,” carries a $1 million prize.
Water filter uses sunlight to remove lead and other contaminants
An invention that uses sunlight to drive water purification could help solve the problem of providing clean water off the grid.