Princeton selected to lead NSF-funded regional consortium for photonics research and workforce development

May 11, 2023

A new Princeton-led collaboration to drive economic and technological advancements in photonics — the branch of science that includes lasers, optical fibers and cutting-edge light-based innovations — has been awarded a development grant from the NSF Engines program.

Faculty collaborating with students.

Using the tools of computer science to improve health care

May 11, 2023

Princeton Precision Health, a new University initiative, is taking on complex health care challenges using a data-driven, interdisciplinary approach.

Four engineering students named Goldwater Scholars

May 11, 2023

Undergraduates Victoria Graf, Amélie Lemay, Arya Maheshwari and Reha Mathur – all engineering majors – have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships, an annual award for outstanding undergraduates interested in careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.

National Science Foundation CAREER AWARDS

Seven engineering faculty members receive NSF CAREER awards

May 5, 2023

Seven Princeton Engineering faculty members are among the recipients of the National Science Foundation’s CAREER awards during the past year. These are the NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.

Clifford Brangwynne sits near a microscope in his lab

Clifford Brangwynne, pioneer of the study of living cells, wins Dickson Prize in Medicine

May 4, 2023

Bioengineer Clifford Brangwynne, who has linked fundamental biological processes at the heart of cancers and neurological disorders to liquid droplets in living cells, was awarded the 2023 Dickson Prize in Medicine by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Professor giving a lecture

‘The time is now’ to get blockchain right

May 1, 2023

Jaswinder Pal (J.P.) Singh ’87 is leading Princeton University’s DeCenter to convene many disciplines and sectors to guide the evolution of blockchain as a technology that allows people to achieve trust without central intermediaries, potentially decentralizing conventional power structures in society.

Portrait of Andrew Chignell

What do philosophers have to say about blockchain?

May 1, 2023

Andrew Chignell believes that philosophers and ethicists can play a critical role in the development of blockchain technology.

Portrait of Nolan McCarty

Developing new tech can require more than a technological view

May 1, 2023

Nolan McCarty brings a political economist’s eye to the development of blockchain technology.

Matt Weinberg and students in a classroom

Building better algorithms to build better blockchains

May 1, 2023

Matt Weinberg, an expert in economics and computation, sees decentralization as a tool, rather than an objective.

Maria Apostolaki teaches before an auditorium of students.

How secure is crypto? As secure as the internet

May 1, 2023

“Public blockchains are designed to work on top of the internet, but the internet was not designed with security in mind,” says Maria Apostolaki.