Each member of our community comes to Princeton Engineering with unique goals, passions, and life stories that fuel their learning, teaching, and research.

Read some of their stories below.

Celebrating our Community

  • Undergraduate Alumni

    Juan Albanell ’15: Testing autonomous drones for a range of scenarios

  • Portrait of Craig Arnold.

    Faculty

    Craig Arnold: The three Bs of innovation

  • Portrait of Victoria Muir.

    Postdoc

    Victoria Muir: Using biophysics to understand microbial communities

  • Portrait of Rebecca Portnoff.

    Undergraduate Alumni

    Rebecca Portnoff ’12: Protecting children from AI exploitation

  • Portrait of Jake Snell.

    Postdoc

    Jake Snell: Making deep learning models more adaptive and reliable

  • Portrait of Aditya Sood.

    Faculty

    Aditya Sood: Probing ultrafast phenomena in materials

  • Portrait of Valeria Saro-Cortes.

    Graduate Student

    Valeria Saro-Cortes: Learning from a robotic model of flying fish

  • Portrait of Janet Blume.

    Undergraduate Alumni

    Janet Blume ’82 on her introduction to engineering at Princeton

  • Portrait of Marcel Dall’Agnol.

    Faculty

    Marcel Dall’Agnol on theoretical computer science and ‘really cool math’

  • Portrait of Andrés Monroy-Hernández.

    Faculty

    Andrés Monroy-Hernández: Making technology work for workers and consumers in the gig economy

  • Portrait of Emily de Jong.

    Undergraduate Alumni

    Emily de Jong ’19: Creativity in climate modeling

  • Portrait of Vinay Konuru.

    Undergraduate

    Vinay Konuru: Uniting the next generation of energy leaders

  • Portrait of Carolina Trenado Yuste.

    Postdoc

    Carolina Trenado Yuste: Combining computation and experiments to study cells’ 3D movements

  • Portrait of Lillian Tay.

    Graduate Alumni

    Lillian Tay ’86 *90: Design with an eye toward sustainability and cultural heritage

  • Portrait of Marcel Louis.

    Graduate Student

    Marcel Louis: Sports and music, and now fluid mechanics for health care

  • Portrait of graduate student Austin Fan.

    Graduate Student

    Austin Fan: Tech for sustainable energy, and international networking

  • Portrait of Professor Claire Gmachl.

    Faculty

    Claire Gmachl: Laser transition is ‘a beautiful thing to watch’

  • Portrait of student Sullivan Meyer in a laboratory.

    Undergraduate

    Sullivan Meyer: Bringing theory to life through electric racing

  • Portrait of Christina Kim.

    Graduate Student

    Christina Kim: Mapping the human microbiome, and reviving the campus #OutinSTEM community

  • Portrait of Daniel Cohen.

    Faculty

    Daniel Cohen: Herding cells like sheepdogs herd sheep

  • Portrait of Corey Toler-Franklin.

    Graduate Alumni

    Corey Toler-Franklin *11: Using computer vision to advance medicine and reconstruct lost history

  • Portrait of Janice Kankolongo.

    Undergraduate

    Janice Kankolongo: Turning to chemistry as ‘a beacon of hope’

  • Portrait of Phil Chang.

    Undergraduate Alumni

    Phil Chang ’15: Transforming basketball through data

  • Portrait of Surya Mattu.

    Staff

    Surya Mattu: Jumpstarting the public imagination around algorithms

  • Portrait of professor Celeste Nelson.

    Faculty

    Celeste Nelson: Upending assumptions about developmental biology

  • Portrait of Ankush Gola.

    Undergraduate Alumni

    Ankush Gola ’15: The confidence to pursue entrepreneurship

  • Portrait of student Nathan Gage.

    Undergraduate

    Nathan Gage on curiosity, teamwork and electric racing

  • Portrait of Student Lilianna Gittoes.

    Undergraduate

    Lilianna Gittoes: Optimizing energy systems

  • Portrait of graduate student Allison Chen on Princeton's campus.

    Graduate Student

    Allison Chen: Connecting computer vision with cognitive science

  • Portrait of researcher with quantum computer.

    Faculty

    Andrew Houck: Quantum science is like looking at the world with new eyes

  • Undergraduate

    Sophia Colmenares: Simulating nanoparticles for precision medicine

  • Faculty

    Amir Ali Ahmadi: Optimization as a way of thinking about the universe

  • Postdoc

    Nathaniel Wei: Understanding atmospheric impacts on wind energy

  • Graduate Student

    José de Jesus Montaño Lopez: Designing yeasts to make cleaner fuels

  • Postdoc

    Sara Kacmoli *23: Engineering lasers and imaging zebrafish development

  • Undergraduate

    Eshaan Govil: Pursuing leadership, from engineering autonomous vehicles to playing cricket

  • Undergraduate Alumni

    Fei-Fei Li ’99: Asking audacious questions, and making AI a force for good

  • Faculty

    Iain McCulloch: A solar energy innovator takes the helm of Princeton’s Andlinger Center

  • Undergraduate

    Leena Memon: Solving real-world problems with math — and leading a community of women engineers

  • Postdoc

    Alina Emeilianova: Exploring the intricate world of cellular processes

  • Graduate Student

    Eric Lepowsky: Applying robotics to make nuclear inspections less invasive

  • Graduate Alumni

    Chin-Tay Shih *75: Transforming Taiwan into an electronics powerhouse

  • Undergraduate

    Evelyn Taliaferro: Digital electronics, STEM outreach, and academic exploration

  • Undergraduate Alumni

    Lester Mackey ’07: Pioneering data science methods for medicine, climate and more

  • Postdoc

    Camilo Hernández: The power of small interactions

  • Faculty

    Peter Henderson: Working at the intersection of machine learning and public policy

  • Graduate Alumni

    Jen-Tang (JT) Lu *17: Using AI to evaluate cancer drugs

  • Undergraduate

    Sabrina Nicacio: Testing technologies for 3D-printed rocket turbines

  • Postdoc

    Nusrat Molla: Understanding the social dynamics of the energy transition

  • Graduate Student

    Evelyn Navarro Salazar: Creating new models for lung disease and development

  • Staff

    Peter Bogucki: Uncovering the ancient world, dig by dig

  • Postdoc

    Camilo Jaramillo-Correa: Building a capsule to hold asteroid dust

  • Undergraduate Alumni

    Megan Ogawa ’23: Making connections through computer science, engineering and linguistics

  • Undergraduate

    Vivek Kolli: Connecting students to opportunities through TigerResearch

  • Faculty

    Wei Peng: Modeling the human dimensions of clean energy solutions

  • Undergraduate Alumni

    Jose Yanez ’20 *22: Expanding possibilities for DACA students

  • Graduate Alumni

    Maxine Perroni-Scharf *23: Fabricating art with algorithms

  • Faculty

    Pablo Debenedetti: Finding a ‘highly collegial intellectual home’ at Princeton

  • Undergraduate

    Frida Ruiz: Bringing young people into environmentalism

  • Graduate Alumni

    Jay Famiglietti *92: Bringing everyone to the table to solve water challenges

  • Undergraduate

    David Opong: A mindset beyond problem sets

  • Graduate Student

    Hannah Wiswell: Studying bird flight to improve aircraft

  • Faculty

    Alice Kogan: Fostering students’ creativity

  • Undergraduate Alumni

    Anna Broome ’18: Using radar to peer beneath ice sheets

  • Faculty

    Arvind Narayanan: Leading in a challenging time for tech

  • Graduate Student

    Camila Llerena-Olivera: Researching water quality in Peru and beyond

  • Undergraduate

    Ruby Jacobs: Combining deep interests in art, design and STEM

  • Graduate Alumni

    David L. Evans *66: Championing diversity in higher education

  • Faculty

    Jesse Jenkins: Helping guide billions in climate spending

  • Graduate Student

    Ananya Chakravarti: Tackling ‘Big Problems’ through an interdisciplinary approach

  • Undergraduate Alumni

    John Dabiri ’01: Learning fluid dynamics from jellyfish

  • Faculty

    Ryan Kingsbury: Advancing high-tech filters for water and energy needs

  • Graduate Student

    Francisco Sáenz: Studying liquid metals for nuclear fusion

  • Undergraduate Alumni

    Donna Riley ’93: Taking risks and transforming engineering education

  • Portrait of Ning Lin

    Faculty

    Professor Ning Lin *10: Calculating the compound risks of extreme weather

  • Faculty

    Olga Russakovsky: Creating a positive future for AI

  • Undergraduate

    Darius Rudasingwa Ganza: Exploring new materials for carbon capture

  • Graduate Student

    Isabel de Oliveira: Discovering the world of lightweight structures

  • Graduate student with open arms in the air, surrounded by equipment.

    Graduate Student

    Susan Redmond: Exploring the origins of the universe through engineering

  • Staff

    Benedikt Lehnert: Bridging design and entrepreneurship

  • Undergraduate

    Reha Mathur: Parsing the complexity of biology to improve health care

  • Graduate Student

    Felix Ackon: Adapting market models for renewable energy

  • Undergraduate

    Bryan Boyd: Seeing the engineering applications of physics

  • Faculty

    Radhika Nagpal: Illuminating collective intelligence, expanding capabilities of robots

  • Portrait of Cato Laurencin

    Undergraduate Alumni

    Cato Laurencin ’80: Pioneering a tool kit for regenerative engineering

  • Portrait of Alison Lee

    Undergraduate

    Alison Lee: Finding freedom and making the most of your time

  • Portrait of Aimy Wissa

    Faculty

    Aimy Wissa: Engineering solutions inspired by nature

  • Graduate Student

    Anna Hancock: Probing bacterial behavior for medicine, the environment and more

  • Undergraduate Alumni

    Frances Arnold ’79: The importance of a foundational education

  • Undergraduate

    Emerson Tiwang: Business, basketball and data-driven decisions

  • Portrait of Katie Baldwin.

    Undergraduate

    Katie Baldwin: Exploring music’s ‘STEM-like undercurrents’

  • Portrait of Wilson Ricks.

    Graduate Student

    Wilson Ricks: Sustaining the energy of our future

  • Portrait of Jessica Leung.

    Faculty

    Jessica Leung: Teaching design with empathy at its core

  • Portrait of Siddhartha Jayanti

    Undergraduate Alumni

    Siddhartha Jayanti ’17: Overcoming linguistic barriers to broaden computer science access in India

  • Portrait of student Michelle Ho

    Undergraduate

    Michelle Ho: Advancing robotics for space missions

  • Professor Forrest Meggers in the laboratory

    Faculty

    Forrest Meggers: Saving energy while keeping comfortable in a “Cold Tube”

  • Portrait of Eddie Zhang

    Undergraduate

    Eddie Zhang: Pursuing water resources engineering — along with violin and piano

  • Portrait of Marian Croak

    Undergraduate Alumni

    Marian Croak ’77: Creating technologies “in service of humanity”

  • Portrait of Kaushik Sengupta

    Faculty

    Kaushik Sengupta: Rethinking how we move data across the airwaves

  • Portrait of Arielle Rivera

    Undergraduate

    Arielle Rivera: Lighting Puerto Rico’s energy future

  • Portrait of Ludovic Tangpi

    Faculty

    Ludovic Tangpi: Casting new models of uncertainty for a changing world

  • Portrait of Jackie Ying

    Graduate Alumni

    Jackie Ying *91: Pioneering nanotechnology for human health

  • Portrait of student Karla Soto Cuevas

    Undergraduate

    Karla Soto Cuevas: Finding community as a first-gen student

  • Photo of Robert Long with his four children

    Undergraduate Alumni

    Robert Long ’79: Nurturing others is the best investment

  • Portrait of graduate student Lila Rodgers

    Graduate Student

    Lila Rodgers: ‘Fearlessly’ tackling challenges in quantum systems

  • Portrait of Ruth Fong

    Faculty

    Ruth Fong: Teaching the creativity of computer science

  • Portrait of student Emilio Cano Renteria

    Undergraduate

    Emilio Cano Renteria: Exploring fission as a source of clean energy

  • Portrait of postdoctoral researcher Sofia Quinodoz

    Postdoc

    Sofia Quinodoz: Pursuing mysteries within living cells

  • Portrait of Tubagus Aryandi Gunawan

    Postdoc

    Tubagus Aryandi Gunawan: Sizing up carbon capture technologies

  • Portrait of researcher Adji Bousso Dieng

    Faculty

    Adji Bousso Dieng: Computing as empowerment

  • Michal Kozlowski

    Undergraduate

    Michal Kozlowski: Joining the next agricultural revolution

  • Graduate student Einara Zahn

    Graduate Student

    Einara Zahn: Investigating exchanges between plants and the atmosphere

  • Portrait of Princeton alumna Katy Milkman

    Undergraduate Alumni

    Katy Milkman ’04: Tackling tough goals with ‘temptation bundling’

  • Portrait of student Kevin Tong

    Undergraduate

    Kevin Tong: Designing CubeSats and space infrastructure

  • Portrait of postdoctoral researcher Lucia Stein-Montalvo

    Postdoc

    Lucia Stein-Montalvo: Bringing shape-shifting structures to architectural scales

  • Portrait of Jaime Fernández Fisac

    Faculty

    Assistant Professor Jaime Fernández Fisac: Equipping students for modern robotics

  • Portrait of H. Vincent Poor

    Faculty

    Professor H. Vincent Poor *77: ‘Technical visionary’ of wireless communications

  • Portrait of student Archika Dogra

    Undergraduate

    Archika Dogra: Finding a voice in computer science

  • Student Eleni Retzepis with 3D printer

    Undergraduate

    Eleni Retzepis: Testing bridge designs in the Makerspace

  • Portrait of postdoctoral scholar Hongbo Zhao

    Postdoc

    Hongbo Zhao: Collaborating at the frontier of biophysics and engineering

  • Graduate student Joanna Schneider working in the laboratory

    Graduate Student

    Joanna Schneider: Building nanoparticles for clean water

  • Photo of alumnus Bryton Shang

    Undergraduate Alumni

    Bryton Shang ’12: Teaching the world a better way to fish

  • Portrait of graduate student Meghan Booker holding small robot

    Graduate Student

    Meghan Booker: Making memory frameworks for robots

  • Portrait of Professor Brian Kernighan

    Faculty

    Professor Brian Kernighan *69: “Hello, World!” and the genesis of Unix

  • Graduate student Caroline Trippel

    Graduate Alumni

    Caroline Trippel *19: Evaluating security in hardware designs

  • Graduate student Yair Shenfeld

    Graduate Alumni

    Yair Shenfeld *20: Understanding optimal convex structures

  • Graduate student Aleena Patel

    Graduate Alumni

    Aleena Patel *21: Harnessing light for developmental biology

  • Portrait of J. Clay Hamill Jr.

    Graduate Alumni

    J. Clay Hamill Jr. *21: Optimizing thin-film solar cells

  • Graduate student Noah Apthorpe speaking at panel discussion

    Graduate Alumni

    Noah Apthorpe ’14 *20: Finding vulnerabilities in network privacy and security

  • Photo of graduate student Anastasia Bizyaeva, flanked by robots in the lab

    Graduate Alumni

    Anastasia Bizyaeva *22: Modeling group dynamics