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

Read some of their stories below.

Celebrating our Community

  • 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