Engineering

  • Princeton Announces Engage 2020, New Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference

    Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020

    The mission of Princeton University will be brought to life in a new way through Engage 2020, the inaugural innovation and entrepreneurship conference scheduled for November 4-6, 2020. Presented by the Princeton innovation and entrepreneurship team and its campus partners, Engage 2020 will offer more than 50 live, online sessions of relevance to academia, business and industry, Princeton alumni, entrepreneurs, investors, foundations and the intellectually curious.

  • How exactly do we spread droplets as we talk? Engineers found out.

    Monday, Oct 12, 2020
    by Adam Hadhazy, Office of Engineering Communications

    For the first time, researchers have directly visualized how speaking produces and expels droplets of saliva into the air. The smallest droplets can be inhaled by other people and are a primary way that respiratory infections like COVID-19 spread from person to person.

  • Through Princeton Catalysis Initiative, Genentech will fund faculty research to accelerate drug discovery

    Friday, Jul 31, 2020
    by Wendy Plump, Department of Chemistry

    A new relationship between the Princeton Catalysis Initiative (PCI) and Genentech, a biotechnology company based in South San Francisco, is enabling several Princeton faculty members to pursue mission-driven collaborations in fundamental research.

    Genentech will fund five new projects, raising PCI’s total funded commitments to over $65M in just over two years.

  • Center for materials of the future awarded $18M six-year funding

    Tuesday, Jul 28, 2020
    by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

    The Princeton Center for Complex Materials, a research center at Princeton University dedicated to discovering the materials of the future and training a globally competitive and diverse workforce, has been selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to expand its groundbreaking interdisciplinary mission into two new areas: quantum technologies and biology-inspired materials.

  • New study provides evidence for decades-old theory to explain the odd behaviors of water

    Thursday, Jul 16, 2020
    by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

    Water, so ordinary and so essential to life, acts in ways that are quite puzzling to scientists. For example, why is ice less dense than water, floating rather than sinking the way other liquids do when they freeze?

    Now a new study provides strong evidence for a controversial theory that at very cold temperatures water can exist in two distinct liquid forms, one being less dense and more structured than the other.

  • Emotional well-being while home gardening similar to other popular activities, study finds

    Friday, Jul 10, 2020
    by Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute

    As civic leaders and urban planners work to make cities more sustainable and livable by investing in outdoor spaces and recreational activities such as biking and walking, Princeton researchers have identified the benefit of an activity largely overlooked by policymakers — home gardening.

  • New radar allows cars to spot hazards around corners

    Thursday, Jun 25, 2020
    by John Sullivan, Office of Engineering Communications

    Using radar commonly deployed to track speeders and fastballs, researchers have developed an automated system that will allow cars to peer around corners and spot oncoming traffic and pedestrians.

  • Princeton faculty members receive grants for COVID-19 research from C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute

    Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020
    by Princeton University

    The C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute has awarded $5.4 million to 26 projects to accelerate artificial intelligence research to mitigate COVID-19 and future pandemics. Princeton faculty members Matthew Desmond, Simon Levin, Stefana Parascho, H. Vincent Poor, Corina Tarnita and Mengdi Wang are among researchers to receive funding for their projects.

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