Engineering

  • President Eisgruber honored as innovation leader in New Jersey

    Friday, Nov 15, 2019
    by Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations

    Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber was recognized as the 2019 Educator of the Year by the Research and Development Council of New Jersey at the council's 40th annual Thomas Alva Edison Patent Awards. Eisgruber was honored for his leadership of the University's efforts to connect research to real-world problems and solutions.

     

  • Protecting smart machines from smart attacks

    Monday, Oct 14, 2019
    by Adam Hadhazy for the Office of Engineering Communications

    Machines' ability to learn by processing data gleaned from sensors underlies automated vehicles, medical devices and a host of other emerging technologies. But that learning ability leaves systems vulnerable to hackers in unexpected ways, researchers at Princeton University have found.

  • Princeton announces initiative to propel innovations in quantum science and technology

    Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019
    by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

    Princeton University has announced the creation of the Princeton Quantum Initiative to foster research and training across the spectrum from fundamental quantum science to its application in areas such as computing, sensing and communications.

    The new initiative builds on Princeton's world-renowned expertise in quantum science, the area of physics that describes behaviors at the scale of atoms and electrons. Quantum technologies have the potential to revolutionize areas ranging from secure data transmission to biomedical research, to the discovery of new materials.

  • First summer of IBM-Princeton undergraduate quantum research program a success

    Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019

    Already collaborators in quantum research, Princeton University and IBM launched a unique program for undergraduates in 2019. The inaugural Quantum Undergraduate Research at IBM and Princeton (QURIP) summer school offered ten students from across the United States the opportunity to engage in both theoretical and experimental research in quantum information.

  • Solutions to urban heat differ between tropical and drier climes

    Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019
    by Molly Sharlach, Office of Engineering Communications

    In summer heat, cities may swelter more than nearby suburbs and rural areas. And while the size of this urban heat island effect varies widely among the world’s cities, heat island intensity can largely be explained by a city’s population and precipitation level, researchers reported in a paper published Sept. 4 in the journal Nature.

  • Demo Days showcase Princeton student entrepreneurs’ solutions to societal problems

    Monday, Aug 26, 2019
    by Amelia Herb, Office of Engineering Communications

    Lead and other toxic impurities plague water systems around the world, and in the U.S. have left some mayors clamoring for options.

    A team of Princeton University undergraduates is working on a solution.

    At the campus Demo Day presentation on Aug. 13, Princeton junior Dimitris Ntaras told a panel of experts that his team had produced a prototype water filter that “aggressively target[s] heavy metal contaminants,” striving “to ensure that no one has to drink from polluted water sources again.”

  • Researchers reverse engineer the 'fireworks of life'

    Monday, Aug 5, 2019
    by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

    Imagine standing in a lumberyard and being asked to build a house — without blueprints or instructions of any kind. The materials are all in front of you, but that doesn’t mean you have the first idea how to get from point A to point B.

    That was the situation facing the Princeton biologists who are building microtubules, the skeleton of the cell, from scratch.

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