Materials science is an "enabling discipline,” Dean of Engineering and Applied Science Emily A. Carter told the audience gathered for the annual symposium of Princeton’s materials institute last week. It allows researchers, students and entrepreneurs from widely different fields to come together to create new technologies and solutions to difficult societal problems.
- Friday, Apr 5, 2019
- Monday, Apr 1, 2019
Identifying a patient’s viral infection or diagnosing a blood disorder usually requires a lab and skilled technicians. But researchers at Princeton University have developed a new technology that goes a long way toward replacing the lab with a single microchip.
- Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019
Fish and their graceful, swift movements have been Daniel Floryan’s focus for the last few years.
- Monday, Mar 18, 2019
Fruit flies make for stingy mothers, imparting only a portion of the genetic building blocks their offspring need to survive. The rest must be produced by the fertilized egg in its first few steps of growth.
Scientists puzzled for two decades over this seemingly unnecessary withholding. Now researchers at Princeton University have shown that the inhibiting mechanism, controlled by an enzyme known as RNR, is key to the embryo's survival. Too much material early on leads to disaster for the fledgling lifeform.
- Friday, Mar 8, 2019
Consider the humble tire. Sitting outside on a frigid winter day, it's hard as a stone, yet when spinning under a drag racer, a tire becomes warmly pliable. For everyday materials, from glass to rubber to plastic, these fundamental changes in behavior are determined by the glass transition temperature.
- Friday, Mar 1, 2019
Researchers unveiled technical advances such as a portable device that could reduce injuries, costs and pain associated with intravenous injections and a power architecture that slashes data centers’ electric bills at Princeton University’s 14th annual Innovation Forum on Wednesday, Feb. 27.
- Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019
Princeton University researchers will push the limits of data science by leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning across the research spectrum in an interdisciplinary pilot project made possible through a major gift from Schmidt Futures.
- Monday, Feb 25, 2019
The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment has announced that its Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership will support two projects this year, both focused on optimizing the capture and storage of carbon, which would otherwise contribute to climate change as atmospheric carbon dioxide.
- Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019
Seven innovations with the potential to benefit society and spur the economy have been awarded funding to bridge the gap between laboratory research and the development needed to move promising ideas into the global marketplace.
- Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019
Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber recounted highlights of the past year and outlined progress on key priorities in his annual “State of the University” letter to faculty, students and staff on Wednesday, Feb. 6.
Eisgruber will summarize his third annual letter (.pdf) and answer questions from the University community at two town hall meetings: