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  • With SEAS dean Goldsmith’s support, NJ lands hard-tech HAX accelerator in Newark, helping catalyze regional tech hub

    Monday, Sep 20, 2021
    by Engineering and Corporate Engagement Communications

    HAX latest in Princeton-related boosts to regional innovation system

    In an initiative supported by Princeton University, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced Sept. 16 that venture capital firm SOSV has selected Newark, N.J., to establish the U.S. headquarters for HAX, its program for launching early-stage "hard tech" companies focused on solving difficult and complex technological problems.

  • Major alumni gift supports recently established Princeton Bioengineering Initiative

    Tuesday, Sep 14, 2021
    by the Office of Engineering Communications

    A major gift from alumni will provide the Princeton Bioengineering Initiative funding to pursue some of the biggest questions and opportunities emerging at the intersection of biology and engineering.

    The Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D, '61 and Martha A. Darling *70 Fund for Grand Challenges in Bioengineering will allow the recently created initiative to move rapidly on several fronts, including hiring post-doctoral investigators, seeding research, and starting a series of lectures on technical and societal frontiers of bioengineering.

  • NSF, U.S. DOE, Pew support new platform speeding up effort to turn crops into fuel

    Tuesday, Sep 7, 2021
    by Scott Lyon, the School of Engineering and Applied Science

    Princeton researchers have developed a new way to make fuel from cellulose—Earth's most abundant organic compound, found in all plant cells—speeding up a notoriously slow chemical process and in some cases doubling energy yields over comparable methods.

    Their platform uses a recently developed cellulose emulsion that makes it easier to metabolize the compound into other chemicals. Combining that emulsion with engineered microbes and a light-based genetic tool, the team showed that they could more efficiently make biofuels from cellulose.

  • Princeton Research Computing introduces new security system for handling sensitive research study data

    Friday, Sep 10, 2021
    by Jonathan Garaffa, adapted from original story by Eoin O’Carroll

    Princeton Research Computing (PRC), a consortium spearheaded by the Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering and OIT Research Computing, has introduced Citadel, a new secure and compliant research data infrastructure environment. Remotely accessible, the new system enables researchers from anywhere in the world to handle sensitive study data while taking strict measures to prevent unauthorized access.

  • Researchers encouraged to login to Research Funding Gateway – free mug!

    Wednesday, Sep 8, 2021
    by CEFR Staff

    Princeton researchers are highly encouraged to use and to login at the Research Funding Gateway, hosted by the Office of the Dean for Research and curated by the Office of Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations. The Gateway is a portal site containing timely funding opportunities from internal Princeton sources, corporations, foundations, nonprofit organizations, and highlighted federal calls. It is best viewed using the Chrome or Firefox browsers.

  • New HMEI director Gabriel Vecchi aims to expand campus, community research and teaching partnerships

    Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021
    by Morgan Kelly, High Meadows Environmental Institute

    Gabriel Vecchi, professor of geosciences and the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI), was named director of HMEI effective July 1. Vecchi succeeds Michael Celia, the Theodora Shelton Pitney Professor of Environmental Studies and professor of civil and environmental engineering, who had served as director since 2017.

  • President Eisgruber shares personal lessons of resilience with the Class of 2025

    Monday, Aug 30, 2021
    by Denise Valenti, Office of Communications

    At Opening Exercises on Sunday, Aug. 29, Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber welcomed the Class of 2025 and shared with them lessons from a personal health challenge for facing moments of difficulty.

    Eisgruber disclosed he was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma, a type of benign, non-cancerous brain tumor that can cause loss of hearing, balance or the ability to control facial muscles.

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