Innovation

  • Princeton's tech policy clinic builds ‘virtuous loop’ of real-world research and learning

    Wednesday, Mar 10, 2021
    by Molly Sharlach, Office of Engineering Communications

    Wikipedia’s wealth of cited information comes from a global community of more than 250,000 editors who contribute content each month. Upholding community standards and fostering diversity and inclusion are major goals for the Wikimedia Foundation — goals that depend on creating software that reflects and reinforces the community’s values.

  • Princeton IP accelerator selects seven projects for R & D funding

    Friday, Mar 5, 2021
    by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

    Inventions in biomedicine, drug development, solar energy, battery recycling, clean water and climate risk win out

    Seven technologies that address some of society’s biggest challenges — from foolproof antibiotics to low-cost water purification — will receive support for research and development through Princeton’s Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb collaboration leads to open-source software to optimize chemical reactions

    Wednesday, Feb 3, 2021
    by Wendy Plump, Department of Chemistry

    Scientists from Princeton chemistry and computer science work with industry to create tool based on machine-learning 

    In the past few years, the Doyle Lab has turned increasingly to data science techniques to assist problem-solving in organic synthesis. Researchers are driven partly by a year-old federal initiative that seeks to conjoin data science and chemistry, and partly by the notion that a chemist’s time is better spent exploring new reactions than optimizing them. 

  • Inclusive Innovation: Vice Dean for Innovation Priestley interviewed by American Chemical Society

    Tuesday, Feb 9, 2021

    “Chemistry plays an important role in addressing many societal challenges. To ensure that future challenges are met, we need the involvement of all of society. It is, therefore, important that we strive for African American participation and success in the entire research, innovation, and entrepreneurship spectrum in the field of chemistry.” 

    – Rodney D. Priestley

  • Electrical Engineering updates name to "Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering"

    Tuesday, Feb 2, 2021
    by Scott Lyon, Office of Engineering Communications

    Name change more accurately reflects the department's range and impact in computer and information technologies

    In a change highlighting Princeton's broad investment in computer and information technologies, the former Department of Electrical Engineering has become the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). The new name won unanimous support at the Feb. 1 monthly meeting of the University Faculty.

  • Chemist Chirik discovers “transformative” route to recyclable plastics

    Thursday, Jan 28, 2021
    by Wendy Plump, Department of Chemistry

    Scientists from ExxonMobil Chemical collaborate on developing new materials that benefit society

    As the planet’s burden of rubber and plastic rises unabated, scientists look to the promise of closed-loop recycling to reduce trash. Researchers in the Chirik Lab have discovered a potentially game-changing new molecule – from a material known for over a century and used to make common products like tires and shoe soles – with vast implications for fulfilling that promise through depolymerization.

  • Princeton Engineering and Google AI Princeton researchers combine efforts to safeguard COVID-19 patients

    Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021
    by John Sullivan, Office of Engineering Communications

    The ventilator team is now actively seeking manufacturing partners, especially in less affluent countries, and also exploring the suitability of the system for cost-effective and safe pediatric ventilation.

    Spurred by the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers at Princeton and Google are applying mechanical engineering and artificial intelligence in an effort to increase the availability and effectiveness of ventilation treatments worldwide.

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