Innovation

  • Fisch receives funding for ‘unlikely but fantastic’ clean energy technology

    Thursday, Mar 10, 2022
    by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

    Mention fusion energy, and people around here will think of the breakthroughs happening at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) in fusing — combining — the nuclei of hydrogen isotopes. But there are other kinds of fusion power, including one long shot that just got a big boost from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).

  • Hultmark team honored at 42nd Annual Edison Patent Awards

    Thursday, Mar 10, 2022
    by Jonathan Garaffa

    Marcus Hultmark, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and his colleagues Clayton Byers, Yuyang Fan and Matthew Fu, received a 2021 Edison Patent Award from the Research and Development Council of New Jersey (RDNJ). The Council presented thirteen awards to New Jersey inventors and companies to honor the year’s best patented innovations.

  • Spinout from Zemer Gitai lab announces seed funding and hiring of CEO

    Thursday, Mar 3, 2022
    by Wright Señeres, Princeton Entrepreneurship Council

    ArrePath, a drug discovery spinout founded by Zemer Gitai, the Edwin Grant Conklin Professor of Biology and professor of molecular biology, has announced a seed round of $20 million to advance its proprietary, machine learning-based platform for discovering new classes of anti-infectives. The startup is addressing the global need for new antibiotics that more effectively treat drug-resistant infections and overcome antimicrobial resistance. 

  • Princeton joins new Air Force regional research hub

    Monday, Feb 28, 2022
    by Cornell University

    Princeton is a founding member of a newly announced three-year, $8.9 million cooperative agreement from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) led by Cornell University to launch a regional research hub that will spark collaborations between partners in academia, government and industry from across the Middle Atlantic region.

    The hub’s goal is to accelerate the translation of ideas into economic impact and jobs by leveraging intellectual property and new business opportunities that benefit both commercial and defense markets.

  • Priestley on how universities like Princeton can foster inclusive research and innovation by reducing racial funding bias

    Friday, Feb 25, 2022
    by Jonathan Garaffa and Tracy Meyer

    In the February issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society - Gold (JACS_Au), Rodney Priestley, Princeton's Vice Dean for Innovation and Pomeroy and Betty Perry Smith Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, writes about the impact of racial bias in research and suggests how universities like Princeton that have a healthy research ecosystem can help foster greater inclusivity.

  • Scientists visualize electron crystals in a quantum superposition

    Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022
    by Tom Garlinghouse for the Department of Physics

    Princeton scientists are using innovative techniques to visualize electrons in graphene, a single atomic layer of carbon atoms. They are finding that strong interactions between electrons in high magnetic fields drive them to form unusual crystal-like structures similar to those first recognized for benzene molecules in the 1860s by chemist August Kekulé. These crystals exhibit a spatial periodicity that corresponds to electrons being in a quantum superposition.

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