Innovation

  • Lynn Loo steps down as director of Princeton's energy and environment center to lead global center for decarbonizing shipping

    Thursday, Jul 29, 2021
    by Molly A. Seltzer

    Electrical engineer Gmachl to serve as interim director

    Lynn Loo, director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, is stepping down to become the first chief executive officer of the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation. The newly founded organization is based in Singapore.

    Loo is also the Theodora D. ’78 and William H. Walton III ’74 Professor in Engineering and professor of chemical and biological engineering. She will take a two-year leave from Princeton University to fulfill her new role, effective August 1, 2021.

  • Two graduate student-adviser pairs at Princeton awarded 2021 HHMI Gilliam Fellowships for inclusion in science

    Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021
    by Jonathan Garaffa

    Two Princeton graduate students, Micah Burton and Lisset Duran, have been awarded Gilliam Fellowships from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. These fellowships are awarded to graduate students conducting outstanding research in their respective fields, and their advisers, who are dedicated to creating a more inclusive academic environment through their mentorship.

  • Princeton Innovation Fund supports two new environmental research collaborations with industry

    Monday, Jul 26, 2021
    by Jonathan Garaffa, adapted from original story by Catherine Zandonella

    Nine exploratory research projects have been selected to receive support from the Dean for Research Innovation Fund, including two environmental research projects that establish new collaborations with industry partners. These research projects are in the early stages of investigation — a time when research funding can be difficult to secure. The collaborations receiving funding are a wastewater treatment project led by Peter Jaffé in partnership with The Chemours Company, and an energy conservation project led by Minjie Chen in partnership with EnaChip Inc.

  • Improved medical imaging takes top prize at Innovation Forum

    Friday, Feb 26, 2016
    by Catherine Shen

    Producing better quality of ultrasound images could be as easy as taking a selfie. That was the pitch that Princeton University graduate student Jen-Tang Lu made to judges at the Keller Center's Innovation Forum Feb. 24 as he described how his technology could improve the diagnosis of many medical conditions.

  • 'Radiolabeling' lets Merck & Co. and Princeton scientists track the breakdown of drugs

    Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
    by Tien Nguyen

    Merck Catalysis Center

    The Merck Center for Catalysis is a state-of-the-art facility at Princeton University featuring a robotic system that allows for the rapid set-up, monitoring and characterization of thousands of reactions. Opened in 2006 with funding from Merck, the facility has more than 300 chiral organocatalysts available for new reaction screening. These novel catalysts are portioned into 96-well plates that are ready for use in reaction discovery and optimization.

  • Forward Fest series captures paradigm-shifting research approaches and foundational ideas

    Friday, Jul 30, 2021
    by University Staff

    In September 2020, the University launched A Year of Forward Thinking, an initiative that invited Princetonians and others to join in a conversation focused on responding to the challenges facing the nation and the world. Over the course of A Year of Forward Thinking, which spanned the 2020-21 academic year, faculty and alumni shared their best ideas in a monthly online series reflecting the University's mission to serve humanity.

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