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  • 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.

  • Clifford Brangwynne to lead Princeton Bioengineering Initiative

    Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020
    by Steven Schultz, Office of Engineering Communications

    Clifford Brangwynne, professor of chemical and biological engineering, has been appointed the inaugural director of the Princeton Bioengineering Initiative. This initiative will support and expand the bioengineering activities already underway at the University, and ignite new directions in research, education and innovation at the intersection of the life sciences and engineering.

  • Princeton Announces Engage 2020, New Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference

    Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020

    The mission of Princeton University will be brought to life in a new way through Engage 2020, the inaugural innovation and entrepreneurship conference scheduled for November 4-6, 2020. Presented by the Princeton innovation and entrepreneurship team and its campus partners, Engage 2020 will offer more than 50 live, online sessions of relevance to academia, business and industry, Princeton alumni, entrepreneurs, investors, foundations and the intellectually curious.

  • Princeton Catalysis Initiative signs agreement with Genmab to forge strong community bond

    Friday, Oct 9, 2020
    by Wendy Plump, Department of Chemistry

    Opening a new chapter in community-based collaboration, the Princeton Catalysis Initiative (PCI) has signed a partnership agreement with Genmab, an international biotech company based in Denmark with U.S. headquarters in Plainsboro. This is the sixth partnership for PCI in just over two years. 

    PCI enables new synergies and mission-inspired projects between Princeton University researchers and corporate scientists. The Genmab partnership was officially launched this month during a socially distanced tour of Genmab's state-of-the-art facilities. 

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