Stories about Princeton research relevant to a corporate and foundation audience.

  • 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.

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company establishes Center for Molecular Synthesis in new collaboration with Princeton

    Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015
    by Tien Nguyen

    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and the Department of Chemistry at Princeton University announced a new research collaboration, which includes the establishment of the Center for Molecular Synthesis (BMS-CMS). The agreement creates opportunities for scientists at Princeton University and Bristol-Myers Squibb to collaborate on top-flight synthetic chemistry research, leveraging the two sites’ close proximity to foster a robust exchange of scientific ideas.

  • Princeton president joins academia and industry in call for immediate Congressional action on behalf of "Dreamers"

    Monday, Jul 19, 2021
    by CEFR Staff

    Last week, a federal district court judge ruled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is unlawful and ordered the government to stop approving new applications. Now, Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber has joined with leaders from colleges, universities, and the business sector to call for immediate action to “pass the bipartisan Dream Act of 2021, and end this constant rollercoaster of lawsuits and uncertainty."

  • New Weichman lab receives grant from American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund

    Monday, Jul 19, 2021
    by Wendy Plump

    Awarded through Doctoral New Investigators Program for early-career scientists

    Marissa Weichman, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, has been awarded a seed grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund through the Doctoral New Investigators Program, one of 33 such grants awarded nationally during this funding cycle. 

  • Professor emeritus Peebles honored as Great Immigrant by Carnegie Corporation of New York

    Sunday, Jul 4, 2021
    by Jonathan Garaffa

    P. James Peebles, the Albert Einstein Professor of Physics, Emeritus, at Princeton, has been honored as a 2021 Great Immigrant by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The philanthropic fund released this year’s list of honorees on the Fourth of July, recognizing the contributions of “34 naturalized citizens who have strengthened our nation through their lives and examples.”

  • 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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