Princeton President Eisgruber to be honored as innovation leader in New Jersey

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019

Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber has been named the 2019 Educator of the Year by the Research and Development Council of New Jersey for his leadership of the University's efforts to connect research to real-world problems and solutions. 

New Jersey Governor Philip D. Murphy and Nokia Bell Labs Nobel Laureate Arthur Ashkin, as well as 15 patent award teams, will also be honored at the Council's November 14th Edison Patent Awards ceremony.

In a press release announcing the awards, the Research and Development Council notes that Princeton stands as a global leader in research and teaching and, under President Eisgruber’s leadership, has embraced innovation and led the way in the development of an innovation ecosystem in the heart of New Jersey. According to Kim Case, R& D Council executive director,“President Eisgruber’s tenure as Princeton president includes collaborations with innovation giants such as Microsoft, Google and New Jersey’s own, Celgene. His administration also launched the Princeton Innovation Center Biolabs, a premier co-working space for science start-ups. Princeton’s innovation impact is building exciting momentum, with the potential to benefit the economy, attract talent and continue New Jersey’s legacy as a supportive environment in which to advance research and development.”

The R&D Council is a nonprofit organization whose membership includes representatives from academia, government and industry, including several Fortune 500 companies.

The full release, including the listing of all award winners and information on how to attend the ceremony, is found on the R and D Council website.