Nicolas Pégard, Graduate Student in Electrical Engineering; Kurt D. Bettenhausen, Senior Vice President, Siemens Corporation, Corporate Technology; Dagmar Bettenhausen. Pégard is working with Jason Fleischer, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, on a 3-D microscope optimized to capture images of living organisms.
Salvatore Torquato, Professor of Chemistry and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials; Pablo Debenedetti, Dean for Research and the Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science; and Christodoulos Floudas, the Stephen C. Macaleer '63 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science.
Robert F. Johnston, President, Johnston Associates, Inc.; Thomas Connelly Jr., Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at DuPont Company.
Alejandro Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering; Robert Mandelbaum, Chief Technology Officer at Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories; David Langiulli, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations; and Frances Yuan, Senior Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations.
Jeffrey Sharp, Managing Partner of Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP; Pamela L. Cox, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP.
A company that is developing technology to turn carbon dioxide into fuels and industrial chemicals, Liquid Light Inc. employs about 25 people in Monmouth Junction, NJ. The technology was developed in the laboratory of Professor of Chemistry Andrew Bocarsly with Emily Cole, who earned her Ph.D. from Princeton in 2009. From left to right, James White, Graduate Student in the Department of Chemistry, Andrew Bocarsly and Emily Cole.
Megan McClean (right), an associate research scholar in the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics has invented a technology for turning on and off protein production, a tool that could help reveal how protein-signaling in cells goes awry and leads to diseases such as cancer; Research Specialist Michael Patel (left).
Attendee talk to Associate Research Scholar Miquel Vila-Perello and Zhihua Liu, Postdoctoral Research Associate. Both are part of the group led by Tom Muir, the Van Zandt Williams Jr. Class of 1965 Professor of Chemistry.
Sanford Silverman, Manager, Research Lab, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, talks with Eric First, Graduate Student in Chemical and Biological Engineering, about technologies for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. First's adviser is Christodoulos Floudas, the Stephen C. Macaleer '63 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science.
Mark Zondlo, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, speaks with attendees about his portable air quality sensors which can detect greenhouse gases such as nitrous oxide.
Nezih Dural, Senior Technical Support Staff II in Physics explains his research to Gary Pajer of Princeton Satellite Systems. Dural works with Michael Romalis, Professor of Physics, on magnetic field sensors that can be used to detect explosives.
Christopher Kuenne, Founder and Non-Executive Chairman, Rosetta and CEO, Rosemark Smart Capital; Vivek Pai, Associate Professor of Computer Science; Meredith Carter, Managing Director of Business Development, Rembrandt IP Management, LLC.
Ken Schmidt, Head, Yahoo! Labs Operations and Academic Relations, Yahoo Inc.; Karla Ewalt, Associate Dean for Research; Onel Onur, Graduate Student in Chemical and Biological Engineering; Thomas Connelly Jr., DuPont Company.
Dean for Research Pablo Debenedetti welcomed Princeton inventors and members of the external business community to Celebrate Princeton Invention.
Thomas Connelly Jr., Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at DuPont Company, offered examples of how universities and corporations can work together, citing DuPont's support for early-career professors.
Kyle Teamey, Co-Founder and CEO of Liquid Light Inc., a start-up based on technology developed in Princeton's Department of Chemistry, described the company's origins.
John Ritter, Director of Technology Licensing at Princeton, spoke about the importance of the external technology transfer community in ensuring the transition of Princeton inventions to the marketplace where they can benefit society.
Brian M. Hughes, Mercer County Executive and Tom Meagher, Managing Partner, Meagher Emanuel Laks Goldberg & Liao, LLP.
Michael Patel, Research Specialist I, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics; William Kuziel, Director, External Academic Alliances, Daiichi Sankyo Group.
Ron Brachman, Chief Scientist of Yahoo! and the Head of Yahoo! Labs; Michael Freedman, Associate Professor of Computer Science.
One of a handful of student start-ups at the event was Pearl's Barley Tea, one of ten companies that emerged from Princeton's Keller Center's ELab Program, which provides training and resources for emerging student start-ups. From left to right, Carly Paris, Tsvetelina Churalska and Sarah Nagy.
An attendee talks to Matt Plasek (right), Graduate Student in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Co-Founder of Ecliptic Industries, which is using 3-D printing to make molds for metal foundries.
Tom Meagher, Managing Partner, Meagher Emanuel Laks Goldberg & Liao, LLP and Gregory Olsen, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Keller Center, Princeton University.
Pablo Debenedetti, Dean for Research, Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science; A. J. Stewart Smith, Vice President for the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Class of 1909 Professor of Physics, and formerly Dean for Research.
The reception attracted prominent faculty members and members of the business community. From left to right, Pascal Seradarian, former CEO of Hutchinson Industries; Ilhan Aksay, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering; John Forbes Nash, Jr., Senior Research Mathematician and recipient of the 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences; Alicia Nash; Norma Smith; A.J. Stewart Smith, Vice President for the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Class of 1909 Professor of Physics.