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Chemistry’s new ssNMR instrument: “limitless” possibilities for campus researchers
May 16, 2024
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Written by Wendy Plump, Department of Chemistry

Marking a watershed acquisition for Princeton’s campus, the Department of Chemistry’s new solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (ssNMR) instrument—funded through an ambitious partnership with the Office of the Provost, Office of the Dean for Research, and Princeton Materials Institute (PMI)—is…

Mapping brain function, safer autonomous vehicles are focus of Schmidt Transformative Technology fund
May 8, 2024
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

Two projects — one that maps the function of the brain’s neuronal network in unprecedented detail and another that combines robotics and light-based computer circuits to create safe self-driving vehicles — have been awarded funding through Princeton’s…

Princeton IP Accelerator funding awarded to support seven promising new technologies
March 28, 2024
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Written by Alaina O'Regan, Office of the Dean for Research ; Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

A sensor that detects planet-warming gasses, software to enhance the reliability of artificial intelligence, and a method to improve the nutrition and production of worldwide agriculture are among seven innovations awarded funding this year to help bring these technologies to the world.

The…

Research collaborations with four historically Black colleges and universities continue with 10 new projects
Oct. 26, 2023

Researchers at Princeton and four historically Black colleges and universities have begun working jointly on 10 new projects funded by the Princeton Alliance for Collaborative Research and Innovation (PACRI).

Transformative equipment fund brings new capabilities to campus
Oct. 25, 2023

Five new instruments that will unlock discoveries across the sciences and engineering have been selected to receive funding through the Provost and Dean for Research Transformative Equipment Initiative.

Exploratory Energy Research Fund fuels explorations into urban solar panels and batteries for electrical grid storage
Aug. 21, 2023
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

Two new projects that propel investigations in sustainable energy generation and storage have been awarded funding via the Dean for Research Innovation Fund for Exploratory Energy Research.

The fund…

Project that reimagines roofs in a warming world selected to receive Dean for Research Sustainability of Our Planet funding
Aug. 16, 2023
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Written by Siya Arora for the Office of the Dean for Research

A new project has been awarded a grant from the Dean for Research Innovation Fund for the Sustainability of Our Planet to develop an energy-efficient method for cooling indoor spaces.

In first decade, Dean for Research Innovation Funds spur discoveries, collaborations and research investments
June 29, 2023
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

The Dean for Research Innovation Funds have proved to be highly effective engines of exploration, according to a new report on the outcomes of the program.

Five projects awarded funding to explore new ideas in the natural sciences
June 14, 2023
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Written by Alaina O'Regan, Office of the Dean for Research ; Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

Projects that explore what music can teach us about the brain, how cells protect themselves from damaging ultraviolet rays, and which planets may be capable of supporting life are among the five projects selected to receive the Dean for Research Innovation Funds for New Ideas in the Natural Sciences.

Schmidt funding awarded to investigations into life’s electrical landscape, miniaturized sensors and gene editing
May 5, 2023
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

Three projects with the potential to open new avenues in science and engineering have been selected for funding through Princeton’s Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.