Awards

Paluck honored by American Academy of Political and Social Science
March 25, 2024
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Written by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

The American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS) has named Elizabeth Levy Paluck one of eight fellows honored this year. The Princeton professor has previously been the recipient of a…

Five Princeton faculty receive prestigious early-career Sloan Research Fellowships
Feb. 22, 2024
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Written by Daniel Day for Princeton Research/CEFR

Princeton faculty members Ellora Derenoncourt, Boris Hanin, Chi Jin, Aleksandra Korolova and Ian Zemke are among 126 highly innovative early-career scientists awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced Tuesday.

"Sloan Research Fellowships are extraordinarily competitive awards involving the nominations…

Art historian Monica Bravo, historian Angela Creager and anthropologist Ryo Morimoto awarded NEH grants in the humanities
Feb. 2, 2024
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Written by Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications

Monica Bravo, assistant professor of art and archaeology, Angela Creager, the Thomas M. Siebel Professor in the History of Science and professor of history, and Ryo Morimoto, assistant professor of anthropology, 

Neta Bahcall wins preeminent astronomy award, the Henry Norris Russell Lectureship
Jan. 11, 2024
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Written by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

The American Astronomical Society has awarded its highest honor to Princeton astrophysicist Neta Bahcall, Princeton’s Eugene Higgins Professor of Astronomy. The Henry Norris Russell Lectureship is awarded annually for “a lifetime of eminence in astronomical research.”

“I…

Microbiologist Bonnie Bassler awarded Albany Prize for quorum sensing
Oct. 13, 2023
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Written by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

Bonnie Bassler has been awarded the 2023 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research. Bassler shares the prize with Jeffrey I. Gordon of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and Dennis L. Kasper of Harvard Medical School and…

Award for Distinguished Innovation goes to Peter Jaffé and Shan Huang for bacteria that break down persistent environmental contaminants
Oct. 12, 2023
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Written by Alaina O'Regan, Office of the Dean for Research

In recognition of the importance to society of innovative research and scholarship, the 2023 Dean for Research Award for Distinguished Innovation will be awarded to Peter Jaffé, William L. Knapp Professor of Civil Engineering and professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Shan Huang, professional specialist in civil and environmental engineering, for the development of bacterial approaches to eliminating harmful contaminants that are persistent in the environment.

Ilana Witten wins NIH Director’s Pioneer Award
Oct. 3, 2023
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

Ilana Witten, a professor in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, has been selected to receive a Director's Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health.

Witten, an expert in the brain activity that…

Jeffrey Schwartz Honored as 2023 Edison Patent Awardee
Aug. 22, 2023
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Written by Wendy Plump, Department of Chemistry

Jeffrey Schwartz, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Chemistry, has been named an Edison Patent Awardee, the state’s highest recognition for inventors and innovators, by the Research and Development Council of New Jersey.

Schwartz is being honored for his 2014 patent, “Devices with Multiple Surface Functionality,” in…

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.

Six Princeton professors have been elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 24, 2023
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Written by Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications

Princeton faculty members Linda Colley, Rafaela Dancygier, Judith Hamera, Ilya Kaminsky, Fintan O’Toole and Laurence Ralph have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Also elected are two alumni: Amy Gladfelter, a member of the Class of 1996, and…