Collaboration with Industry

Project to create antiviral fabrics awarded funding for New Industrial Collaborations
April 28, 2023
Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

A new project has been awarded the Dean for Research Innovation Fund for New Industrial Collaborations. This fund supports research collaborations between industry and academia with the goal of fostering basic research that has the potential for leading to products, technologies, or services for societal benefit. The award provides University…

Google, GE, ClearPath have joined a new Princeton research consortium focusing on low-carbon technology
June 6, 2022
Written by Molly Seltzer, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Applying academic research to help accelerate low-carbon innovation, Princeton’s ZERO lab has created a new coalition, bringing together corporations and researchers focused on scalable clean energy technologies. The consortium, aligned with the corporate membership program Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership, includes founding members Google, GE…

Say again? AI provides the latest word in clearer audio
Feb. 11, 2021
Written by Molly Sharlach, School of Engineering

If you’ve been listening to more podcasts while stuck at home this year, you may have noticed a side effect of the uptick in virtual conversations: a decline in audio quality. Interviews conducted by phone or video chat often include background noise, reverberation and distortion.

Now, a new method developed in part by researchers at…

Princeton's Prud'homme and Yang partner with Genentech to decode a key process in vaccines and cancer treatments
July 31, 2020
Written by Wendy Plump, Department of Chemistry

A new partnership between the Princeton Catalysis Initiative (PCI) and Genentech, a biotechnology company based in South San Francisco, is enabling several Princeton faculty members to pursue mission-driven collaborations in fundamental research.

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MacMillan illuminates the micro-environment, creating a new path to cancer drugs
March 5, 2020
Written by Wendy Plump, Department of Chemistry

When corporate partners in the Princeton Catalysis Initiative sat down two years ago with David MacMillan, they presented him with a biological challenge at the heart of potential cancer medicines and other therapeutics: which proteins on a cell’s surface touch each other?

How a chemist and a physicist solved a 50-year-old puzzle — with help from the Princeton Catalysis Initiative
March 4, 2020
Written by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

A quantum physicist was in a quandary.

Nathalie de Leon, an assistant professor of electrical engineering, needed to control the carbon atoms on the surface of a diamond, but the sheer hardness of the diamond was defeating all…

SmartDriving Car Summit focuses on mobility for all
May 23, 2019
Written by Steven Schultz, Office of Engineering Communications

As autonomous vehicles approach widespread adoption, it’s critical that diverse groups collaborate on policies and other measures that ensure the technology benefits people most in need of transportation, according to participants in a conference at Princeton last week.

"Mobility machines offer the opportunity to level the playing…

Coping with growth: Conference presents ideas to shape future cities
May 9, 2019
Written by John Sullivan and Amelia Herb, Office of Engineering Communications

Any attempt to address challenges of the future, from clean energy to a sufficient food supply, must grapple with the issues raised by the planet’s rapidly growing cities, speakers said Monday during a conference at Princeton University.

“We believe that the future of cities is the future of the planet,”…

Google AI lab formally opens in downtown Princeton, bolstering innovation and invention
May 3, 2019
Written by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

Google’s newest AI lab — located across the street from Princeton University’s Nassau Hall — officially launched on Thursday, May 2, with speeches and research presentations by state and local officials, Google executives, and University executives and students.

The lab, at 1 Palmer Square, is already playing a vital role in expanding…

Collaborations with Adobe Research and Qualcomm Technologies selected to receive Dean for Research Innovation funding
April 18, 2019
Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research
Two projects that bring together faculty researchers and industry to transform discoveries into real-world technological applications have been awarded support from the Dean for Research Innovation Fund for Industrial Collaborations.