Dean Debenedetti

Debenedetti to step down after 10 years as dean for research
Nov. 22, 2022
Written by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

Dean for Research Pablo Debenedetti, the Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science and a professor of chemical and biological engineering, will step down from his position as dean on June 30. He plans to take a sabbatical during the 2023-24 academic year and then retire from the University.

“It has been a true…

Debenedetti to receive Rahman Prize for Computational Physics
Oct. 10, 2022
Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

Pablo G. Debenedetti, Princeton University’s dean for research, will be awarded American Physical Society’s 2023 Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics, which recognizes outstanding achievement in computational physics research.

From the Dean for Research: Letter in support of our Asian and Asian American and Pacific Islander communities
March 22, 2021

Dear Members of the Office of the Dean for Research,

The recent violent attacks against Asian Americans, as well as other acts of violence against Asians and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) over the past year are a stark reminder of the discrimination and stereotyping that this community has long suffered.


New study provides evidence for decades-old theory to explain the odd behaviors of water
July 16, 2020
Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

Water, so ordinary and so essential to life, acts in ways that are quite puzzling to scientists. For example, why is ice less dense than water, floating rather than sinking the way other liquids do when they freeze?

Now a new study provides strong evidence for a controversial theory that at very cold temperatures water can exist in…

Debenedetti wins Alpha Chi Sigma Award for chemical engineering research
Aug. 13, 2019
Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

Dean for Research Pablo Debenedetti has been selected to receive the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)'s Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Chemical Engineering Research.

The award cites…

Princeton as a Research University highlighted in guest column for PAW
April 10, 2019

Dean for Research Pablo Debenedetti highlights Princeton as a research university in this guest column for the Princeton Alumni Weekly's President's page.

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Published in the April 10, 2019 Issue