Engineering

  • Projects that blaze new trails in research will receive Dean for Research Innovation funding

    Wednesday, Jul 21, 2021
    by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

    Nine exploratory projects, from an effort to exploit inter-microbial warfare in the search for new antibiotics to the development of artificial intelligence for the transcription of ancient documents, have been selected to receive support through the Dean for Research Innovation Funds.

  • New method found for moving tiny artificial swimmers

    Friday, Jul 16, 2021
    by Adam Hadhazy, School of Engineering

    Princeton researchers have debuted a novel way of generating and potentially controlling locomotion in tiny objects called artificial swimmers. These swimmers have sparked considerable interest for their potential applications in medicine, industry and other sectors.

  • Shared prosperity is key to clean energy transition, say experts at E-ffiliates retreat

    Wednesday, Jul 14, 2021
    by Molly A. Seltzer, School of Engineering

    To successfully slash greenhouse emissions, the United States must ensure rural communities benefit from producing solar, wind, biofuels and other low-carbon fuels, panelists said at the annual Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership Retreat on June 3.

    “We need to get down to the grassroots, the real grassroots, and talk about ‘do I have a stake in this nation?’” Art Cullen, a Pulitzer-prize-winning reporter and editor of the Storm Lake Times, who sat on a panel about stakeholder perspectives, said about his community of Iowan corn growers.

  • Princeton's new research data environment offers security, collaboration

    Wednesday, Jul 14, 2021
    by Eoin O'Carroll, Princeton Research Computing

    Led by a research team at Princeton University, the New Jersey Families Study examines the lives of young children using an innovative methodology: The researchers put video cameras inside families’ homes. 

    The researchers recruited about 20 households who agreed to the unobtrusive cameras for two weeks. The project, which studies how families prepare their pre-school-aged children for school, promises to yield unprecedented insight into the lives of families with young children.

  • Princeton researchers tap software engineer Vineet Bansal to build complex computing tools

    Thursday, Apr 15, 2021
    by Sharon Adarlo, Princeton Research Computing

    Since he arrived at Princeton University in late 2017, Vineet Bansal has been very busy. Bansal is a senior research software engineer jointly appointed in the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning (CSML) and the Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (PICSciE).

  • Metropolis Project backs solutions for safer, more resilient cities

    Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021
    by Molly Sharlach, School of Engineering & Applied Science

    Princeton’s Metropolis Project has awarded a new set of grants to investigate how pollutants move through cities; improve prediction of storm hazards; and test new technologies to prevent coastal flooding, harness solar energy, and help autonomous vehicles navigate in adverse weather.

  • Shared expectations help shape visual memory

    Thursday, Jun 17, 2021
    by Adam Hadhazy for Engineering Communications

    By having thousands of people play the visual equivalent of the "telephone game," where errors accumulate as a message is passed on, Princeton researchers have gathered new insights into the human visual system.

  • Technique inspired by lace making could someday weave structures in space

    Monday, Jun 21, 2021
    by Rachel Nuwer for Engineering Communications

    Lauren Dreier was paging through a 19th century book by the German architect Gottfried Semper when she spotted some intriguing patterns inspired by lace. A professional artist and designer who often incorporates technology into her work, Dreier, who is also a doctoral student at the School of Architecture at Princeton University, decided to recreate the printed illustrations in 3D.

  • Study shows how cities can consider race and income in household energy efficiency programs

    Monday, Jun 21, 2021
    by Rachel Nuwer for Engineering Communications

    Climate change and social inequality are two pressing issues that often overlap. A new study led by Princeton researchers offers a roadmap for cities to address inequalities in energy use by providing fine-grained methods for measuring both income and racial disparities in energy use intensity. Energy use intensity, the amount of energy used per unit floor area, is often used as a proxy for assessing the efficiency of buildings and the upgrades they receive over time.

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