Innovation

Dean for Research Award for Distinguished Innovation awarded to Zemer Gitai for antibiotic-searching platform
Oct. 12, 2022

The 2022 Dean for Research Award for Distinguished Innovation will be awarded to Zemer Gitai, Princeton’s Edwin Grant Conklin Professor of Biology and a professor of molecular biology, for a new drug-discovery platform that searches out drug candidates with unique or novel mechanisms of action.

Q&A with Craig B. Arnold — Vice Dean for Innovation
July 7, 2022
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Written by Alaina O'Regan, Office of the Dean for Research

Craig B. Arnold, the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and director of the Princeton Institute of Materials, looks forward to igniting the spirit of innovation as he begins his new role as Princeton University’s vice dean for innovation.

As a…

Craig B. Arnold appointed vice dean for innovation
May 10, 2022
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

Craig B. Arnold, the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and director of the Princeton Institute of Materials, has been appointed Princeton University’s vice dean for innovation. He will begin the role July 1.

Arnold will be the University…

Rodney Priestley named dean of Princeton’s Graduate School
March 9, 2022
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Written by Denise Valenti, Office of Communications

Rodney Priestley, the Pomeroy and Betty Perry Smith Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and vice dean for innovation, has been named dean of Princeton University’s Graduate School. He will begin in his new role on June 1…

Deep-learning diagnoses: Edge AI detects COVID-19 from smartwatch sensors
Feb. 28, 2022
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Written by Molly Sharlach, Office of Engineering Communications
Combining questions about a person’s health with data from smartwatch sensors, a new app developed using research at Princeton University can predict within minutes whether someone is infected with COVID-19.
Princeton joins new Air Force regional research hub
Feb. 28, 2022

Princeton is a founding member of a newly announced three-year, $8.9 million cooperative agreement from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) led by Cornell University to launch a regional research hub that will spark collaborations between partners in academia, government and industry from across the Middle Atlantic region.

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Thawing the cold chain: Princeton technology for room-temperature delivery of vaccines and biological drugs selected to receive Science Center innovation funding
Jan. 20, 2022
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

A Princeton-led technology to improve the storage and transport of vaccines and life-saving drugs at room temperature has been selected as one of three university innovations to receive funding for further development from the Philadelphia-based University City Science Center.

The innovation, a system for rapid room-temperature…

The NSF I-Corps Northeast Hub has launched, and applications are now open for its inaugural innovation training program for researchers
Jan. 6, 2022
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

Aiming to propel discoveries made in university labs into everyday life, the new NSF I-Corps Northeast Hub launched this week and announced that applications are open for its first researcher training program. The program, in which researchers confront the challenges of creating successful startups…

Mohammad Seyedsayamdost to receive Dean for Research Award for Distinguished Innovation for method of discovering “hidden” antibiotics
Nov. 30, 2021
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research
Mohammad Seyedsayamdost, professor of chemistry, has been selected to receive Princeton’s Dean for Research Award for Distinguished Innovation for the creation of a method for discovering new anti-infective therapeutics, including drugs that treat bacterial, viral and fungal infections. The award, inaugurated in 2020, is given annually to a faculty member for an innovation that has the potential or demonstrated ability to address a critical challenge of importance to society. Seyedsayamdost will present an honorary lecture on Thurs., Dec. 2 at 12:30 p.m. online as part of Princeton’s Engage 2021 innovation and entrepreneurship conference.
New regional Princeton-led innovation hub to accelerate tech, enhance diversity in entrepreneurship
Aug. 25, 2021

The NSF-funded Innovation Corps (I-Corps) hub, formed with partner institutions Rutgers and the University of Delaware plus affiliate universities throughout the region, will broaden diversity in entrepreneurship and cultivate startups in health care, energy and the environment, computing, artificial…