Innovation

Princeton I-Corps team tackles breast milk shelf-life problem
May 7, 2024
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Written by Alaina O'Regan, Office of the Dean for Research

Soon after the birth of her second child, Katie Silpe started freezing her breast milk for the period ahead when she would return to work. When she thawed the milk later, however, her baby refused to drink it. Detecting a noticeable change in both taste and smell, Katie realized her stored milk was unusable. 

Science and entrepreneurship converge at I-Corps Northeast Hub annual meeting
Oct. 26, 2023
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Written by Alaina O'Regan, Office of the Dean for Research

More than half a million patent applications arrive at the U.S. Patent Office each year, but how many make it into tangible innovations that benefit society? On October 18th, researchers and entrepreneurs came together at Princeton University to find answers to this challenge at the first-annual meeting of the I-Corps Northeast Hub.

Princeton celebrates innovations that can benefit society at annual event
Oct. 17, 2023
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Written by Alaina O'Regan, Office of the Dean for Research

Princeton University opened its doors last week to the broader entrepreneurial community to engage with faculty members and their teams whose research provides solutions in technology, energy and the environment, health and more at the annual Celebrate Princeton Innovation event.

This year at the October 12 reception, Princeton's…

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.

Dean for Research Award for Distinguished Innovation awarded to Zemer Gitai for antibiotic-searching platform
Oct. 12, 2022
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

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.

The…