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  • Ramaswami, researcher of urban sustainability, appointed inaugural director of M.S. Chadha Center for Global India

    Thursday, Jun 20, 2019
    by Pooja Makhijani, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies

    Anu Ramaswami, an interdisciplinary environmental engineer who is recognized as a pioneer and leader on the topic of sustainable urban systems, has been named professor of India studies, civil and environmental engineering, and the Princeton Environmental Institute, and the inaugural director of the M.S. Chadha Center for Global India. She will assume her new duties at Princeton on Aug. 1.

  • New campus-wide service will enhance access to research data

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

    With the goal of making the results of research and scholarship more accessible, Princeton will launch a new service to provide infrastructure and training to University researchers on how best to format and curate data in ways that facilitate long-term storage and discovery.  

  • DOE extends University PPPL contract

    Friday, Mar 15, 2019
    by Princeton University

    The U.S. Department of Energy announced March 15 that Princeton University will continue to manage and operate the DOE’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, located on Princeton University’s Forrestal Campus in Plainsboro, New Jersey. The extended contract, which runs through March 31, 2022, also highlights collaborations among the University, the lab and the DOE.

  • Princeton faculty to test new Microsoft Station B platform toward goal of boosting production of lifesaving biological therapies

    Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019
    by Princeton University

    UPDATE March 11, 2019: A post for Microsoft’s Innovation Stories blog describes the Station B platform, which researchers from Princeton will test to investigate the formation of biofilms — surface-associated communities of bacteria that are the leading cause of microbial infection worldwide.

    A Nov. 28, 2018, announcement of this collaboration between Princeton and Microsoft is below. 

  • 'Where opportunity meets innovation': Princeton University’s 14th annual Innovation Forum

    Friday, Mar 1, 2019
    by John Sullivan, Office of Engineering Communications

    Researchers unveiled technical advances such as a portable device that could reduce injuries, costs and pain associated with intravenous injections and a power architecture that slashes data centers’ electric bills at Princeton University’s 14th annual Innovation Forum on Wednesday, Feb. 27.

  • Princeton-Rutgers M.D.-Ph.D. program trains future physicians in scientific research

    Monday, Feb 11, 2019
    by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

    For Thomas Pisano, the motivation to become a doctor and scientist was personal. A skiing accident left his legs paralyzed, fueling his aspiration to become a physician and biomedical researcher who could both conduct scientific investigations and apply that knowledge to saving lives in the clinic.

  • Princeton Catalysis Initiative fosters research innovation

    Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019
    by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

    Through the Princeton Catalysis Initiative (PCI), scientists, engineers and scholars are reaching across disciplinary boundaries to create and explore new research areas at the intersection of what were once separate fields. PCI held its second annual symposium on campus Jan. 15-16, bringing researchers together to help fan the sparks of innovation and collaboration.

  • Andlinger Center program yields summer exploration and new pathways

    Thursday, Jan 10, 2019
    by Molly A. Seltzer

    Saira Reyes had planned to study materials science before she interned in Jose Avalos’ bioengineering lab last summer. Her work there altering genes of organisms to produce biofuels struck a chord with her.

    “It was as if I was looking at a giant biological puzzle,” said Reyes, a sophomore. “I realized I love bioengineering.”

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