Department seeks applicants for open faculty position

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Princeton University seeks outstanding applicants for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant, associate or full professor position, effective as early as September 1, 2023. The search is open to candidates specializing in any area of chemical engineering.

The successful…

Carson, Yang win SEAS Award for Excellence

Two Princeton CBE graduate students — Drew Carson and Rachel Yang — were honored by the School of Engineering and Applied Science for their "performance at the highest level."

Brangwynne wins the Breakthrough Prize for revolutionary view of living cells

Brangwynne, the June K. Wu ’92 Professor in Engineering, shares the $3 million prize with Anthony Hyman of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics. The Breakthrough Prize cited their discovery of “a…

A hairpin twist hints at nature’s answer to a long-running molecular mystery

A naturally occurring chemical group, called aspartimide, is usually found interfering with cancer therapies and spoiling biological experiments. But a paper in Nature Chemistry, published Aug. 18, shows that aspartimide also provides a key structural link in some peptides, tiny protein-like molecules at the center of many modern medicines.

2022 Maeder graduate fellows advance research on sustainable meats and clean drinking water

Shannon Hoffman and Joanna Schneider, both graduate students in chemical and biological engineering, will receive one year of funding supported by the Paul A. Maeder ’75 Fund for Innovation in Energy and the Environment. Their fellowships cover tuition and stipends for the 2022–23 academic year.

Shannon Hoffman

To curb greenhouse…

Artificial intelligence broke the ice in simulating how water freezes

A team based at Princeton University has accurately simulated the initial steps of ice formation by applying artificial intelligence (AI) to solving equations that govern the quantum behavior of individual atoms and molecules.

The resulting simulation describes how water molecules transition into solid ice with quantum accuracy. This…

Automation speeds the search for stable proteins

Stabilizing proteins is a central challenge for research into drug creation, biofuel production and plastics recycling. Currently, scientists use their knowledge of chemistry to estimate which chemical compounds will pair well with proteins under different conditions. The conventional approach uses trial and error to refine results. This…

Register, a leader in study of complex materials, named materials institute director

Richard Register, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been named director of the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM), effective Aug. 1.

Spurred by her father’s illness, Joanna Georgiou turns a Fulbright into a shot at better drugs

Georgiou, a recent graduate of Princeton CBE, has received a Fulbright award, allowing her to study advanced cancer drugs in a research lab at Seoul National University in South Korea.

Maravelias, leader in sustainable energy systems, named chair of Princeton CBE

Christos Maravelias, an expert in the optimization of large, complex systems, including renewable energy systems, has been named the tenth chair of Princeton’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, effective July 1.