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A team of Princeton researchers found they could coat a liquid elastic on the outside of a disc and spin it to form useful, complex patterns. When spun just right, tiny spindles rise from the material as it cures. The spindles grow as the disc accelerates, forming a soft solid that resembles hairs.

In research that may eventually help crops survive drought, scientists at Princeton University have uncovered a key reason that mixing material called hydrogels with soil has sometimes proven disappointing for farmers.

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has named Princeton postdoctoral researcher Sofia Quinodoz a 2020 Hanna Gray Fellow, bolstering her study into how the structures within cells contribute to disease.

As any cook knows, some liquids mix well with each other, but others do not.

Susan Leggett, a postdoctoral research associate in chemical and biological engineering, has received a two-year fellowship from the New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (NJ ACTS), supporting her research into an especially aggressive form of cancer and connecting her with a network of advanced researchers beyond Princeton.
Brangwynne suspected that his two interests, biology and materials science, were more connected than his coursework suggested.
The National Science Foundation has awarded $6.6 million to fund two projects led or co-led by Princeton researchers who seek to transform a major greenhouse gas into fuel and to use biologically-inspired materials to greatly reduce waste and improve performance in building construction.
The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has awarded fifth-year graduate student Lingzhi Cai its annual SABIC Award for Best First Paper. A committee of SABIC researchers selected Cai's work based on its scientific merits and potential for impact. The award comes with a $1,500 prize.
The National Science Foundation has granted its CAREER award to Pierre-Thomas Brun, an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering. The award supports junior faculty members who have demonstrated exceptional ability in scientific leadership, education or community outreach.
Three professors of chemical and biological engineering have been named to endowed professorships, effective Dec. 1.

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