Two graduate students in chemical and biological engineering, Victoria Lee and Wai Ling Cheung, received Honorific Fellowships from the Princeton University Graduate School this week.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced its 2018 Graduate Research Fellowship Program awardees this week. Seven current and former students of chemical and biological engineering received awards.

Scientists have recently learned how to use light to control specific groups of neurons to better understand the operation of the brain, a development that has transformed areas of neuroscience.

Professor Lynn Loo will give the 29th Annual Julian C. Smith Lectureship at Cornell University, April 9-10, 2018. The distinguished lectureship is comprised of two lectures, both presented by Loo.
For more than a century, biologists ignored a fundamental question about how cells do the business of sorting molecules in a crowd. Then came Cliff Brangwynne, whose surprising work showed that certain proteins separate into globules much like droplets of vinegar suspended in oil.
The event will be held on Thursday, March 22 in the Frick Chemistry Building. Registration begins at 8:00am. The conference promotes access to STEM opportunities for young women in seventh through tenth grades. More information can be found at
Among the three winning research groups at this year's Innovation Forum, two came from laboratories affiliated with chemical and biological engineering.
In its eighth year, the annual "Art of Science" competition and exhibition, put on by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, recently gained the attention of The Wall Street Journal. A March 9 article features the above image of modified fruit fly embryos that display the Princeton University "P" and crest.
Princeton graduate alumnus Dr. George Khoury has been named the 2018 ExxonMobil "Analytics Influencer of the Year." Khoury has worked for the energy giant since completing his Ph.D. in chemical and biological engineering in 2015. He is currently a senior engineer.
Emily Carter, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, won the ACS Award in Theoretical Chemistry, sponsored by the ACS Division of Physical Chemistry.