In June 2021, Princeton's Graduate School conferred the first formally credentialed Graduate Certificates in Computational Science and Engineering (CSE). The new credential spotlights Princeton's leading role in helping computation take center stage across a widening variety of research disciplines.
The High Meadows Environmental Institute has selected three graduate students in chemical and biological engineering to receive the Mary and Randall Hack ’69 Graduate Awards for Water and the Environment, providing each with up to $10,000 in research funding: Avery Agles, Samuel Moore and Jenna Ott.
The Pew Charitable Trust has named soft matter expert Sujit Datta to the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences, one of 22 early-career researchers selected for the 2021 cohort.
The Schmidt Science Fellows named Kurt Ristroph to its 2021 cohort of researchers, providing him with up to two years of training and a $100,000 annual stipend as he turns nanoparticle formulations he developed for global health applications to the growing problem of food security.
The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering honored its 23 graduating seniors in a Class Day ceremony on Monday, May 24, conferring multiple honors and awards for academic achievement.
The Graduate School has honored two students from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering with a 2021 Graduate School Teaching Award. A total of 34 such awards were given this year, with 10 coming from engineering.
The Graduate School has awarded Meera Gupta a Harold W. Dodds Fellowship, an honorific fellowship that covers tuition and includes an unrestricted stipend for one year. Honorific fellowships go to outstanding graduate students who have completed their general exams. A total of 27 were awarded this year.
The National Science Foundation has awarded five graduate research fellowships to students and alumni of the Princeton Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. The fellowships provide three years of funding, including institutional expenses and a stipend, plus two additional years of professional development support.
In a study with implications for chronic infections, Princeton researchers have described multiple pathways that some bacteria use to tolerate normally lethal antibiotic treatments. The findings overturn common assumptions about antibiotics’ limited effectiveness against certain bacteria and could lead to better treatments.
A new device that purifies water relying only on sunlight could help produce clean drinking water at low cost and little environmental impact. When placed in contaminated water, the gel soaks up only pure water, leaving contaminants behind. When sunlight warms the gel, it change shapes and expels the water for collection.

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