Q&A with CBE graduate student Alicia Magann, whose research bridges several disciplines. Raised in Phoenix, Magann graduated from Arizona State University (ASU) with a degree in chemical engineering that led somewhat unusually to her graduate work in quantum control through the chemistry department.
A new partnership between the Princeton Catalysis Initiative (PCI) and Genentech, a biotechnology company based in South San Francisco, is enabling several Princeton faculty members, including Robert Prud'homme, to pursue mission-driven collaborations in fundamental research.
Jay Benziger, professor of chemical and biological engineering, was among ten Princeton University faculty members transferred to emeritus status in recent action by the Board of Trustees.
Clifford Brangwynne, a biophysical engineer who transformed the way scientists see cell biology, has won the 2020 Blavatnik National Award in Life Sciences.

Water, so ordinary and so essential to life, acts in ways that are quite puzzling to scientists. For example, why is ice less dense than water, floating rather than sinking the way other liquids do when they freeze?

Sujit Datta has received the 2020 Unilever Award from the American Chemical Society, recognizing his work on a class of materials that includes fluids, gels and biomaterials to address problems in energy, the environment and biotechnology.
The Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) has selected seven Princeton University graduate students as 2020 recipients of the Mary and Randall Hack ’69 Graduate Awards for Water and the Environment. The awardees are Francisco Carrillo, Eunah Han, Julie Kim, Aleksander Musiał, Daniel Ruth, Joanna Schneider, and Kewei Zhao.

The School of Engineering and Applied Science virtually celebrated its 2020 Class Day ceremony, with interim dean H. Vincent Poor commending graduates for courage and determination during a difficult time.

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering honored its 24 graduating seniors in a virtual Class Day ceremony on Monday, June 1, conferring multiple honors and awards for academic achievement.
Shih’s thesis focused on specially formulated chain-like molecules called polymers that can help flush contaminants from hard-to-reach crevices in underground aquifers. How these polymers move through porous rocks to dislodge pollutants — and why they are more effective in some settings than in others — is not well understood.

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