News: Faculty

Maravelias, leader in sustainable energy systems, named chair of Princeton CBE
July 1, 2022

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.

Automation speeds the search for stable proteins
Aug. 1, 2022

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
July 14, 2022

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.

Once seen as fleeting, a new solar tech proves its lasting power
June 30, 2022

An emerging class of solar energy technology, made with perovskite semiconductors, has passed the long-sought milestone of a 30-year lifetime. The Princeton Engineering researchers who designed the new device also revealed a new method for testing long-term performance, a key hurdle on the road to commercialization.

Advancing toward solid-state refrigerators, Davidson wins a DOE early career award
June 7, 2022

Emily Davidson, an expert in designing sustainable materials, has won an early career award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. She is one of 83 researchers to receive funding from the DOE Early Career Research Program this year.