Sydney Hughes, a senior in chemical and biological engineering, has been awarded a Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship, one of Princeton University’s highest awards.
A new study from Princeton University shows how the brown anole lizard solves one of nature’s most complex problems — breathing — with ultimate simplicity. Whereas human lungs develop over months and years into baroque tree-like structures, the anole lung develops in just a few days into crude lobes covered with bulbous protuberances. These gourd-...
When bacteria spread through soil, tissues and other environments crammed with obstacles, keeping on the straight and narrow path leads to dead ends. Instead, bacteria move through open spaces until they get trapped, then reorient to hop through an opening to the next hole. A new model developed by Princeton researchers explains why this hop-and-...
Trevor Jones and Joanna Schneider, graduate students in chemical and biological engineering, were each honored with an Award for Excellence from the School of Engineering and Applied Science. The award recognizes advanced graduate students who have performed at the highest level as scholars and researchers.
Strains of microbes like yeast and E. coli can be engineered to produce useful chemicals and fuels, and can produce more fuel more efficiently by working together. The problem is that when grown together in co-cultures, the fastest-growing strain often outcompetes the others, causing the community to break down and stop chemical production. Now,...
Princeton researchers have invented bubble casting, a new way to make soft robots using "fancy balloons" that change shape in predictable ways when inflated with air.
Princeton researchers have solved a 54-year-old puzzle about why certain fluids strangely slow down under pressure when flowing through porous materials, such as soils and sedimentary rocks. The findings could help improve many important processes in energy, environmental, and industrial sectors from oil recovery to groundwater remediation.
The Jui Dasgupta Outstanding AI Award for the 2020-2021 academic year went to Nicholas Caggiano, Drew Carson and Madeleine Chalifoux.
Plant microbiome expert Jonathan Conway joins Princeton, bringing key insights into engineering "non-model" bacteria
Jonathan Conway, an expert in plant-microbe interactions, has joined the Princeton faculty as an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering.
A study published Sep. 22 in Nature details how an established physics theory governing bubble and droplet formation led to a new understanding of the principles organizing the contents of living cells. The work marks a seismic shift in researchers' ability both to understand and control the complex soft materials within our cells.