News: Theory and Simulation

A team of Princeton researchers found they could coat a liquid elastic on the outside of a disc and spin it to form useful, complex patterns. When spun just right, tiny spindles rise from the material as it cures. The spindles grow as the disc accelerates, forming a soft solid that resembles hairs.
For undergraduates in the engineering school, summer often means a chance to apply their learning in new ways, whether conducting field research, working in industry or volunteering abroad. Last summer, with the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting many of these plans, some students’ research projects took them in unexpected directions.
Graduate student Shuwen Yue has received a 2020 Merck Research Award from the American Chemical Society's Women Chemists Committee. Yue was one of eight award recipients, each of whom received a $1500 stipend and delivered a talk during a half-day symposium at the ACS national-virtual meeting on August 16.