Schmidt Science Fellows funds graduate student Kurt Ristroph in pivot from global health to food security
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.
The Graduate School has awarded Christopher A. Browne a Wallace Memorial Fellowship in Engineering, funding his Ph.D. work for the 2021-2022 academic year.
A new technology being developed by Princeton University researchers and alumni could offer a more effective and robust delivery method for COVID-19 vaccines.
Three technologies emerging from CBE that address some of society’s biggest challenges — from transparent solar cells to low-cost water purification — will receive support for research and development through Princeton’s Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund.