Nelson, tissue engineering expert, wins NIH Director's Pioneer Award

Nelson, Princeton’s Wilke Family Professor in Bioengineering and a professor of chemical and biological engineering, is one of the eight recipients of the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award. Established in 2004, the Pioneer Award challenges investigators to pursue new research directions and develop groundbreaking, high-impact approaches to a broad area of biomedical, behavioral or social science.

Sundaresan recognized for lifetime achievement in chemical engineering

Sundaresan, the Norman John Sollenberger Professor of Engineering and professor of chemical and biological engineering, has developed mathematical models describing granular and multiphase flows (such as…

Carson, Yang win SEAS Award for Excellence

Two Princeton CBE graduate students — Drew Carson and Rachel Yang — were honored by the School of Engineering and Applied Science for their "performance at the highest level."

Brangwynne wins the Breakthrough Prize for revolutionary view of living cells

Brangwynne, the June K. Wu ’92 Professor in Engineering, shares the $3 million prize with Anthony Hyman of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics. The Breakthrough Prize cited their discovery of “a…

A hairpin twist hints at nature’s answer to a long-running molecular mystery

A naturally occurring chemical group, called aspartimide, is usually found interfering with cancer therapies and spoiling biological experiments. But a paper in Nature Chemistry, published Aug. 18, shows that aspartimide also provides a key structural link in some peptides, tiny protein-like molecules at the center of many modern medicines.

2022 Maeder graduate fellows advance research on sustainable meats and clean drinking water

Shannon Hoffman and Joanna Schneider, both graduate students in chemical and biological engineering, will receive one year of funding supported by the Paul A. Maeder ’75 Fund for Innovation in Energy and the Environment. Their fellowships cover tuition and stipends for the 2022–23 academic year.

Shannon Hoffman

To curb greenhouse…

Artificial intelligence broke the ice in simulating how water freezes

A team based at Princeton University has accurately simulated the initial steps of ice formation by applying artificial intelligence (AI) to solving equations that govern the quantum behavior of individual atoms and molecules.

The resulting simulation describes how water molecules transition into solid ice with quantum accuracy. This…

Automation speeds the search for stable proteins

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

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.

Spurred by her father’s illness, Joanna Georgiou turns a Fulbright into a shot at better drugs

Georgiou, a recent graduate of Princeton CBE, has received a Fulbright award, allowing her to study advanced cancer drugs in a research lab at Seoul National University in South Korea.