Soft materials expert Datta receives NSF CAREER Award
The National Science Foundation has granted Sujit Datta a CAREER Award, part of its Faculty Early Career Development Program that supports junior faculty who exhibit leadership as role models in education and research.
How to make better biofuels? Convince yeast it's not starving
Yeast already helps make bread and beer and cranks out the biofuel ethanol, but scientists believe it can be used to create an even more efficient fuel called isobutanol. Normally, yeast only creates a tiny amount of isobutanol. Now researchers at Princeton University have discovered a genetic switch that significantly ramps up production.
Method promises advances in 3D printing, manufacturing and biomedical applications
In a development offering great promise for additive manufacturing, Princeton University researchers have created a method to precisely create droplets using a jet of liquid. The technique allows manufacturers to quickly generate drops of material, finely control their size and locate them within a 3D space.
Investigating 'fourth state of matter' for renewable energy
A team from Princeton University and Ohio State University has been awarded a five-year, $3-million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to advance research on low-temperature plasmas.
Shrinking grains expand understanding of self-healing materials
Cracks in the desert floor appear random to the untrained eye, even beautifully so, but those patterns of dried clay turn out to be predictable—and useful in designing advanced materials.
Students seize chance to connect at Graduate Student Symposium
When preparing to talk about her research in front of a mixed crowd, Nancy Lu first considers the audience. "I want to motivate the problem so it can appeal to everybody," she said. In this case she was closing out the first session of the 30th annual Graduate Student Symposium, held by Princeton's Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.
Cell and tissue expert awarded for biomedical engineering achievements
Celeste Nelson has been given the Mid-Career Award from the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), the largest and fastest growing professional organization for bioengineers.
Medal honors polymer scientist for illuminating the nature of materials
The American Physical Society has awarded Rodney Priestley the John H. Dillon Medal for his achievements in materials science and engineering.
Summer fellowship leads undergrads to surprising discoveries
Rawlison Zhang knew how to control a pipette. He had collected data all summer as a Stoll Fellow in Celeste Nelson's Tissue Morphodynamics Laboratory, sampling tissue cells and shedding light on the formation of developing bird lungs. But precision techniques were only a piece of what he had gained after nine weeks in the lab. The big payoff came in the form of a few crucial strides toward a career in biomedical research.
Soft matter expert awarded for "beautiful applications"
The Biophysical Society has awarded Clifford Brangwynne the 2020 Michael and Kate Bárány Award for Young Investigators for his "beautiful applications of the principles of soft matter" toward the manipulation of cells and tissues.