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Research finds some bacteria travel an alternate path to antibiotic resistance
In a study with implications for efforts to halt the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, researchers at Princeton have identified a new, troubling path that some bacteria take toward resistance.
WellPower Entrepreneurs Use Repurposed Batteries for Water Filtration
Chemical and biological engineering junior Todd Baldwin is co-founder and chief engineer of WellPower, a Princeton-born startup providing a sustainable solution to the lack of access to electricity and clean water.
Two graduate students awarded honorific fellowships
The Graduate School has awarded honorific fellowships to two students of chemical and biological engineering for the 2019-20 academic year. Four such honorific fellowships were awarded across the University.
Salt takes a half step before falling out of solution as a crystal
New computational research from a CBE team has shown that salt in highly supersaturated solutions first enters a semi-crystalline state before falling out as a true crystal, a finding that has implications for everything from climate models to the production of medicine.
NSF names students to research-funding program

Four students from chemical and biological engineering have been named to the Graduate Research Fellowship Program, an award from the National Science Foundation that helps fund those students' education and research for three years.

The fellowship is the oldest active program at NSF, having funded more than 50,000 young scientists…

Pablo Debenedetti delivers Gubbins Lectures on the profound oddities of water
Professor Pablo Debenedetti will deliver the 2019 Keith E. Gubbins Lectures at North Carolina State University on March 18 and 19.
Doctoral research helps develop tool to probe plastics’ behavior down to the molecular scale
Consider the humble tire. Sitting outside on a frigid winter day, it’s hard as a stone, yet when spinning under a drag racer, a tire becomes warmly pliable. For everyday materials, from glass to rubber to plastic, these fundamental changes in behavior are determined by the glass transition temperature.
Speed limit on DNA-making sets pace for life's first steps
Fruit flies make for stingy mothers, imparting only a portion of the genetic building blocks their offspring need to survive. The rest must be produced by the fertilized egg in its first few steps of growth.
Dimitris Vlassopoulos awarded top prize in rheology
Graduate alumnus Dimitris Vlassopoulos has won the 2019 Bingham Medal from The Society of Rheology, the top distinction in the study of the flow of materials.
‘She Roars’ podcast explores urgency of climate change with Lynn Loo
CBE professor Lynn Loo, director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, says the dangers of climate change are so pressing that it’s time for all hands on deck to decarbonize the U.S. and global economies. She praises the issue awareness behind legislation introduced in Congress to implement a “Green New Deal,” but stresses that solar and wind technologies, by themselves, are not yet sufficient to fuel the nation. “We’re always racing against time,” explains Loo. “The power sector has to decarbonize very, very, very quickly.”