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Researchers simplify tiny structures’ construction drip by drip
Popping the top on house paint usually draws people to look inside the can. But Princeton researchers have turned their gaze upward, to the underside of the lid, where it turns out that pattern of droplets could inspire new ways to make microscopically small structures.
Professor Prud'homme featured in Princeton Magazine
Princeton Magazine featured the research of Robert K. Prud'homme, professor of chemical and biological engineering, in their Fall 2018 issue. The article focused on Prud'homme's work, backed by the Gates Foundation, using polymers to solve critical problems in drug administration.
‘Ghost’ particles, gliding through sun, reveal inner workings of solar furnace
Using nearly undetectable particles, a team of international researchers has peered into the sun’s heart and sketched the intricate chain of reactions that drive the solar furnace.
Brangwynne named 2018 MacArthur Fellow for work in bioengineering
Bioengineer Clifford Brangwynne, who explores the interior structures of cells, has been awarded a 2018 MacArthur Fellowship.
Visiting professor brings new insight into the engineering classroom
Nancy K. Lape has joined Princeton's Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering for a one-year appointment as the Kenan Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching.
Classic math problem provides new insights for first steps of life
For centuries, scientists have puzzled over configurations of objects that fit a given space. These packing problems not only have fascinated mathematicians, they also hold critical implications for disciplines from chemistry to shipping.
Timing is key for bacteria surviving antibiotics
For bacteria facing a dose of antibiotics, timing might be the key to evading destruction. In a series of experiments, Princeton researchers found that cells that repaired DNA damaged by antibiotics before resuming growth had a much better chance of surviving treatment.
José Avalos receives DOE funding for biotechnology advances
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced Monday, June 18, that Princeton professors José Avalos and Haw Yang are two of the 31 recipients for three years of funding to “further the ongoing revolution in biology and biotechnology.”
Class Day awards celebrate engineering graduating seniors' contributions in research and service
Welcoming graduates and friends to the annual Class Day ceremony on Monday, June 4, Dean Emily A. Carter pointed to a growing enthusiasm for engineering at Princeton.
Outstanding seniors honored with departmental awards

Ten students from the 2018 graduating class received senior awards from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. The awards were presented on Class Day, Monday, June 4, in a ceremony in the courtyard of the engineering quad.

Each year the department honors outstanding seniors in key areas of excellence. Some of the…