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Stanislav Shvartsman honored for work with graduate students
Stanislav Shvartsman was one of four Princeton University faculty members to be named a recipient of the Graduate Mentoring Awards by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and was honored during the Graduate School’s Hooding ceremony.
Petry finds missing ingredient to spark the fireworks of life
Most people can name at least a few bones of the human body, but not many know about the cytoskeleton within our cells, let alone the “microtubules” that give it its shape. Now, a group of Princeton researchers has resolved a long-standing controversy by identifying exactly how the body creates these micron-sized filaments.
Clifford Brangwynne, explorer of liquid order in cells, named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
When we think about cells, it's natural to view their watery interiors as a backdrop, a mere medium in which the importantly solid bits—membranes, proteins, DNA, and so on—go about the actual business of living. But over the last decade, thanks to a new field pioneered by Clifford Brangwynne, scientists have fathomed that there is a hidden order in the liquid of cells.
A. James Link named Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
A. James Link has been named professor of chemical and biological engineering. Link was first appointed to the Princeton faculty as assistant professor in 2007 and promoted to associate professor in 2013.
Senior’s thesis project makes material difference in quest for fusion energy
Before engineers can build a reactor to produce electricity from fusion, they have to make the reactor’s walls able to withstand the heat and energetic particles from the reactions. It is a hellish environment and requires a very special material.
Breaking convention: How I managed to enjoy my first national conference

In the middle of the career fair floor, as I talk with a recruiter, we are distracted by a young boy with a hard hat climbing atop the red display bicycle. We stop talking and the recruiter, a woman named Tiffany from Unilever, looks over and asks his mother if she can take a picture. She takes the picture as he poses and pretends to ride the…

Undergraduate course featured for its use of advanced technologies
Students in the course “Laboratory Techniques in Materials Science and Engineering” (MSE 302) are learning how to use large and sophisticated pieces of equipment to probe materials that are several times smaller than the width of a human hair.
Princeton graduate alumnus Goyal named Schmidt Science Fellow for close view of cell behavior
Graduate alumnus Yogesh Goyal has been named to the inaugural class of Schmidt Science Fellows, a postdoctoral program that strives to “drive world-changing advances across the sciences and society."
Doctoral candidate Annabel Lemma honored with Graduate School's Teaching Award
Annabel Lemma, graduate student in chemical and biological engineering, has been selected as one of eight students to receive a 2018 Teaching Award from the Princeton University Graduate School.
Grand Challenges Award funds Datta and Chiaramonte in new interdisciplinary collaboration on methane transport problem
Sujit Datta has been awarded a 2018 Faculty Research Award from the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) for his proposed work in collaboration with Maurizio Chiaramonte, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and associated PEI faculty member.