NSF awards $6.6M for two highly collaborative projects aimed at a more sustainable future
The National Science Foundation has awarded $6.6 million to fund two projects led or co-led by Princeton researchers who seek to transform a major greenhouse gas into fuel and to use biologically-inspired materials to greatly reduce waste and improve performance in building construction.
Department awards fluid-elastics specialist SABIC Award for Best First Paper
The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has awarded fifth-year graduate student Lingzhi Cai its annual SABIC Award for Best First Paper. A committee of SABIC researchers selected Cai's work based on its scientific merits and potential for impact. The award comes with a $1,500 prize.
Fluid mechanics expert Brun receives NSF CAREER Award
The National Science Foundation has granted its CAREER award to Pierre-Thomas Brun, an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering. The award supports junior faculty members who have demonstrated exceptional ability in scientific leadership, education or community outreach.
Endowed professorships recognize innovative research in chemical and biological engineering
Three professors of chemical and biological engineering have been named to endowed professorships, effective Dec. 1.
Award for Excellence honors graduate student achievement
The School of Engineering and Applied Science has given its annual Award for Excellence to 16 advanced graduate students who have performed at the highest level as scholars and researchers. CBE's Daniel Kozuch and Christopher Browne were among the winners.
Through new course, students gain insights into crisis of antibiotic resistance
Worldwide, antibiotics are losing their efficacy in treating disease, and the search for new strains is challenging. Mark Brynildsen, associate professor of chemical and biological engineering, is teaching a course this term aimed at familiarizing students with the current antibiotics crisis. The course recently received funding from Princeton University's 250th Anniversary Fund for Innovation in Undergraduate Education,
Clifford Brangwynne to lead Princeton Bioengineering Initiative
Clifford Brangwynne, professor of chemical and biological engineering, has been appointed the inaugural director of the Princeton Bioengineering Initiative. This initiative will support and expand the bioengineering activities already underway at the University, and ignite new directions in research, education and innovation at the intersection of the life sciences and engineering.
Plastic pollution is everywhere. Study reveals how it travels
Plastic pollution is ubiquitous today, with microplastic particles from disposable goods found in natural environments throughout the globe, including Antarctica. But how those particles move through and accumulate in the environment is poorly understood. Now a Princeton University study has revealed the mechanism by which microplastics, like Styrofoam, and particulate pollutants are carried long distances through soil and other porous media, with implications for preventing the spread and accumulation of contaminants in food and water sources.
Brangwynne awarded 2020 HFSP Nakasone Award
Clifford Brangwynne, professor of chemical and biological engineering at Princeton University and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, is one of two recipients of this year’s Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) Nakasone Award.
Soft matter for all highlights diversity, research and access
On October 23, the Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSECs) of Princeton University and the University of Delaware hosted a one-day virtual symposium, called “Soft Matter for All,” aimed at highlighting the burgeoning field of soft matter and, importantly, bringing together interested students and researchers from traditionally under-represented groups.