Maravelias, leader in sustainable energy systems, named chair of Princeton CBE

Christos Maravelias, an expert in the optimization of large, complex systems, including renewable energy systems, has been named the tenth chair of Princeton’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, effective July 1.

Once seen as fleeting, a new solar tech proves its lasting power

An emerging class of solar energy technology, made with perovskite semiconductors, has passed the long-sought milestone of a 30-year lifetime. The Princeton Engineering researchers who designed the new device also revealed a new method for testing long-term performance, a key hurdle on the road to commercialization.

Advancing toward solid-state refrigerators, Davidson wins a DOE early career award

Emily Davidson, an expert in designing sustainable materials, has won an early career award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. She is one of 83 researchers to receive funding from the DOE Early Career Research Program this year.

Easy as an inkjet, a new soft printing technique has opened the way for pixelated elastics

Borrowing from inkjet printers, Princeton Engineering researchers have rolled out a pixel-by-pixel technique to program and print composite elastic materials. It could be used for applications in soft robotics to create octopus-inspired camouflage or in medical devices to sense fine detail in vulnerable spaces.

Graduate commencement returns after hiatus to celebrate the scholarly achievements of 26 doctoral and 7 master's students

Princeton CBE held its second-ever graduate commencement reception on Monday, May 23, celebrating the 26 doctoral students and seven master’s students who earned graduate degrees over the past year. Christopher Browne won the department's Jui Dasgupta Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award.

First in-person Class Day ceremony in 3 years honors resilient Class of 2022

Princeton CBE honored its 33 graduating seniors in a Class Day ceremony on Monday, May 23 — held in person and on campus for the first time in three years — conferring honors and awards for outstanding academic achievement.

Research into biofuels and antibacterial resistance power two CBE faculty promotions

Princeton CBE has promoted Mark Brynildsen to professor of chemical and biological engineering and José Avalos to associate professor of chemical and biological engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, effective July 1.

Three CBE graduate students honored for outstanding teaching

The Graduate School presented three CBE graduate students with its annual Teaching Awards in recognition of their outstanding abilities as teachers. Katelyn Randazzo was honored with the Quin Morton Graduate Teaching Award.

Mark Brynildsen recognized for excellence in mentoring graduate students

Mark Brynildsen was named one of four recipients of the 2022 Graduate Mentoring Awards by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning. The awarees will be honored during the Graduate School’s Hooding ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 23.

A faculty member since 2010, Mark Brynildsen studies the interactions between pathogens and hosts…

Molecular modeling expert Michael Webb has received a junior faculty award for excellence in research and teaching

The School of Engineering and Applied Science has honored molecular modeling expert Michael Webb for early-career excellence in research and teaching. He is one of six assistant professors to receive a junior faculty award this year. Each recipient will receive $50,000 to support their research.