Research

Thursday, May 24, 2018
by Adam Hadhazy, Office of Engineering Communications
Clifford Brangwynne, whose research explores the hidden order within cellular liquid, has been named a 2018 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. Brangwynne, an associate professor of chemical and biological engineering at Princeton University, is one of 19 new investigators named by the institute on May 23. The distinction is one of the...
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
by Greta Shum, Andlinger Center
Eight undergraduates have been awarded research funds from the Peter B. Lewis Fund for Student Innovation in Energy and the Environment and the Dede T. Bartlett P03 Fund for Student Research in Energy and the Environment. This competitive funding supports undergraduate research on energy- and environment-related projects, particularly field work...
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
by Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute
Seniors and graduate students exhibited the topical diversity of environmental studies at Princeton University during the seventh annual PEI Discovery Day hosted by the Princeton Environmental Institute May 9 in the Frick Chemistry Lab Atrium. Ninety-six students representing 20 academic departments showcased their research and discussed their...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
by Diccon Hyatt, US 1 Publication
The new Princeton Innovation Center Biolabs incubator facility on College Road East is now open for business, providing space for two dozen startup companies to run experiments, build prototypes, and do all the things that technology and biotech startups need to do — including making copious amounts of coffee.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research
Researchers in the laboratory of Yibin Kang have made new discoveries about how an immune cell known as the macrophage, which normally fights infection by swallowing foreign invaders, nurtures mammary gland stem cells through a chemical signaling molecule. The study may provide clues about the roles of macrophages in breast cancer progression.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications
With the help of a quarter-million video game players, Princeton researchers have created and shared detailed maps of more than 1,000 neurons — and they’re just getting started.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
by John Sullivan, Office of Engineering Communications
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.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications
When the Khan family left Pakistan with their three young children, they never imagined that their then-3-year-old daughter would return as a student at Princeton University, let alone that she would be tackling a problem that has frustrated global health researchers.
Monday, May 14, 2018
by Office of Communications, Princeton University
Spend the day — or an hour — at Princeton Research Day, and you get an eclectic tour of research at Princeton University shared through presentations designed to make cutting-edge work accessible to the general public.
Friday, Apr 27, 2018
by Denise Valenti for the Office of Communications
A group of Princeton undergraduates is determined to create a product they hope will have a life-changing impact on poor and isolated communities around the world. Four Princeton students entered the international Hult Prize competition with a device they built called WellPower, a solar-powered water purifier that also can be used as a power...

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