Campus construction efforts include focus on sustainability and housing

Scattered among the peaceful wooded paths across the Princeton campus, bulldozers and scaffolding hint at the many construction projects underway to support key initiatives such as sustainability, arts education, international experiences and housing.

Project Selected for Safe and Permanent Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected a project led by Princeton University Professor Michael Celia for funding. The project is one of 13 chosen to develop technologies and methodologies for geologic storage of carbon dioxide (CO2). Celia’s project, which is joint with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Heriot Watt University in Scotland, will develop […]

Coal’s continued dominance of global industrialization must be made more vivid in climate change accounting

The world’s accounting system for carbon emissions, run by the United Nations, disregards capital investments in future coal-fired and natural-gas power plants that will commit the world to several decades and billions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study from Princeton University and the University of California-Irvine published Aug. 26 in […]

High School Students Embark on Scientific Journeys Through Princeton Summer Program

On a recent balmy afternoon, three high school students kept cool beneath an unusual umbrella outside the Architectural Laboratory at Princeton University. The students had made the umbrella out of heat-reflective Mylar blankets and lined its underside with a network of skinny black pipes. Water running through the pipes cooled the surface, allowing it to absorb the heat radiated by human bodies.

Architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien win National Medal of Arts

Architect Tod Williams ’65 *67 and his wife and professional partner Billie Tsien have made their mark on American urban landscapes with award-winning projects such as the David Rubenstein Atrium at New York’s Lincoln Center, the Barnes Foundation museum in Philadelphia, and Skirkanich Hall at the University of Pennsylvania. Their firm, Tod Williams Billie Tsien […]

Jha receives Distinguished Alumnus Award

Professor Niraj K. Jha has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. The award was announced at the Institute’s 60th Annual Convocation on July 26, 2014. Professor Jha received his B.Tech. degree in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur in 1981.

Carter Wins American Chemical Society Remsen Award

Emily A. Carter, founding director of Princeton University’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, has been awarded the 2014 Remsen Award by the American Chemical Society Maryland Section for outstanding achievement in chemistry.

Solar Panels Light the Way from Carbon Dioxide to Fuel

Research to curb global warming caused by rising levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, usually involves three areas: Developing alternative energy sources, capturing and storing greenhouse gases, and repurposing excess greenhouse gases.

Princeton and Imagine H2O Host Water Innovation and Research Summit

Leaders from industry and academia met recently at Princeton University to discuss three big questions surrounding the broad theme of “water”: infrastructure, the water/energy nexus, and industrial water.

Reorganization of Crop Production and Trade Could Save China’s Water Supply

China’s rapid socioeconomic growth continues to tax national water resources – especially in the agricultural sector – due to increasing demands for food. And, because of the country’s climate and geography, irrigation is now widespread, burdening rivers and groundwater supplies.