Professor Robert Socolow inducted to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Robert Socolow, professor of mechanical and arerospace engineering, emeritus, was among six professors inducted to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on October 11, 2014.

Two years after Hurricane Sandy, recognition of Princeton’s microgrid still surges

In the nearly two years since Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey, darkening swaths of the nation’s most densely populated state for days, Princeton University has emerged as a national example of how to keep power running for residents, emergency workers and crucial facilities when the next disaster strikes.

Egemen Kolemen jointly appointed to Andlinger Center and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Egemen Kolemen, in mechanical and aerospace engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, joined the faculty this fall from the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, where he has conducted research since 2009, specializing in control of plasmas in tokamaks. Kolemen also earned his Ph.D. from and was a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton. He […]

From the New York Times: Testing Future Conditions for the Food Chain

SAVOY, Ill. — From afar, the three young men tramping through a corn field here looked like Midwestern farm boys checking their crop. And a fine crop it seemed to be, with plump ears hanging off vibrant green stalks.

Nanotechnology leads to better, cheaper LEDs for phones and lighting

Princeton University researchers have developed a new method to increase the brightness, efficiency and clarity of LEDs, which are widely used on smartphones and portable electronics as well as becoming increasingly common in lighting.

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 […]