Retro-reflectors could help future cities keep their cool

By outfitting building walls and roadways in dense urban centers with retroreflective materials, Princeton Engineers found that it could be possible to reduce surface temperatures by up to 36°F, lower surrounding air temperatures by almost 5°F, and cool human skin temperatures by almost a degree Fahrenheit.

Princeton IP Accelerator funding awarded to support promising new technologies

Princeton University has announced support for a series of scientific investigations to boost crop yields, expand pharmaceutical shelf-life, and increase the accuracy of AI medical diagnostics through the University’s Intellectual Property (IP) Accelerator Fund.

A good way to cool a sweltering urban canyon? Put a lid on it.

Researchers found that a specially designed cover can increase airflow into an enclosed space by channeling wind that would otherwise flow over the top.

Climate change likely to drive more floods in some parts of the U.S., fewer in others

Research projects increased flooding along the Eastern Seaboard and less flooding in the Southwest and Northern Great Plains.

Innovation funds support research in robotics, machine learning, climate resilience and more

Princeton Engineering researchers are starting new projects to boost biofuel production by studying microbes from extreme environments, abate urban heat islands through machine learning, and develop new kinds of deployable wings for robots — all funded by the latest round of innovation grants from the school. This year the engineering school awarded more than $2.4 million in annual research grants for 17 projects.

Engineering faculty recognized for excellence in teaching

Students highlighted professors’ engaging approaches to learning, unwavering support and dedication to student well-being.

Thesis work analyzed air quality on the move

Jovan Aigbekaen’s senior thesis research combines machine vision and sensing technology to find out in real time how traffic, buildings, industrial sites and green spaces affect the air around them on a hyperlocal scale.

Princeton selected to lead NSF-funded regional consortium for photonics research and workforce development

A new Princeton-led collaboration to drive economic and technological advancements in photonics — the branch of science that includes lasers, optical fibers and cutting-edge light-based innovations — has been awarded a development grant from the NSF Engines program.

Urban sustainability expert Anu Ramaswami honored for leadership in engineering and global outreach

Anu Ramaswami, an interdisciplinary environmental engineer and leader on the topic of sustainable urban systems, has received the 2022 Steven K. Dentel AEESP Award for Global Outreach from the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP).