Engineering in the Service of Humanity

At our 100-year anniversary, the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton is in a unique position to drive forward major initiatives in bioengineering, robotics, the future of cities, data science and quantum computing, and our continuing investments in high-impact work in energy and the environment.

Building technology opens door to increased ventilation, lower energy costs

Radiant cooling is an often-overlooked cooling technology that could enable more ventilation in buildings around the world while substantially decreasing energy costs, Princeton researchers found.

Data-Driven Model Provides Projections of a 21st Century Urban Climate

In a new study, researchers take a closer look at how climate change affects cities by using data-driven statistical models combined with traditional process-driven physical climate models.

‘Better food waste management will give India both nutritional and environmental security’

Anu Ramaswami teaches civil and environmental engineering at Princeton University. Speaking to Srijana Mitra Das at Times Evoke, she discusses her research on what links food waste, urban hunger and sustainable energy in Indian cities.

Explore and connect widely: Faculty alumnae reflect

We celebrate Women’s History Month and the 100th anniversary of Princeton’s engineering school by featuring stories, perspectives and insights from three Princeton Engineering alumnae: Jennifer Rexford, the Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor in Engineering and a 1991 B.S.E. graduate; Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo, the Theodora D. ’78 and William H. Walton III ’74 Professor in Engineering and a 2001 Ph.D. graduate; and Ning Lin, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a 2010 Ph.D. graduate.

Students take computing beyond the classroom for social good

Following a nationwide call last summer for social equity and anti-racism, Princeton undergraduates returned to their classes in fall ready to transform their computer science skills into a force for social good.

Conjuring hurricanes by bits and bytes

Ning Lin denies she predicted Hurricane Sandy, the massive storm that made landfall in New York City in October 2012, causing widespread coastal flooding and wind damage. But the timing was uncanny.

Department name change signals broad impact on computer and information technologies

In a change highlighting Princeton's broad investment in computer and information technologies, the former Department of Electrical Engineering has become the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). The new name won unanimous support at the Feb. 1 monthly meeting of the University Faculty.

Robots and humans collaborate to revolutionize architecture

Two Princeton researchers, architect Stefana Parascho and engineer Sigrid Adriaenssens, partnered with architecture and engineering firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill to create a striking and unique installation for the SOM exhibition “Anatomy of Structure” in London last March: a vault, 7 feet tall, 12 feet across and 21 feet long, constructed of 338 transparent glass bricks — built by robots.