• Richard E. Wener

    Richard E. Wener, a professor of environmental psychology in the Department of Technology, Culture and Society, has significantly furthered our ability to build more humane, just, and functional institutions, and his book, The Environmental Psychology of Prisons and Jails: Creating Humane Spaces in Secure Settings, is considered the seminal work on the topic. He was recently honored with the 2013 Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Career Award, in recognition of his substantial contributions to the discipline.

  • Nikhil Gupta

    Nikhil Gupta, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, has been selected as the recipient of the ASM International Silver Medal, which recognizes a career of distinguished contributions in the field of materials science and engineering and service to the profession. Gupta’s work focuses on lightweight materials with high damage tolerance for helmets,body armor and vehicle structures—research with enormous potential for making those products not only lighter but safer.

  • Sundeep Rangan, Elza Erkip, Theodore (Ted) Rappaport

    The National Science Foundation recently announced that Associate Professor Sundeep Rangan, Professor Elza Erkip and Professor Theodore (Ted) Rappaport received a four-year, $1.2 million research grant to fund research into millimeter-wave picocellular networks, capable of handling magnitudes more data transmission than today’s networks. Additionally, the Intel Corporation awarded Rappaport and a Princeton collaborator $250,000 over three years in its “Beyond 4G” award competition.

  • H. Jonathan Chao, Kang Xi

  • Jonathan Viventi

    Assistant Professor Jonathan Viventi has helped design a small-diameter and low-profile wireless electrophysiology system that may someday replace larger ones that are implanted in the brain to detect neurological disorders. The system is designed around commercially available Bluetooth Low Energy components for low cost and ease of use.

  • Jin Kim Montclare, Yingkai Zhang

    Jin Kim Montclare, associate professor of chemical and molecular engineering, and Yingkai Zhang, associate professor of chemistry at NYU, have won a $1.2 milion grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to further a novel approach to understanding the genetic underpinnings of diseases including cancer and diabetes. The two have teamed to study the functioning of one of the key proteins in human DNA, called histone.

  • Shivendra S. Panwar

    With the support of the National Science Foundation, Shivendra S. Panwar, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has developed a new technology called streamloading that promises to improve spotty wireless streaming and data-hogging downloads. The process uses a format that splits the video into two layers—a base layer, which contains a coarse representation of the video, and an enhancement layer; users pre-download the enhancement layer onto their devices in a location where the wireless signal is strong and stream only the base layer at the time of viewing.

  • Stephen Arnold

    Stephen Arnold, University Professor of Applied Physics and member of the Othmer- Jacobs Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, used a nano-enhanced version of his team’s patented microcavity biosensor to detect a single cancer marker protein, one-sixth the size of the smallest virus, and even smaller molecules below the mass of all known markers. This achievement sets a new benchmark for the most sensitive limit of detection and may significantly advance early disease diagnostics.

  • Charles Tapiero

  • Zhaoxia Xu

    Zhaoxia Xu

    Zhaoxia Xu, assistant professor, Finance and Risk Engineering, has had a paper, “Complex Ownership and Capital Structure,” accepted for publication by the Journal of Corporate Finance.