Linking two solar technologies is a win-win for efficiency and stability
Sept. 6, 2023

Solar cells made with crystals called perovskites are one such technology that have rapidly emerged as an appealing, low-cost add-on, but perovskite cells are notoriously susceptible to voltage-induced changes — the shade cast from an overhanging tree branch or nearby plant can zap an entire module within minutes.

Now, researchers…

A new route to a quantum internet
Aug. 30, 2023

While today’s classical data signals can get amplified across a city or an ocean, quantum signals cannot. They must be repeated in intervals — that is, stopped, copied and passed on by specialized machines called quantum repeaters. Many experts believe these quantum repeaters will play a key role in future communication networks, allowing…

Three ECE professors receive Moore Foundation experimental physics awards
Aug. 23, 2023

The Moore Foundation recently announced 21 such awards for 2023. Each investigator will receive $1,250,000 over the next five years to advance the scientific frontier in experimental physics.

Google awards networking expert Maria Apostolaki
Aug. 10, 2023

The Google Research Scholar Program was established in 2021 and is focused on funding research conducted by early-career professors in fields relevant to Google’s interests. Categories for the 2023 scholars include everything from Privacy to Quantum Computing to…

Rodriguez and Sengupta promoted to full professors for work in nanophotonics and wireless systems
July 6, 2023

Rodriguez studies interactions between light and advanced nanostructured materials. He develops theoretical and computational techniques to explore these phenomena and to create new devices that allow greater control and tunability over properties of light. Past honors include a Presidential Early Career Award from Princeton University, an E…

Power electronics expert Minjie Chen receives outstanding young engineer award from IEEE society
June 30, 2023

Minjie Chen, a leader in making power electronic systems more compact and energy efficient, has received the Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award from the IEEE Power Electronics Society. The international award is given each year to a power electronics engineer under 35 years of age.

Using lasers to detect methane leaks earns graduate student a scholarship from international optics society
June 20, 2023

Graduate student Michael Soskind, who studies advanced laser technologies for environmental sensing, has been awarded a 2023 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by the international optics and photonics society known as SPIE.

On Class Day, faculty celebrate a cohort that will lead a rapidly changing world
May 30, 2023

"Life is full of the unexpected," said James Sturm, chair and Stephen R. Forrest Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He said he was most proud of the graduates in those moments they had to build on their coursework to solve unanticipated problems. "You had to figure it out on your own and learn from each other." 

Graduate commencement honors researchers's impacts on everything from high-speed wireless communication to trustworthy machine learning
May 30, 2023

Princeton ECE held its graduate commencement ceremony on Monday, May 29, celebrating the 25 doctoral students and 14 master’s students who earned graduate degrees over the past year. The ceremony featured an invited speaker, Leah Jamieson, a 1977 Ph.D. alumna, and the presentation of the department’s annual graduate student awards.

A roving eye on air quality: This senior thesis combines remote sensing and computer vision to study pollution
May 30, 2023

By improving mobile measurements of air quality and geolocating them to sites like highways, buildings, parking lots and green spaces, Jovan Aigbekaen’s research for his Princeton University senior thesis unveils critical information that could help cities become cleaner and more livable. He put the technology through its proof-of-concept stage in suburban central New Jersey.

Machine learning expert Chi Jin wins SEAS junior faculty award
May 15, 2023

Chi Jin, an expert in the theoretical underpinnings and approaches to training machine learning models, has won a junior faculty award from Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science, one of the school's annual honors for junior faculty. Each recipient of a 2023 junior faculty award will receive $50,000 to support their work.

Negative emissions technology wins Outstanding Presentation at Princeton Research Day
May 15, 2023

Konuru partnered with Kelvin Green, a junior in civil and environmental engineering, to create a system that removes pollution from the atmosphere in a way that could be cheaply scaled for broad use. Current methods for direct air capture are expensive, and the main use for captured CO2 is in speeding up fossil fuel extraction, according to the…