Princeton University

School of Engineering & Applied Science

Prucnal named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Prof. Paul Prucnal has been named a 2017 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Sengupta awarded 2017 Bell Labs Prize

Prof. Kaushik Sengupta was awarded the 2017 Bell Labs Prize for his invention of a radical new transceiver chip technology that could power a truly universal software-defined reconfigurable radio.  More details can be found here.

Poor elected as Foreign Member of CAS

Prof. Vincent Poor has been elected as Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) for his scientific achievements and contributions to the promotion of the development of science and technology in China.

Thompson receives Young Investigator Program award

Prof. Jeff Thompson has received a Young Investigator Program (YIP) award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) for his proposal "Scalable Quantum Networks and Devices using Erbium Ions Integrated with Silicon Nanophotonics". 

Phones vulnerable to location tracking even when GPS services off

Princeton researchers (Prof. Prateek Mittal, Prof. Niraj Jha, EE Grad Students Arsalan Mosenia and Xiaoliang Dai) have found that smartphone data can be used to track users even when the phone’s GPS is off. 

Liu receives 2018 IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal

Prof. Bede Liu is the recipient of the 2018 IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal “for sustained contributions to the analysis and the development of low-complexity realizations of digital signal processing algorithms".

Breakthrough could launch organic electronics beyond cellphone screens

An international team of researchers including Princeton (Prof. Antoine Kahn, graduate students Xin Lin, Kyung Min Lee, Michael A. Fusella, and Fengyu Zhang) have used ultraviolet light to split molecules that had been added to a semiconductor. The reaction involves transferring an electron from the added molecule to the semiconductor. This process, called doping, results in a surprisingly stable structure and improves the conductivity of the semiconductor dramatically. The discovery points the way to more widespread use of an advanced technology generally known as organic electronics.

Martonosi and Lyon awarded 2017 ACM SenSys Test of Time award

Prof. Margaret Martonosi (CS) and Prof. Steve Lyon (EE) along with EE PhD alums Pei Zhang and Chris Sadler were awarded the 2017 ACM SenSys Test of Time award for their 2004 paper entitled “Hardware Design Experiences in ZebraNet”. 

Wagner receives David Turnbull Lectureship Award

Emeritus Prof. Sigurd Wagner is the recipient the David Turnbull Lectureship Award.  He is honored “for groundbreaking contributions to the science and technology of thin film photovoltaics, amorphous silicon and flexible large-area electronics.”

Old phones get new life in high-powered computer servers

Prof. David Wentzlaff and graduate student Mohammad Shahrad demonstrated that it is possible to build servers out of ranks of old smartphones.