Trenton, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) last week unveiled its inaugural Executive-in-Residence appointees. This group of highly-skilled life sciences professionals will mentor and advise emerging companies at EDA’s Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies (CCIT) in North Brunswick. The Executive-in-Residence program was created in collaboration with BioNJ. Over the next few weeks, NJEDATech will delve into the back-stories of the six Executives-in-Residence; first up, Catherine Abbadie, PhD, of Princeton.
Princeton, NJ - According to Jeanne DeVoe of the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, "Lenore Rasmussen's dream of developing a synthetic muscle that could be used to make better prosthetic limbs and more responsive robots will literally become airborne this week, when her experiment will rocket off to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Rasmussen, a synthetic polymer chemist and founder of Ras Labs, has worked closely with researchers and engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) to develop the material's ability to adhere to metal. The Synthetic Muscle™ could be used in robotics in deep space travel such as travel to Mars because of its radiation resistance."
Princeton, NJ - According to Catherine Zandonella of the Office of the Dean of Research, "An experiment conducted by Princeton researchers has revealed an unlikely behavior in a class of materials called frustrated magnets, addressing a long–debated question about the nature of these discontented quantum materials. Published this week in the journal Science, the study also someday may help clarify the mechanism of high-temperature superconductivity, the frictionless transmission of electricity. The researchers tested the frustrated magnets — so-named because they should be magnetic at low temperatures but aren’t — to see if they exhibit a behavior called the Hall Effect. When a magnetic field is applied to an electric current flowing in a conductor such as a copper ribbon, the current deflects to one side of the ribbon."
Washington D.C. - The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has calculated New Jersey Federal research funding for fiscal year 2014. They have developed an interactive map for New Jersey and its individual congressional districts.
Somerset, NJ – The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Coalition (MAAC) recently announced the dates for its 20th Annual New Jersey State Aviation Conference. Featuring an expanded format for the second year, the conference combines a traditional symposium with a day at a New Jersey airport facility. According to MAAC President, Frank Steinberg, “The two-day conference encourages greater participation by offering attendees a symposium on the first day, followed by a value-added, airport-based event on the second day.”
Princeton, NJ - According to Catherine Zandonella of the Office of the Dean for Research, "Princeton geosciences professor Jeroen Tromp and his team have embarked on an ambitious project to use earthquakes to map the Earth's entire mantle, the semisolid rock that stretches to a depth of 1,800 miles, about halfway down to the planet's center and about 300 times deeper than humans have drilled. For the task, his team will use one of the world's fastest supercomputers, Titan, which can perform more than 20 quadrillion calculations per second and is located at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee."
Princeton, NJ - According to Catherine Zandonella of the Office of the Dean for Research, "A new study from Princeton University researchers sheds light on the handing over of genetic control from mother to offspring early in development. Learning how organisms manage this transition could help researchers understand larger questions about how embryos regulate cell division and differentiation into new types of cells."
Princeton, NJ - According to the Research at Princeton, "Two exploratory and promising research projects — a quantum computer based on a recently observed exotic particle and a smartphone that could replace laboratory tests in health care settings — have been awarded funding at Princeton University through the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund."
New Brunswick, NJ –New Jersey Health Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that funds research and innovation projects in the state of New Jersey, has committed $1 million to its next round of grant funding, announced James M. Golubieski, president.
Trenton, NJ – According to the Best College Reviews, a collegiate ranking service, Princeton University and Rutgers University are some of the best placed places for undergraduate research. The ranking developed a top 50 list based on undergraduate research potential.
Hoboken, NJ - No matter how you look at it, college is an investment of both time and money. Payscale has posted their annual College ROI Report, which covers "Best Value Colleges," "Majors & Careers" and "States & Categories." Once again the Stevens Institute of Technology makes the top ten of all colleges and universities, but ranked an unprecedented third place. Up from fifth for the past years, Stevens in Hoboken was calculated with a 20-year ROI of $841,000.
Princeton, NJ - Mark Esposito stood before a panel of judges at the Keller Center's 10th annual Innovation Forum on Feb. 25 and made a bold statement — a leap forward in cancer treatment is close at hand. "The problem is we're treating the wrong disease," said Esposito, a Princeton University graduate student in molecular biology. Esposito took the top prize at the Innovation Forum, an event for University researchers to present potentially marketable discoveries, with his pitch for a method to stop the spread of cancer, called metastasis.
Princeton, NJ - Princeton University's School of Engineering and Applied Science released the Winter addition of their EQuad magazine, Volume 26, Number 2 and titled "Ideas to Impact." Dean Vincent Poor Ph.D. provides the opening message as the remainder of the magazine covers numerous articles on the university's researchers.
Check it out: http://www.princeton.edu/engineering/eqnews/EQN_W15.pdf
Princeton, NJ - Five innovative projects have been awarded support through Princeton University's Dean for Research innovation funds. According to Catherine Zandonella of the Office of the Dean for Research, this fund is in its second year, the program enables faculty members to pursue bold new ideas. "Three projects in the natural sciences will receive $200,000 each over two years and will explore original, early-stage ideas that could serve as the basis of a larger research initiative. In addition, two collaborations with biomedical engineering and neuroscience companies will receive $100,000 each for the first year; Princeton will match each company's contribution of up to $75,000 in the second year."
Trenton, NJ - According to a recent report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, public colleges in New Jersey are among the highest graduation rates in the country. The report found more than 70 percent of students that start at public four-year schools will complete it within six years at a New Jersey institution, compared to the 62.85 percent national average.
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