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Societal Benefits of Research on Display at Celebrate Princeton Invention

November 15th, 2017

A sensor that measures surface temperatures to improve indoor heating and cooling was one of several inventions on display last week at Princeton’s annual Celebrate Princeton Invention reception.

The evening honors faculty members and their teams who are creating technologies with the potential to benefit society. Held Thursday, Nov. 9, the event brought faculty, staff and student researchers together with members of the entrepreneurial community to highlight technologies with applications in medical testing, drug discovery, energy efficiency and other fields.

“We are here tonight to celebrate invention and discovery,” said Pablo Debenedetti, dean for research, the Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science, and professor of chemical and biological engineering. “We honor risk and unpredictability, and we celebrate vision and persistence. We admire inspiration, but we also recognize the fact that knowledge pays off in unexpected ways, and that the journey from research to impact can follow many paths.”

To read more about the Celebrate Princeton Reception, click here.

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