Dec 2, 2021, 2:30 pm5:45 pm


Event Description

Part 3 of 3 - Explore the Tech Track with Bruce Koel, Fatima Ebrahimi, Andrew Houck, Ruby Lee, Adam Finkelstein, and Jiaqi Su.

Other CPI parts:
Part 1 of 3 - Dean for Research Pablo Debenedetti, Provost Deborah Prentice, and Vice Dean for Innovation Rodney Priestley lead the opening remarks for keynote speaker Ed Felten. Anne-Marie Maman, executive director of the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council, announces the winner of the Tiger Entrepreneur Award.
Part 2 of 3 - Explore the Life Sciences Track with Joshua Rabinowitz, Daniel Cohen, Mohamed Abou Donia, Andrew Leifer, Sam Wang, and Henk-Jan Boele.

The annual Celebrate Princeton Innovation showcase features short talks about research discoveries that have the potential to improve life, benefit the planet, and grow the economy. In this session, Princeton researchers discussed how they are making a difference through their discoveries and entrepreneurial spirit. The event was organized by Princeton’s Office of Technology Licensing and supported by the intellectual property law firm of Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP. See a full schedule with speakers, presentation topics and timestamps below.


This session was part of Engage 2021, Princeton University's 2nd annual innovation and entrepreneurship conference. The conference was live streamed December 1-2, 2021. Engage brings together researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, industry, government and stakeholders from throughout the innovation ecosystem to catalyze the transformation of research into innovations that impact the world. Engage 2021 was hosted by Princeton Innovation and organized by the Office of Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations.


Princeton Innovation is the University’s campus-wide initiative to extend the benefits of Princeton discoveries into the world to create solutions for humanity. Princeton Innovation emerges from the University’s commitment to service, research and education.


Session Date and Time: Thursday, December 2, 2021, 2:30 PM-5:45 PM ET



(00:00) Faculty Innovators: Tech Track (moderated by Chris Wright, Office of Technology Licensing)

• (1:12) Bruce Koel: A cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to recycle lithium-ion batteries

• (12:40) Fatima Ebrahimi: A rocket thruster that could take humans to Mars and beyond

• (23:50) Andrew Houck: New materials extend performance of quantum computers

• (34:29) Ruby Lee: Tiny AI module to detect smartphone theft and anomalous behavior

• (47:28) Adam Finkelstein and Jiaqi Su: AI provides clearer audio for podcasts and video voice-overs


(59:13) Concluding Remarks: John Ritter, Director, Technology Licensing


Celebrate Princeton Innovation 2021 was organized by the Office of Technology Licensing.