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Yin Wang Winner of 2013 Newport Award for Photonics
MIRTHE graduate student Yin Wang named as winner of 2013 Newport Award for Photonics by the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM).

MIRTHE profile in ResearchNJ
See MIRTHE's profile (pp28-29) in ResearchNJ, a supplement to NJBIZ.

Combatting Stereotype Threat
Anthony M. Johnson talks about an insidious obstable for women and minority scientists in the May 2013 issue of Optics & Photonics News.

Princeton senior Solomon awarded Marshall Scholoarship
2012 MIRTHE REU student Victoria Solomon named Marshall Scholor for work in medical electronics. Read story here.

Heart Failure: Is There a Breath Test?
MIRTHE SAB member Raed Dweik reports preliminary findings that may indicate a viable breath test for heart failure, using a combination of biomarkers known as a "breathprint". Read the article in MedPage Today.

MIRTHE members take 1st and 3rd place at Keller Center Innovation Forum
Congratuations to Lei Tao and Arvind Ravikumar for taking 1st and 3rd place at the Keller Center 8th Annual Innovation Forum! To see more details about the competition and the winners' presentations, please visit the Keller Center website.

REU alumn talks about his research experience at MIRTHE
Read the story on Stanley Cantrell on the North Carolina A&T website!

Mobile air sensor lab takes a California road trip
Read the article about the recent MIRTHE sensor deployment in California in the Environmental Monitor.

Anthony Johnson to give talk on Promoting Diversity in Physics at APS/AAPT Graduate Education in Physics Conference
One of three plenary talks. Click here to see full schedule of events for the conference.

Fourier Domain OCT Guides QCL Thermal Therapy
Read the feature article on MIRTHE Prof. Jin Kang's (JHU) research in BioPhotonics.

Sue Minkoff: Modeling trace-gas sensors to increase efficiency
Watch the video from SPIE and read the article featuring MIRTHE faculty member Sue Minkoff!

Anthony Johnson: Center explores the mid-IR for new sensing capabilities
Watch the video from SPIE and read the article featuring MIRTHE Deputy Director Anthony Johnson!

Bill Massey named Fellow of the American Mathematical Society
The inaugural class was named Nov.1, 2012. Click here to see the full list and here to read about the program.

In the field, graduate students lead air-quality sensor research
Watch the video and read the story about MIRTHE's Student-Led Independent Project (SLIP) deployment at Beltsville, MD.

What Your Breath Reveals
Each Patient Has a Unique Breath "Fingerprint" That Doctors Could Use to Diagnose. Read the article in the Wall Street Journal.

MIRTHE/CEE Team Measures Methane Emissions in Northern Alaska
Read the news story from Princeton's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department.

Adventure to the Alaskan Tundra
Follow the research team as they blog from the Toolik Field Station in northern Alaska!

Watch the LaserFocusWorld webcast on Mid-IR laser technology
Screenshot of webcast If you already registered and missed the live event, or want to review the presentation, please click here. If you have not registered please complete the registration form to view the webcast.

Schmidt Fund awards support transformative technologies
Profs. Gerard Wysocki and Hakan Tureci to receive funding to stimulate the development of groundbreaking technologies. Read the story

Employees honored for dedication and service
MIRTHE Executive Director, Joe Montemarano, receives Princeton University's President's Achievement Award. Read the story

Mid-IR Technologies Help EPA Monitor Environmental Stressors
Read the article in Spectroscopy.

Minority Women in Science: At the Culture-Gender Crossroads
Read the article by Anthony Johnson in OSA's Optics & Photonics News March issue.

Michal Nikodem wins Second Prize at the Keller Center 7th Annual Innovation Forum
The research project "Chirped Laser Dispersion Spectroscopy, A New Method for Gas Sensing" by Prof. Gerard Wysocki and Michal Nikodem, wins second place in the 7th Annual Innovation Forum. The award will advance research for this innovation and strengthen the potential to be commercialized. Click here to watch the video and view related documents.

SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing Adds New Topics to the Program for New Location in Baltimore Inner Harbor
Read the press release from the Digital Journal.

Spectroscopy: QCL-based sensors traget health and environmental applications
Read the article in Laser Focus World

Startups Present Posters at Packed NJEN Event
Read the article by New Jersey Tech Weekly.

Painless: Lasers Allow Non-Invasive Tests
Read the story about MIRTHE's 2011 IFG Workshop in Princeton University's EQuad News.

Small Business Growth Success Award honored MIRTHE company Feather Sensors
Read the nj.com article

Quantum Cascade Lasers Enahnce Mid-IR Spectroscopy
Read the Photonics Spectra article.

Congratulations to Tracy Tsai, MIRTHE graduate student on being the first runner up in the Elevator Pitch Contest at the 2011 NSF ERC Annual Meeting in Washington DC.
Click to see the pitch slide.

Ammonia gets overdue overview
Rice, University of Houston team studies how ammonia affects city's air - Read the article

OptoKNowledge Systems, Inc. (OKSI), MIRTHE small company member, receives the 2011 Tibbetts Award for Technological Innovation
Read the PRWeb article

MIRTHE gets set to host fall conference
Read the OptoIQ announcement about MIRTHE's second Investment Focus Group conference scheduled October 12, 2011.

Beyond the Breathalyzer: Seeking Telltale Signs of Disease
Read the NY Times article featuring SAB member Raed Dweik.

Wysocki named Blavatnik Award finalist
Read the article from The New York Academy of Science.

PU SEAS video, Bou-Zeid - Sensor Network Global Lessons from Princeton's Microclimate
Watch the Princeton School of Engineering video featuring MIRTHE faculty Elie Bou-Zeid and his Sensor Network Over Princeton
PU SEAS video, Zondlo-HIPPO Up in the clouds measuring water vapor
Watch the Princeton School of Engineering video featuring video captured by MIRTHE faculty Mark Zondlo while up in the clouds abord the Hiaper.

For underrepresented minorities, bridge programs ease transition to PhD studies
Read the article from Physics Today.

Inaugural Schmidt Fund Awards Enable Innovative Explorations in Sensors and Electronics
Funding to go to development of non-evasive fingertip sensors for blood glucose monitoring. Read more...

Prof. Wysocki Receives 2010 Masao Horiba Award Wysocki Receives 2010 Masao Horiba Award

Broadening the Spectrum of Technology Startups
Read the article from NJBiz's The Daily.

MIRTHE Engineering Research Center at Princeton Establishes Investment Focus Group to Nurture Mid-Infrared Technology Start-ups in Tri-state Area
Read the press release.

Daylight Solutions Hiring to Support Mid-IR Quantum Cascade Laser Technology
Read the OptoIQ article.

MIRTHE Summer Workshop Concludes, New Roadmap Coming Soon
Read the OptoIQ article.

Making Sense of Sensing Systems
Nobel Prize laureate Robert Curl presents at the 2010 MIRTHE Summer Workshop. Read the article

NRL Funds QC Laser Development at Daylight
The NRL awarded funding to Daylight Solutions subsidary Daylight Defense to develop QCL technology for military operations. Read the article

Health Care Firms Line Up for Venture Funding
Read the NJBIZ article featuring Stephen So.

Innovation Helps Map Earth's Last Frontier
Watch the video.

MIRTHE Delves into Mid-IR Research
Watch the interview by Laser Focus World with MIRTHE Director Claire Gmachl at CLEO/QELS 2010.

Precise Trace Gas Analysis, Without the Noise
Low-noise current controller licensed to Wavelength Electronics Inc. by Battelle. Read the press release from PNNL.

Yu Yao, Graduate Student at Princeton, Awarded Wu Prize for Excellence
Congratulations Yu!

Gerard Wysocki Recognized for Exemplorary Teaching and Research
Gerard Wysocki, Princeton, honored with the E. Lawrence Keyes, Jr./Emerson Electric Co. Faculty Advancement Award. Read the announcement

Frank Tittel on the 50th Anniversary of the Laser
Read the SciGuy blog post

Yan Zhang Awarded Outstanding Student Paper at AGU's Fall 2009 Meeting
MIRTHE graduate student, Yan Zhang, awarded for Coupled Monitoring and Modeling of Air Quality and Regional Climate during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games

MIRTHE Deputy Director, Dr. Anthony Johnson, Named a "Laser Pioneer"
Click here to read the interview in LaserFest.

Nothing Succeeds Like Failure
MIRTHE faculty members Claire Gmachl and Mark Zondlo share their experiences in this Princeton Alumni Weekly article.

Elaine Lalanne, MIRTHE Research Associate, Highlighed in American Physical Society Gazette
Read the article.

Ultrasensitive Sensor Causes Stir at Show

Read the Photonics Spectra article from the SPIE Photonics West 2010 Conference and Exhibition.

My Summer with MIRTHE
Read the Photonics Spectra article by Alex Ritter, 2009 Summer REU student.

Daylight Solutions Announces Another Technical First
324 cm-1 of continuous narrow-band tuning from a single Quantum Cascade (QC) gain media in an external cavity configuration. Click here to read the full release.

Elvis Mujagic Awarded Best Paper at SPIE Photonics West
Elvis Mujagic (right), international collaborator with MIRTHE, recieves LASE best paper award at SPIE Photonics West 2010. MIRTHE visitor Elvis Mujagic (left) wins SPIE best paper award.

Princeton Scientist Focuses on Future of Laser Technology
Click here to read the Times of Trenton article featuring Claire Gmachl.

MIRTHE Research Highlighted on Princeton Website
Highly power-efficent QCLs and QCL-based senors applications featured in Princeton University's web stories. Click here to read the feature.

URCAD 2009 Keynote Talk by Anthony Johnson Featured
Click here to access the YouTube video and Powerpoint presentation.

MIRTHE at NJEN Poster Session and Networking Conference
MIRTHE Graduate Student Ekua Bentil presents her poster on research done in Ghana at the NJEN Poster Session 11/11/09 Read the blog post in the Princeton Comment. To learn more about the MIRTHE-Ghana project, read our MIRTHE in Ghana Blog.

MIRTHE Gains a New Member: ILX Lightwave: Read the article from LaserFocusWorld

Portable and Precise Gas Sensor Could Monitor Pollution and Disease
Gerard Wysocki, an electrical engineer at Princeton, worked with colleagues at Rice to develop a highly portable and sensitive method for detecting nitric oxide gas, a key player in pollution and human physiology. Credit: Frank Wojciechowski
Click here to read the full article.

MIRTHE graduate student, Sheng Liu, UMBC, interviewed in "Choosing an Ethical Career in Optics".
Click here to read the article from the September issue of Optics & Photonics News.

Prof. Dereje Agonafer recieves the 2009 American Society of Mechanical Engineers' InterPACK Achievement Award.
Read the University of Texas at Arlington press release

MIRTHE supports a project at UMBC to build Tunable Femtosecond mid-IR Source.
Watch the video where Prof. Anthony Johnson describes details of this project.

Profs. Claire Gmachl and Craig Arnold present at first Andlinger Worskhop.
The first Andlinger workshop on industry-academic collaboration was held on June 9, 2021 at Princeton University with over 20 people in attendance. Leading energy companies and Princeton University faculty members presented overviews of their current research. Watch Prof Gmachl's presentation | Watch Prof Arnold's presenation | Visit the Andlinger Center website

MIRTHE Mid-IR air quality monitoring and modeling campaign in Beijing.
Read the article from Photonics Spectra.

MIRTHE featured among other mid IR companies at CLEO.

Click here to read the OptoIQ blog post.

Downsizing is real upper for Daylight Laser Technology reshaped for more commercial uses. Read the article from the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Prof. Rebekah Drezek recipient of OSA Adolph Lomb Medal
Click here to read more.

Prof. Claire Gmachl recipient of Graduate Mentoring Award
Click here to read more.

Prof. Craig Arnold wins an E-Council Teaching Award
Click here to read more.

Prof. Mark Zondlo in partnership with Southwest Sciences Inc. wins the NSF SBIR Phase II supplemental award
Opportunities for Small Business, Phase II Partnerships with an Engineering Research Center. Congratulations Mark!

MIRTHE exhibits mid-IR leadership
MIRTHE conducted a meeting at Pittcon 2009 conference with the presence of current industry partners and prospects. Click here to read the article from Laser Focus World.

MIRTHE research project awarded at the 4th Annual Innovation Forum
Wearable Sensors The research project “Ultra Efficient ..." by Prof. Wysocki and S. So, wins second place in the 4th Annual Innovation Forum. The award will advance a research for this innovation and strength the potential to be commercialized. The project was supported by the MIRTHE Center. Click here to watch the video

Lunch 'n Learn: It's Academic Blogcast
MIRTHE in Beijing Lunch 'n Learn Blogcast Read the It's Academic Blogcast post about the recent Lunch 'n Learn: MIRTHE in Beijing presentation given February 18th by MIRTHE Director Claire Gmachl and MIRTHE Deputy Director Jim Smith.

NJN News features MIRTHE

Kale Franz speaks to NJN MIRTHE's graduate student Kale Franz, Princeton University, explains the discovery of laser action at high k-space values in Quantum Cascade lasers on NJN News, New Jersey Public Television, on Friday 1/23, 2009. The paper was published online in Nature Photonics in late December 2008. The discovery may lead to better Quantum Cascade lasers, which in turn should enable more compact and better performing sensors for MIRTHE. Click here to view the YouTube NJN Video

MIRTHE in Beijing Blog

Slow Light Cover MIRTHE Professor Jacob Khurgin at Johns Hopkins edited and co-wrote a new book on optical science titled "Slow Light: Science and Applications."

Nevin Raj an Intel STS Seminafinalist
The Semifinalists of the Intel Science Talent Search 2009 were chosen from among 1,608 entrants
representing 495 high schools in 46 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and five overseas schools.

For summer students, the focus is on lasers
Shortly after 11 on a July morning, the halls of the Engineering Quadrangle are noticeably quiet, but in the Bowen Hall conference room a group of researchers is hard at work, gathered for a conference call to share the details of their current projects.

Princeton Researchers discover new type of laser
A Princeton-led team of researchers has discovered an entirely new mechanism for making common electronic materials emit laser beams. The finding could lead to lasers that operate more efficiently and at higher temperatures than existing devices, and find applications in environmental monitoring and medical diagnostics.

Prof. Jim Smith presents lecture at Beijing Institute of Technology
Prof. James A. Smith, MIRTHE deputy director and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University, recently gave a plenary lecture on “Modeling and Remote Sensing Studies of Regional Climate in Urban Environments” at the Beijing Institute of Technology.

Distortion-Free Lens Technology Puts Things in a Negative Light
MIRTHE, headquartered at Princeton University, also includes the City College of New York, Johns Hopkins University, Rice University, Texas A&M; University and the University of Maryland Balitmore County

MIRTHE Featured on Engineering TV
Claire Gmachl overviews MIRTHE programs and activities for Engineering TV

Mid-IR Technologies Featured at Annual Innovation Forum
by Chad Boutin and Teresa Riordan
This year’s second annual Innovation Forum at Princeton featured Mid-IR Technologies and the launch of a new start-up company among targeted presentations from eleven teams of scientists and engineers.

New Funding, Training for Small Business
Princeton University's MIRTHE and PRISM program will host a seminar on Department of Defense funding opportunities.

Summer thunderstorms become more fierce when they collide with cities
NewKerala.com - Ernakulam,Kerala,India
Ntelekos and Smith presented their research at Princeton University during an August 6-10 workshop series sponsored by MIRTHE, a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center.

Few in Numbers, Women delve into Engineering
By Hilary Parker
This fall, the School of Engineering and Applied Science had the highest-ever percentage of women in its freshman class and in its graduate student body.

Materials Academy Tackles Multiple Societal Challenges
Princeton University - Princeton,NJ,USA As part of the program, the students met with MIRTHE director Claire Gmachl, a Professor of Electrical Engineering, and toured her lab

Mid-IR Technologies Featured at Annual Innovation Forum
By Chad Boutin and Teresa Riordan
This year’s second annual Innovation Forum at Princeton featured Mid-IR Technologies and the launch of a new start-up company among targeted presentations from eleven teams of scientists and engineers.

$15m funding boost for new sensor center
Mid-Infrared emitting quantum cascade lasers are to play a key role in research as Princeton plans its new multi-million dollar interdisciplinary sensor engineering center.

Forging a Laser-Technology Think Tank
By Joao-Pierre Ruth
Researchers at a six-university, federally funded center will collaborate to produce breakthroughs in infrared sensors to detect airborne chemicals.

Princeton Center May Change Sensor Technology

Princeton receives $15M grant for engineering center
The Daily Princetonian, U-WIRE via COMTEX

New engineering center to transform sensor technology
By Teresa Riordan
Use of Mid-Infrared light opens way for breakthroughs in medicine and environment.