Innovation Forum is an annual competition and networking event showcasing Princeton research with the potential to be commercialized. Each participant will present a short pitch followed by Q&A from a feedback panel. Audience members will have the opportunity to interact with the presenters through on-screen demo stations.

Since 2005, this event has showcased innovations in engineering and the natural sciences in conjunction with the Office of Technology Licensing. This year, the Keller Center and the Humanities Council at Princeton are adding a track focused on innovations in the humanities and social sciences.

Requests for accommodations can be made when you register to attend. Please provide at least 7 days advance notice.

Event Schedule

1:00 pm – Opening remarks

Andrea Goldsmith, Dean of Engineering and Applied Science  

Naveen Verma, Director of the Keller Center

Cornelia Huellstrunk, Executive Director of the Keller Center

1:22 pm – Direct recycling of lithium-ion batteries 

Chao Yan, Research Associate, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

1:32 pm – High-Throughput Elicitor Screening (HiTES) 

Maryam Elfeki, Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry

1:42 pm – Improved separation using a low-turbulence centrifuge

Erik Gilson, Principal Research Physicist, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

1:52 pm – Data-driven, photorealistic social face-trait encoding, prediction, and manipulation using deep neural networks

Jordan Suchow, Assistant Professor, Stevens School of Business

2:02 pm – Break

2:17 pm – Remarks by Kathleen Crown, Executive Director of the Humanities Council at Princeton

2:22 pm –

Preeti Iyer, Princeton Alumni and Co-founder, and Kyle Barnes, Undergraduate student and Co-founder,

2:34 pm – Animation and graphics for justice

Laurence Ralph, Professor, Anthropology

2:46 pm – Poetrygo!

Effie Rentzou, Associate Professor, Department of French and Italian

2:58 pm – Rupturing Tradition

Brooke Holmes, Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities and  Dan-El Padilla Peralta, Associate Professor, Classics

3:10 pm – Remarks by Rod Priestley, Vice Dean for Innovation

3:20 pm – Novel therapeutics for the treatment of acute and chronic hepatitis virus infections

Alexander Ploss, Associate Professor, Molecular Biology

3:30 pm – Costly virtual rating slider

Dalton Conley, Henry Putnam University Professor, Sociology

3:40 pm – Metabolite potentiation of nitrofuran activity in drug-tolerant bacteria

Cathy Tang, PhD Candidate, Chemical and Biological Engineering

3:50 pm – Bring back the wonder

Caleb Bastian, Visiting Scientist, Applied Mathematics

4:00 pm – PoreBiome: A “porous petri dish” for microbial assays in complex environments

Sujit Datta, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

4:10 pm – Presenter demo stations 

4:40 pm – Closing ceremony

5:00 pm – Event ends 

Who can attend?

Open to the public and the campus community.

Registration is required.