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Comings and goings

By Jesse Schwartz
Published: May 25th, 2022

Princeton University has chosen Craig B. Arnold, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, to serve as vice dean for innovation.

In his new role, Arnold will work to strengthen Princeton’s capacity to engage with technology investors, industry, entrepreneurs, alumni and other potential partners in the effort to boost the commercialization of university technologies. Arnold will also lead the Princeton Innovation Initiative and oversee the university’s efforts to expand its culture of innovation and entrepreneurship across disciplines.

“The vice dean for innovation is the university’s representative for all innovation activities, connecting Princeton with external partners in industry, entrepreneurship, government and academia, and ensuring that faculty, students and staff can fulfill their aspirations to innovate in areas spanning research, education and service to humanity,” says Princeton provost Deborah Prentice.

“Craig Arnold brings to this position a wealth of firsthand experience in university innovation and entrepreneurship, and he has a long history of reaching across disciplines and across our campus community,” adds Prentice.

“It is such an honor to take on this opportunity to build bridges between the different parts of the campus and the external community,” Arnold comments. “Princeton is such an incredible place for innovation, and I am thrilled to be able to serve the community and to help people create impact in ways that benefit society.”

Source: Princeton University

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