In the Press

Tiny li'l laser beams in the palm of your hand
Esquire  December 2006
    "Once met a guy who said he painted portraits of people's souls on a grain of rice, seriously, on the boardwalk at Santa Monica. That's all right, but there's a woman at Princeton who makes lasers that size that can paint a portrait of the inner you in another way..." 
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National Science Foundation Awards Research Grants
Business World  October 2006
    "The NSF has awarded research grants to five engineering research centers that will develop cross-disciplinary programs to address societal problems and to launch new industries. Among the recipients is the Mid-Infrared Technologies for Health and the Environment (MIRTHE) center based at Princeton University in New Jersey..." [Full article]

Quantum cascade lasers: A video interview with Claire F. Gmachl
SPIE Optics East  October 2006
    "The quantum cascade laser's unique properties -- especially its power, tuning range and ability to work pulsed at room temperature -- make it ideal for a variety of gas sensing applications. " 
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Boost for US engineering research
The Engineer Online  22 Aug 2006
    “The US National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded $75.3 million for five new Engineering Research Centres (ERCs) that will develop cross-disciplinary research programmes. They aim to advance technologies that address major societal problems and provide the basis for new industries…” [Full article]

Sensor Center Start-up (video-clip)
NJN News  12 July 2006

$15m funding boost for new sensor center
optics.org  16 May 2006
    “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…” [Full article]  

Forging a laser-technology think tank
NJBIZ  15 May 2006
    “Researchers at a six-university, federally funded center will collaborate to produce breakthroughs in infrared sensors to detect airborne chemicals…” [Full article]  

Princeton center may change sensor technology
photonics.com  5 May 2006
    “The National Science Foundation has funded a multimillion-dollar engineering research center based at Princeton University that is expected to revolutionize sensor technology, yielding devices that have a unique ability to detect minute amounts of chemicals found in the atmosphere, emitted from factories or exhaled in human breath, the university announced this week…” [Full article] 

University receives $15 million for engineering center
The Daily Princetonian  4 May 2006
    “The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded the University a five-year, $15 million grant to create an Engineering Research Center focused on developing new sensor technology…” [Full article]

New engineering center to transform sensor technology
News@Princeton  2 May 2006
    “The National Science Foundation has funded a multimillion-dollar engineering research center based at Princeton University that is expected to revolutionize sensor technology, yielding devices that have a unique ability to detect minute amounts of chemicals found in the atmosphere, emitted from factories or exhaled in human breath…” [Full article]

Laser physicist Claire Gmachl receives MacArthur Fellowship
OSA News  20 Sept 2005
    “Claire Gmachl has received a MacArthur Fellowship for her work as a laser physicist. The MacArthur Foundation gives each Fellow a $500,000 stipend over five years…” [Full article]  

Claire Gmachl: Her lasers could serve as early-warning systems for terrorism
Popular Science  Oct 2004
    “When Claire Gmachl worked at Bell Labs, she had a parlor trick that never failed to delight visitors. She would place a lens a few inches from a laser and clamp a matchstick six inches in front of the lens…” [Full article]