Princeton University, 1 Nassau Hall, Princeton 08544. Christopher Eisgruber, president. www.princeton.edu.
Princeton engineering professor Mung Chiang, director of the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education, is leaving to become dean of Purdue University’s college of engineering.
Chiang was involved in Princeton University’s efforts to make entrepreneurship a larger part of its curriculum, and to build ties between the business community and the university. He helped create the Princeton Entrepreneurial Hub, a startup incubator, and was chair of the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council. (U.S. 1, October 28, 2015.)
Chiang, who earned his bachelor’s and doctorate in engineering at Stanford, has been a Princeton faculty member since 2003. As an entrepreneur himself, Chiang founded startups in mobile networks, the Internet of Things, and big data and the nonprofit group Open Fog Consortium.
Inventiv Health Clinical, 202 Carnegie Center, Suite 202, Princeton 08540. 609-951-680. Jeffrey McMullen, CEO. www.inventivhealth.com.
The contract research organization has merged with Raleigh, North Carolina-based competitor INC in a $4.6 billion deal. Inventiv, headquartered in Boston, has about 6,000 employees around the world, with several hundred working at the Carnegie Center location.
Less than a year ago, Inventiv was bought by private equity firms Advent International and Thomas H. Lee Partners for $3.6 billion.
In a statement, Inventiv said the merger created the second largest biopharmaceutical outsourcing company in the world, with more than 22,000 employees in 60 countries.
“Customers are increasingly seeking simultaneous approvals and product launches in multiple markets worldwide. Through this strategic combination we are bringing together two of the most innovative and respected players in the field to create a leading global biopharma solutions organization with a full suite of clinical and commercial solutions to address the needs of biopharmaceutical companies, patients, physicians and payers,” said INC CEO Alastair Macdonald.
James J. Murphy, 63, on May 11. He was a printer with Nassau Communications in Pennington.
Mitchell L. Blumenthal, 68, on May 11. He was an editor for the New York Times, where he was Sunday New Jersey editor among other positions. More recently, he was deputy editor of the Star-Ledger’s Trenton Bureau.
Daniel J. Dziura, 84, on May 10. He was sales manager of Air X in Trenton.
Lorenzo Fletcher Jr., 83, on May 2. He worked for Midstate Mobile Radio, New Jersey Bell Telephone, and AT&T, where, as district manager, he coordinated communications for the president and vice president whenever they visited New Jersey.