Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership 2015 RFP Awards Funding for Sustainable Energy Research

Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership has awarded funding for two collaborative faculty-industry research projects. Professor Jose L. Avalos, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment has been awarded funding for his project titled “Development of Yeast Strains for Advanced Biofuels Production: Efficient Storage of Renewable Energy.” Alexander Smits, Eugene Higgins Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, received the award for his research project on “Harvesting Energy Using Piezoelectrics Excited by Helmholtz Resonance.” The two grants total $273,286. Both projects run from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.

Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership

Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership is a membership-based program that enables transformational innovations in the fields of energy and environment through close collaborations between academic experts and industry leaders. With deep and longstanding expertise in key areas of science, technology, and policy, Princeton University offers its corporate partners a unique opportunity to engage in big-picture thinking and to find innovative solutions. E-ffiliates, which is administered by the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, also fosters interactions with exceptional students who are positioned to become leaders and innovators.

Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership

Paul Chirik

Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Chemistry
Associate Director for External Partnerships
Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment


Companies are invited to participate in this partnership by becoming a member. See the tabs above to learn more about the program and its benefits. Please email Spencer Reynolds, Senior Associate Director, Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations, for more information.