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Projects seek concrete solutions to global warming

When it comes to global warming, most people worry about power plants. Claire White thinks about another kind of plant — those that make cement.

Meggers wins Siebel Energy Institute research grant

Assistant Professor Forrest Meggers has won a 2015 Siebel Energy Institute grant for his research into advanced energy systems.

Princeton part of $12 million project to set up urban water-sustainability research network

Princeton University researchers will join 14 academic institutions and partners nationwide on a $12 million project to address the challenges that threaten urban water systems in the United States and globally. Funded by the National Science Foundation and led by Colorado State University, the collaboration will establish the Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN), which will […]

$1.05M Awarded for Innovative Research, Teaching, and Mentorship in Energy and the Environment

Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment (ACEE) have announced awards totaling $1,050,000 to support 11 innovative projects in energy and the environment. The awards follow a joint call for research proposals this past spring and will foster research, teaching, and mentorship in energy and the environment. The awarded […]

Summer program introduces high school students to laboratory research

Angela Li takes a pinch of chalk powder from a nearby container and, as if blowing a kiss, sends a puff of powder toward her desk. A razor-thin line of flickering blue light is momentarily visible between two vertical supports.

Paul Chirik appointed Andlinger Center’s Associate Director for External Partnerships

Paul Chirik, the Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Chemistry, has been appointed associate director for external partnerships of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment as of July 1. In this position, Chirik will be responsible for establishing and maintaining a broad spectrum of external partners. His primary role will be to lead Princeton […]

Putting two and two together to make unexplored chemicals (Journal of the American Chemical Society)

Researchers at Princeton have developed a new catalyst that may give unprecedented access to cyclobutanes, four-membered ring-containing molecules that have been relatively unexplored. Held back by the limited scope of previous methods, called [2π+2π] reactions, many cyclobutanes compounds have been out of reach, along with any unique properties that may be of interest to the […]

ExxonMobil enters five-year partnership with Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership

ExxonMobil, the world’s largest publically traded oil and gas company, has joined Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership, an initiative that forges collaborations between industry and Princeton University experts to pursue transformational innovations in the fields of energy and environment. “Meeting the world’s energy needs in a sustainable way is a formidable challenge,” said Pablo Debenedetti, Princeton University’s […]

Brick by Brick: Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

At the far end of Prospect Avenue, a complex of courtyards and modern architecture is rising from a historic site. The complex, the future Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, seeks to introduce a new wave of architecture to campus, while the center’s design focuses on sustainability to demonstrate the University’s commitment to environmental […]

Barry Rand receives DuPont Young Professor Award

Barry Rand, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, has been selected for a 2015 DuPont Young Professor Award. The goal of the program is to help promising young and untenured research faculty begin their research careers. The DuPont Young Professor program dates to 1918, when […]