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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 […]

Energy Systems Analysis Group to join the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

We are pleased to announce that Princeton’s Energy Systems Analysis Group (ESAG) will be based in the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment effective July 1, 2015. Currently residing within the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), ESAG focuses on systems-level engineering and policy analysis for long-term solutions to major environmental and other societal problems associated […]

Faculty spotlight: José Avalos

José Avalos is an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, jointly appointed with the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. His interests lie in the use of biotechnology to address important issues in sustainable energy, the environment, industry, and human health. Avalos’ research focuses specifically on synthetic biology and metabolic engineering for the […]

Maeder graduate fellowship awarded

Wenkai Liang has been named the recipient of the Maeder Graduate Fellowship in Energy and the Environment for the academic year 2015-2016. Mr. Liang is a third-year postdoctoral candidate in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The abstract below summarizes the research he will conduct during the year. Selection for the Maeder Fellowship is […]

Princeton Profiles: Andlinger Center Maeder Fellow, Warren Rieutort-Louis, engineer and musician

Princeton graduate student Warren Rieutort-Louis’ twin passions are engineering and music, and over the last few years he has been able to delve fully into both areas of interest. Rieutort-Louis, who was born and raised in the Netherlands, is in his fifth year of doctoral studies in the electrical engineering department, where he works closely […]

Senior thesis: Self-folding structure could slash energy use in buildings

Princeton student Denisa Buzatu’s vision for an environmentally sustainable building is a sort of shape-shifting origami façade. For her senior thesis, Buzatu, a civil and environmental engineering major, is designing and prototyping a structure that shades the façade of a building by folding and adapting its shape in response to sunlight.

As reported on Gizmodo, “How Tesla’s Powerwall Stacks Up to Conventional Energy, By the Numbers” by Dan Steingart

I think about big, cheap batteries for a living, so I stayed up late and listened to the Tesla announcement. My first thoughts: These are fantastic prices for an uninterruptible power supply—but still expensive as day-to-day electricity.