Robert H. Socolow takes longview on climate change and Earth’s future in the ‘Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’

Climate change makes stringent demands on thinking about our future. We need two-sided reasoning to contend equitably with the risks of climate change and the risks of “solutions.” We need to differentiate the future 500 years from now and 50 years from now. This essay explores three pressing climate change issues, using both the 500-year […]

Sander van der Linden co-author on paper ‘Improving Public Engagement With Climate Change’

Despite being one of the most important societal challenges of the 21st century, public engagement with climate change currently remains low in the United States. Mounting evidence from across the behavioral sciences has found that most people regard climate change as a nonurgent and psychologically distant risk—spatially, temporally, and socially—which has led to deferred public […]

Daniel Steingart’s work on batteries to be sponsored by alpha-En Corporation

alpha-En Corporation (OTC PINK: ALPE), an innovative clean technology company focused on enabling next-generation battery technologies by producing high purity lithium metal and associated products, announced today it has signed a contract with Princeton University commencing immediately for a sponsored research project focused on development work in the field of lithium processing and battery innovation. […]

Frank N. Von Hippel mentioned in ‘NY Times’ on story about Japan’s nuclear fuel reprocessing plant

TOKYO — The operator of Japan’s nuclear fuel reprocessing plant said Monday it was postponing the opening to as late as September 2018, citing regulators’ lengthy inspection procedures and time needed for safety upgrades. The Rokkasho reprocessing plant in northern Japan has raised proliferation concerns because the plutonium it extracts from spent fuel — for […]

Michael Oppenheimer quoted in ‘Associated Press’ article on how Americans are not that worried about climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are hot but not too bothered by global warming. Most Americans know the climate is changing, but they say they are just not that worried about it, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. And that is keeping the American public from demanding and […]

Andlinger Center’s 2015 ‘Annual Report’ now available

Andlinger Center for Energy and Environment’s 2015 annual report is now available. The report, which covers the 2014-2015 academic year, includes information on the latest on faculty recruitment, research, education, the Princeton E-ffiliates Program, and updates on the new building.

Andrew Bocarsly’s Liquid Light gets mention in ‘Chemical & Engineering News’

Making chemicals in an electrochemical cell is not new. What is new is Liquid Light’s process for converting carbon dioxide, water, and solar energy into a precursor for plastic water bottles. Electrochemistry has been practiced for decades to make chlorine and caustic soda from salt-laden water. Like the chlor-alkali process, Liquid Light’s system is an […]

Emily Carter is first woman and first Princeton professor to win Hirschfelder Prize

Emily Carter, the founding director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University, was awarded last week the 2015-16 Joseph O. Hirschfelder Prize in Theoretical Chemistry, a major honor that previously has been bestowed upon four Nobel Prize winners. Carter, the Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment, is […]

Egemen Kolemen featured in ‘Forbes’ article on ‘Back To The Future’ movie

Today, the future is now— for fans of the Back to the Future trilogy, at least. October 21, 2015 marks the day when Marty McFly and Emmett “Doc” Brown touched down in their DeLorean time machine, flying in from 30 years in the past. It wouldn’t be a proper celebration of Back to the Future Day without tie-in merchandise, […]