Forrest Meggers featured in new book “Future City Architecture for Optimal Living”

Forrest Meggers, Assistant Professor of Architecture and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, contributed to the architectural publication “Future City Architecture for Optimal Living.”  Meggers wrote the chapter entitled “Hidden Surface Effects: Radiant Temperature as an Urban and Architectural Comfort Culprit.”

Battery bounce test often bounces off target

Don’t throw away those bouncing batteries. Researchers at Princeton University have found that the common test of bouncing a household battery to learn if it is dead or not is not actually an effective way to check a battery’s charge. “The bounce does not tell you whether the battery is dead or not, it just […]

Joint Call for Proposals for Innovative Research, Teaching, and Mentorship in Energy and the Environment

The Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment (ACEE) are pleased to announce a joint call for proposals. The goal is to encourage research, teaching, and mentorship that will advance the world’s understanding of important problems in energy and the environment, encourage faculty development, increase Princeton’s institutional capabilities, and […]

Faculty spotlight: Egemen Kolemen

Egemen Kolemen is a specialist in the field of control of fusion plasmas and is an assistant professor jointly appointed with the Andlinger Center, the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). After receiving his Ph.D. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton in 2008, Kolemen spent several years […]

Undergraduate summer internships available

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment (ACEE) invites undergraduates to apply for paid summer internships. Funding will be provided for research projects, particularly field work and laboratory research, performed under the auspices of faculty doing research in areas related to the ACEE. If approved, current freshmen, sophomores, or juniors will receive a $4,000 […]

Nominations now being accepted for the Maeder Graduate Fellowship

Nominations are now being accepted for the Maeder Graduate Fellowship in Energy and the Environment for the academic year 2015-2016. This fellowship is made possible by the Paul A. Maeder ’75 Fund for Innovation in Energy and the Environment. The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2015. This is a highly competitive fellowship. Therefore, a […]

Climate Change – Not a Theory, But a Fact

When Princeton University received a $100 million donation to study energy and climate change in 2008, the search committee need not have looked far to find the perfect candidate to be the founding director of the new center. In 2010 Princeton named professor Emily Carter, a prominent theorist in engineering and chemistry, to lead the […]

Jose Avalos featured in International Innovation

Jose Avalos, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, is featured in “Pioneering engineering” in the journal International Innovation. Avalos discusses his research in subcellular engineering methods.

Why It’s Taking The U.S. So Long To Make Fusion Energy Work

Hidden in the woods two miles from Princeton University’s main campus sits a drab white building easily mistakable for a warehouse. Inside is one of the Ivy League school’s most expensive experiments: a 22-foot-tall metal spheroid surrounded by Crayola-colored magnets. About half a dozen blue beams ring the sphere horizontally, while another set, painted red, […]

Resilient Shores: After Sandy, Climate Scientists and Architects Explore How to Co-exist with Rising Tides

After the wind, rain and waves of Hurricane Sandy subsided, many of the modest homes in the Chelsea Heights section of Atlantic City, New Jersey, were filled to their windows with murky water. Residents returned to find roads inundated by the storm surge. Some maneuvered through the streets by boat.