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The New York Times: Panel’s Warning on Climate Risk: Worst Is Yet to Come

Climate change is already having sweeping effects on every continent and throughout the world’s oceans, scientists reported on Monday, and they warned that the problem was likely to grow substantially worse unless greenhouse emissions are brought under control.

Barry Rand receives 3M Nontenured Faculty Award

Barry Rand, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, has been selected to receive a 3M Nontenured Faculty Award. Rand was recognized for his study of the optical and electrical properties of ultrasmall metal nanoclusters (diameters less than 2 nm) that act as emitters […]

Informing Nuclear Diplomacy with Iran

The construction of a nuclear reactor near the Iranian city of Arak is one of the major issues being tackled in the negotiations between Iran and six global powers this week in Vienna. Some among the P5+1 group of powers—China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States—fear the Iranian reactor, which is […]

Emily Carter gives keynote at Women in STEM symposium

It’s unlikely that anyone would have suggested that Emily Carter, Princeton University’s Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment, had no future in science. Carter, who delivered the keynote address March 29 at Princeton’s Women in STEM symposium, described how as a young girl with an aptitude for math and science she was […]

Five Questions with Professor Lynn Loo *01: Engineering Solutions through Partnerships

In her EQuad laboratory, Lynn Loo is developing lightweight, easily processed, flexible, and often less expensive plastics to replace metals in electronic devices such as circuits and solar panels. At the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, she is advancing that work by forging partnerships with key companies.

From PBS NewsHour: Closing window for action on climate change offers consequences and opportunity

A UN report warns that the effects of climate change — flood, drought and food shortages — have already caused harm, and will worsen quickly if we don’t take immediate action. Judy Woodruff takes a closer look at the global implications with two people who worked on the report: Michael Oppenheimer of Princeton University and […]

Poacelli named Andlinger’s associate director for administration

Jennifer Poacelli will join the Andlinger Center for Energy and Environment as its associate director for administration as of April 2nd. Jennifer replaces Laura Strickler who is moving to the Office of the Executive Vice President. Poacelli has been the department manager of Civil and Environmental Engineering since 2006. In that role she supported the […]

Undergraduates travel to Peru for Sustainable Solar Service

The Pace Center for Civic Engagement is pleased to be piloting its first International Service Trip (IST) in collaboration with the Princeton Environmental Institute, the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, and the Keller Center. This trip extends the Pace Center’s Breakout Princeton alternative fall and spring break program internationally.

Engineering: A Cheaper Battery for Electric Cars

Lower cost, longer life Electric cars are good for the environment, but two factors — their high price and short battery life — have kept them from catching on. Dan Steingart, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is working on a less expensive battery for electric cars.

Faculty profile: Claire White

Claire White was appointed as an assistant professor in the Andlinger Center and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in August 2013. Prior to joining Princeton, she held a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellowship at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where she helped to advance the understanding of sustainable cementitious materials. Recently, she received $150,000 in funding […]