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Energy Systems Analysis Group

Energy Systems Analysis Group People

The Energy Systems Analysis Group (ESAG) includes core members plus visiting researchers and students, in addition to collaborators worldwide. ESAG’s alumni (former students and postdoctoral fellows) work in industry, government, academia, and non-governmental organizations.

Core Members

Thomas G. Kreutz, Senior Technical Staff Member (Kreutz full CV)

Kreutz’s interests are in modeling advanced energy conversion systems, in particular: production of hydrogen, electricity, and CO2 (for sequestration) from coal, residential scale, natural gas-fired PEM fuel cell cogeneration, fuel cell hybrid vehicles: power system design and vehicle performance modeling, reforming liquid fuels to hydrogen for mobile and stationary power applications, gasification of biomass and black liquor for combined cycle generation of electric power, and fuel cells, gas turbines, and hybrid/combined cycles for electric power generation.

Eric D. Larson, Senior Research Engineer (Larson full CV)

Larson’s research intersects engineering, environmental science, economics, and public policy. His energy systems analyses aim at identifying sustainable, engineering-based solutions to major energy-related problems. His work assesses resource, economic, and environmental implications of prospective technology developments and helps inform public and private decision making in the U.S., China, and elsewhere. A recent research emphasis has been design and analysis of advanced biomass and fossil fuel conversion to clean transportation fuels and electricity with CO2 capture and storage.  Larson also holds an appointment as a senior scientist with Climate Central, Inc., a non-profit, non-partisan science and media organization that informs diverse audiences about climate change and potential solutions.

Robert H. Williams, Senior Research Scientist (Williams full CV)

Williams’s energy technology interests include fuel cells for transportation and stationary power applications, advanced gas turbine technologies for power generation, advanced technologies for producing hydrogen and other clean synthetic fuels from carbonaceous feedstocks, fuels decarbonization and CO2 sequestration, various renewable energy), and nuclear energy (mainly proliferation and economic aspects).

Collaborators

Carbo, Michiel

Michiel Carbo is a research engineer working on biosyngas, bioSNG and BECCS, in the Biomass, Coal and Environmental Research Department at the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN).

In residence with ESAG: November 2008 – March 2009 (Visiting Graduate Student).

Chen, Haiping

Haiping Chen’s permanent position is Full Professor at the Energy and Power Engineering Department, North China Electric Power University, Beijing.

In residence with EASG: January 2010-December 2010 (Visiting Scholar).

Consonni, Stefano

Stefano Consonni’s permanent position is Full Professor, Dipartamento di Energetica, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy.

In residence with ESAG: 2002-2003 academic year (Senior Visiting Scholar).

Dryer, Fred

Fred Dryer is Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University.

Greig, Chris

Chris Greig is the Director of the University of Queensland Energy Initiative.

Collaborating with ESAG since 2013.

Guo, Xiangbo

Xiangbo Guo is an Associate Professor at SINOPEC’s Research Institute for Petroleum Processing, Beijing.

In residence with ESAG: January 2010 – December 2010 (Visiting Scholar).

Hannula, Ilkka

Ilkka Hannula is a Research Scientist at Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) and a PhD student at Aalto University, Department of Energy Technology, Finland.

In residence with the ESAG: February 2011-January 2012 (Visiting Graduate Student).

Lanzini, Andrea

Andrea Lanzini is a Ph.D. at the Dipartimento di Energetica, Politecnico di Torino, Italy.

In residence with ESAG: October 2010 – April 2011 (Visiting Graduate Student).

Li, Qiang

Qiang Li is a Senior Engineer at SINOPEC’s Research Institute of Petroleum Processing, Beijing.

In residence with ESAG: October 2012 – September 2013 (Visiting Scholar).

Li, Zheng

Zheng Li is a Full Professor, Department of Thermal Engineering, as well as Director, BP Clean Energy Research and Education Center, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

In residence with ESAG in September 2001 and January 2002 (Visiting Scholar).

Liu, Guangjian

Guangjian Liu is an Assistant Professor at the North China Electric Power University, School of Energy & Power Engineering, Beijing, China.

In residence with ESAG: March 2008 – September 2010 (Research Associate).

Martelli, Emanuele

Emanuele Martelli, PhD, at Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy.

In residence with ESAG: March 2007- August 2007, March 2009 (Visiting Reseacher).

Meerman, Hans

In residence with ESAG: 2013- June 2017 (Research Associate).

Socolow, Robert H.

Socolow, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, is interested in the characteristics of a global energy system responsive to global and local environmental and security constraints. His specific areas of interest include carbon dioxide capture from fossil fuels and storage in geological formations, nuclear power, energy efficiency in buildings, and the acceleration of deployment of advanced technologies in developing countries.

Spinelli, Maurizio

Maurizio Spinelli is a Ph.D. candidate in the Dipartimento di Energetica, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

In residence with ESAG: May – October, 2014 (Visiting Graduate Student).

Tavoni, Massimo

Massimo Tavoni, Senior Researcher at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM). In residence with PEI and the ESAG: 2008-2010.

Alumni

These individuals have had past association with the Energy Systems Analysis Group. Under each name, the years spent as part of the ESAG and position in the Group or at Princeton University are given, followed by the last known institutional affiliation.

Clinton J. Andrews

1992-1997, Assistant Professor, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Rutgers University, Boustein School, Urban Planning and Policy Development Program

Michael J. Antal

1975-1982, Assistant Professor, Princeton, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department.
University of Hawaii, Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Birgir Arnason

1983 MSE, Princeton, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department

Samuel F. Baldwin

1986-1989?, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Energy & Environmental Studies.
U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewables.

David L. Bohac

19?? MSE, Princeton, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department.
Energy Conservation Center?, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Valentina Bosetti

2008-2009 Visiting Fellow, Princeton Environmental Institute, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Italy

Herbert F. Bormann

19??-19??, Visiting Senior Research Scientist, Center for Energy & Environmental Studies.
Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies?

Alfred Cavallo

1992-1997, Research Associate, Center for Energy & Environmental Studies. USDOE Lab, New York City

Fuat Celik

2002-2003, Research Associate, Princeton Environmental Institute, UC Berkley, Chemical Engineering Department

Jeffrey S. Chen

1995 MSE, Princeton, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department.
Massachussetts Institute of Technology?

Stefano Consonni

1992 PhD., Princeton, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department.
Politecnico di Milano, Departimento di Energetica

Ben Court

2007-2011 PhD. MAE Princeton, Boston Consolting Group, Paris

Ogunlade R. Davidson

19??-19??, Visiting Researcher, Center for Energy & Environmental Studies.
University of Cape Town, Energy Development Research Center

John M. DeCicco

1988 Ph.D., Princeton, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department.
Environmental Defense, Washington, DC

Luca DeLorenzo

2004 MSE Princeton, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. BP, England

Mark A. Delucchi

1990?-1991?, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Energy & Environmental Studies
University of California – Davis, Institute for Transportation Studies

David Denkenberger

2003 MSE, Princeton, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Colorado

Diamond, Richard (Rick)

10/86 to 6/87; Soc of Bldg Sci Educators Amer Lung Assoc Environ Wrkg Grp Harvard Grad Sch Design

Richard Duke

Gautum S. Dutt

1976-1986, Research Engineer, Center for Energy & Environmental Studies
National University of Argentina, Buenos Aires.

Giulia Fiorese

2007 Visiting graduate student, Princeton Environmental Institute
Post-doctoral researcher at Dipartamento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano, and FEEM, Milano

Simone Hochgreb

1991 Ph.D., Princeton, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department
Cambridge University, England

Laura Iwan

1997 MSE, Princeton, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department
Ballard, Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia

Haiming Jin

1997-1998, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Energy & Environmental Studies.
SNC-Lavelin, Houston

Sivan Kartha

1994-1997, Post Doctoral Fellow, Center for Energy & Environmental Studies.
Stockholm Environmetal Institute, Boston, Massachussetts.

Ryan E. Katofsky

1993 MSE, Princeton, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department.
Navigant Consulting, Inc., Burlington, Massachussetts.

Ryan E. Katofsky

1993 MSE, Princeton, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department.
Navigant Consulting, Inc., Burlington, Massachussetts.

Lars J. Nilsson

1994-1995, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Energy & Environmental Studies
University of Lund, Department of Energy and Environmental Systems Studies

Joan M. Ogden

1986-2003, Research Scientist, Center for Energy & Environmental Studies and Princeton Environmental Institute. Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Policy as well as an appointment in the Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis.

Supramaniam Srinivasan

1997-2002, Visiting Senior Research Scientist at Center for Energy & Environmental Studies. Srinivasan’s research was in basic and applied electrochemistry, bioelectrochemistry, and electrochemical energy conversion and storage. Deceased

Samir Succar

2003-2008, Princeton, Electrical Engineering Department. NRDC, NY

Ernst Worrell

1995-1996, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Energy & Environmental Studies.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.

Yuan Xu

2006-2010, Ph.D., Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Industrial Performance Center

Yuan Xue

200? MSE Princeton Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department.

Zhe Zhou

2010 Visiting graduate student, Princeton Environmental Institute
Ph.D. candidate, Thermal Engineering Department, Tsinghau Unversity, China