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Energy Efficiency

Sigrid Adriaenssens

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Location: E332 Engineering Quad E-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-4661
Email Address: sadriaen@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Life-cycle design and costing of infrastructure and building, design of adaptive structural systems for building energy efficiency, design of large span complex curved structures for minimum material use

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Elie Bou-Zeid

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Location: E414 Engineering Quad E-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-5429
Email Address: ebouzeid@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Measurements and simulations of heat and water exchanges between buildings and the atmosphere; urban microclimatology and hydrology; boundary layer meteorology; environmental fluid mechanics and turbulence; wind energy forecasting, wind farm design

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Emily A. Carter

Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment

Founding Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment (2010-2016)

Location: C230 Engineering Quad
Phone Number: 609-258-5391
Email Address: eac@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Design of new materials for solar energy conversion to electricity and fuels; lightweight metal alloy design for fuel-efficient vehicles; clean, efficient combustion of biofuels; solid oxide fuel cell cathode design for efficient electricity production; robust materials for fusion reactor walls

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Minjie Chen

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Location: 217 Andlinger
Phone Number: 609-258-7656
Email Address: minjie@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Design of power conversion and management systems to address technical challenges with large social impacts. High performance power conversion systems for a wide range of applications, including smart grid, renewable generation, energy storage, telecom, data centers, electric vehicles, and robotics.

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Mung Chiang

Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering

Director, Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education

Director, Program in Technology and Society

Location: B328 Engineering Quad B-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-5071
Email Address: chiangm@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Energy efficiency in communication networks, including data center networks, wireless cellular/femto networks, and broadband DSL/PON networks. Algorithm design and implementation for energy-performance’s Pareto optimal tradeoff. Techniques include stochastic optimization, distributed control, and dynamic programming. Interactions with the rest of the networking experimentation infrastructure at the EDGE Lab

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Stephen Chou

Joseph C. Elgin Professor of Engineering

Professor of Electrical Engineering

Director, NanoStructures Laboratory

Location: B412 Engineering Quad, B-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-4416
Email Address: chou@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Design, fabrication, and characterization of new nanostructured materials and devices for better performances, particularly high efficiency, in solar cells, LEDs, thermal-electric devices, photocathodes, photochemical convertors, chemical/bio sensors, and other energy conversion devices

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Abigail Doyle

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Location: 129 Frick Chemistry Lab
Phone Number: 609-258-1944
Email Address: agdoyle@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Design of new catalytic methods for the efficient synthesis of bioactive compounds and organic materials

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Frederick Dryer

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Emeritus

Location: D329D Engineering Quad D-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-5206
Email Address: fldryer@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Petroleum and non-petroleum derived transportation fuels and fuel blends, their production, chemical kinetics, energy security, and net carbon cycle emission impacts; ignition, combustion, and air pollutant emissions generation/abatement; syngas/high-hydrogen content fuels for advanced gas turbine power generation; fire safety related issues on earth and in micro gravity environments

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Michael Freedman

Professor of Computer Science

Location: 308 Computer Science Building
Phone Number: 609-258-9179
Email Address: mfreed@princeton.edu

Research Description:

IoT platforms and applications; energy-efficient; cloud and mobile systems; distributed systems and geo-replicated applications

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Maria Garlock

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Location: E307 Engineering Quad E-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-2728
Email Address: mgarlock@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Resilient and sustainable structural design, and efficient structural systems and forms that minimize construction materials.

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Marcus Hultmark

Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Location: D222 Engineering Quad D-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-5689
Email Address: hultmark@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Wind turbine aerodynamics, turbulent drag reduction and turbulent heat transfer

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Niraj Jha

Professor of Electrical Engineering

Associate Director for Education, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Location: B220 Engineering Quad B-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-4754
Email Address: jha@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Sensors to reduce electricity and heating costs in buildings; power/thermal analysis and optimization of integrated circuits and systems

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Ruby Lee

Forrest G. Hamrick Professor in Engineering

Professor of Electrical Engineering

Location: B218 Engineering Quad, B-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-1426
Email Address: rblee@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Security of energy systems, including cyber-pysical systems, sensor networks, smartgrid. Security of energy optimization subsystems, in smartphones, computers and data centers.

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Paul Lewis

Associate Professor of Architecture

Location: S111B Architecture Building
Phone Number: 609-258-3641
Email Address: plewis1@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Design of new intersections between land and water in urban environments in response to rising sea levels; new building forms and organizations based integrated systems and energy flows.

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Sharad Malik

George Van Ness Lothrop Professor in Engineering

Professor of Electrical Engineering

Location: B224 Engineering Quad B-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-4625
Email Address: sharad@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Design and programming of low-energy computing systems

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Luigi Martinelli

Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Location: D302C Engineering Quad D-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-6652
Email Address: gigi@phantom2.princeton.edu

Research Description:

Sustainable aviation through advanced multidisciplinary design optimization of airframes and air traffic management systems; design optimization of ship hulls for maximum efficiency; aerodynamic design optimization of wind turbines, propellers, fans, compressors and turbines; computational fluid dynamics of compressible reactive flows

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Margaret Martonosi

Hugh Trumbull Adams '35 Professor of Computer Science

Location: 204 Computer Science Building
Phone Number: 609-258-1912
Email Address: mrm@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Energy-efficient computer servers, including optimization frameworks for improving green energy usage in multi-data-center internet services and power-performance optimizations for improving energy-proportionality within data centers

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Forrest Meggers

Assistant Professor of Architecture and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Location: S03 Architecture Building
Phone Number: 609-258-7831
Email Address: fmeggers@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Building systems design and integration; sustainable systems; renewable energy; optimization of energy systems; exergy analysis; geothermal; seasonal energy storage; low temp hybrid solar; building materials; thermodynamics and heat transfer; and heat pumps.

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Michael Mueller

Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Location: D332 Engineering Quad, D-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-5191
Email Address: muellerm@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Predictive numerical simulations of turbulent combustion; pollutant emissions in turbulent reacting flows; uncertainty quantification for turbulent reacting flows; numerical methods and parallel algorithms for turbulent reacting flows; applications to gas turbines and reciprocating engines

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H. Vincent Poor

Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering

Location: C330 Engineering Quad C-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-1816
Email Address: poor@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Energy-efficiency in wireless networks; smart grid

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Warren Powell

Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering

Director, Princeton Laboratory for Energy Systems Research

Director, Program in Engineering and Management Systems

Location: 230 Sherrerd Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-5373
Email Address: powell@princeton.edu

Research Description:

High-dimensional stochastic optimization for: Storage of energy from wind and solar; stochastic, multiscale energy policy models for energy investment decisions; control of smart grids; management of plug-in electric vehicles; control of heterogeneous storage devices; R&D portfolio optimization; heavy-tailed models of electricity prices; and finding optimal demand response strategies in the presence of time-varying prices

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Barry Rand

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Location: B414 Engineering Quad B-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-7692
Email Address: brand@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Thin film semiconductors and electronics; organic and chalcogenide semiconductors; photovoltaics; solar energy conversion; light trapping; thin film semiconductors and electronics; organic, perovskite, and chalcogenide semiconductors; photovoltaics; solar energy conversion; light emitting devices

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Jennifer Rexford

Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor in Engineering

Professor of Computer Science

Location: 222 Computer Science Building
Phone Number: 609-258-5182
Email Address: jrex@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Software-defined networking, including techniques for improving the energy efficiency of information technology infrastructure

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J.P. Singh

Professor of Computer Science

Location: 423 Computer Science Bldg.
Phone Number: 609-258-5329
Email Address: jps@cs.princeton.edu

Research Description:

Energy-efficient software in cloud computing and large-scale computing

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Robert Socolow

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Emeritus

Location: 139 Guyot Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-5446
Email Address: socolow@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Global energy system response to global and local environmental and security constraints; carbon dioxide capture from fossil fuels and storage in geological formations; nuclear power; energy efficiency in buildings; advanced technologies in developing countries

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Daniel Steingart

Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Location: 213 Andlinger Center
Phone Number: 609-258-1257
Email Address: steingart@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Acoustic determination of battery states/failure, Customized form factors for batteries, capacitors and supercapacitors, failure analysis, in-situ/in-operando characterization, conformal high throughput processes, distributed process monitoring, multi-scale power device integration

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Naveen Verma

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

Location: B226 Engineering Quad B-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-1424
Email Address: nverma@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Environmental sensors and computation platforms (low-power circuits and systems)

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Sigurd Wagner

Professor of Electrical Engineering, Emeritus

Location: B422 Engineering Quad B-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-4631
Email Address: wagner@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Environmental aspects of electrical engineering; solar energy conversion; devices, processes, and materials for large-area electronics; sensor skins for civil infrastructure

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Elke U. Weber

Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment

Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs

Location: 86 Olden Street
Phone Number: 609-258-7640
Email Address: eweber@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Questions at the intersection of psychology, economics, engineering, and policy that address the importance and role of descriptive/behavioral models of judgment and decision-making under risk and uncertainty and for decisions with long time horizons in environmental and energy-related decision making and policy. Psychologically appropriate ways to measure and model individual, group, or cultural differences in risk taking and time discounting across domains.

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David Wentzlaff

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

Location: B228 Engineering Quad B-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-7781
Email Address: wentzlaf@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Energy efficient design of computing architectures and software systems; green computing; minimization of computer systems’ environmental impact; sustainable service and decommissioning of computer components; biodegradable computers.

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