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Energy Efficiency

Sigrid Adriaenssens

Associate 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

Visiting Research Scholar, Electrical Engineering

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

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

A. Barton Hepburn 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

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Co-Director, Program in Architecture and 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

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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Thomas Kreutz

Energy Systems Modeler, Energy Systems Analysis Group

Location: 014 Andlinger Center
Phone Number: 609-258-5691
Email Address: kreutz@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Modeling the performance and economics of environmentally friendly, advanced energy conversion systems that have the potential for high efficiency and low emissions of criteria pollutants and/or greenhouse gases, novel technologies and methods for producing low-cost and low net carbon energy carriers, such as synthetic liquid fuels, electricity, and/or hydrogen – with CO2 capture for sequestration from the atmosphere – from biomass and fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas.  Modeling the prospective deep decarbonization of the U.S. power grid.

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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

Professor of Architecture

Associate Dean, School 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

Chair, Department 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

Director, Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education

Director, Program in Technology and Society. Director, Program in Entrepreneurship

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

Co-Director, Program in Architecture and Engineering

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, 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

Chair, Department 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

Director, Program in Applications of Computing

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

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

Location: 214 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, Woodrow Wilson School

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

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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