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Energy Systems Analysis

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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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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Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo

Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Theodora D. '78 and William H. Walton III '74 Professor in Engineering

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Location: Andlinger 118
Phone Number: 609-258-9091
Email Address: lloo@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Thin-film photovoltaics, including polymer and molecular solar cells, hybrid perovskite solar cells and transparent solar cells, printable conductive inks, processing-structure-function relationships of electrically-active plastics, macro-scale energy systems analysis of biomass-derived liquid transportation fuels

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William Massey

Edwin S. Wilsey Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering

Location: 206 Sherrerd Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-7384
Email Address: wmassey@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Application of queueing theory to optimize the use of individual energy storage components. Stochastic networks; dynamic optimization; dynamical systems

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Denise Mauzerall

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School and CEE

Location: E412 Engineering Quad E-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-2498
Email Address: mauzeral@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Analysis of air quality and climate impacts of various energy technologies (coal, gas, solar, wind) with the goal of identifying options with maximum co-benefits. Analysis of China’s energy future and options for air quality, health, and climate co-benefits. Effect of nitrogen, ozone, and water on sustainable intensification of crop production. Measurement of methane leakage from older U.S. natural gas infrastructure

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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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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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Herschel Rabitz

Charles Phelps Smyth '16 *17 Professor of Chemistry

Location: 253 Frick Chemistry Laboratory
Phone Number: 609-258-3917
Email Address: hrabitz@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Accelerated discovery of new materials and radiation-matter interactions expressed in an optimal control context.  Theoretical and experimental analysis of control landscape topology to guide the latter control-based perspectives in the energy sciences

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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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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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