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Adam Burrows

Professor of Astrophysical Sciences

Director, Program in Planets and Life

Location: 105 Peyton Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-3590
Email Address: burrows@astro.princeton.edu

Research Description:

General energy studies; fission and fusion; climate change; battery technology; policy

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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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Edgar Choueiri

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Director, Program in Engineering Physics

Location: D432 Engineering Quad D-Wing
Phone Number:
Email Address: choueiri@princeton.edu

Research Description:

New methods for heating plasmas for fusion applications

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Nathaniel Fisch

Professor of Astrophysical Sciences

Director, Program in Plasma Physics

Associate Chair, Department of Astrophysical Sciences and Program in Plasma Physics

Location: MS30 C-Site T162 PPL
Phone Number: 609-243-2643
Email Address: fisch@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Plasma physics with applications to nuclear fusion energy: plasma waves, current drive, laser/plasma interaction; atomic radiation in plasmas; petroleum refining; statistical inference and pattern recognition, modified Otto-cycle engines

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Alexander Glaser

Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School

Location: 202 221 Nassau St.
Phone Number: 609-258-5692
Email Address: aglaser@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Nuclear power (fission/fusion); nuclear fuel cycle/nonproliferation; neutronics calculations for new systems (e.g. small modular reactors; safeguards and verification; energy policy)

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Robert Goldston

Professor of Astrophysical Sciences

Location: MS41 C-Site B319 PPL
Phone Number: 609-243-3550
Email Address: rjg@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Experimental plasma physics, plasma heating and transport for fusion energy. Edge power handling. Fusion reactor and power plant designs, including tokamak, spherical torus, and stellarator configurations. Socio-economic aspects of nuclear energy, particularly nuclear proliferation risks

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Bruce Koel

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Location: A311 Engineering Quad A-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-4524
Email Address: bkoel@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Fabrication and characterization of novel fuel cell electrodes; structure, reactivity, and catalysis of platinum alloys; surface reactions of plasma facing components of fusion reactor walls; reaction mechanisms of iron nanoparticles for heavy metal sequestration in groundwater cleanup

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Egemen Kolemen

Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Jointly appointed with the Andlinger Center for Energy and Environment and the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)

Associated Faculty of the Program in Plasma Physics (Department of Astrophysical Sciences)

Location: PPPL, MS #34, Room E245 and D302D, Engineering Quad
Phone Number: 609-243-3731 and 609-258-9209
Email Address: ekolemen@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Control system design for fusion reactors; liquid metal flow physics and control, application of dynamics and control theory to experimental plasma physics

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Stewart C. Prager

Professor of Astrophysical Sciences

Location: MS37 C-Site PPPL
Phone Number: 609-243-3553
Email Address: sprager@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Experimental plasma physics, including study of stability, turbulence, transport, and self-organization in plasmas, for use in fusion energy

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Clarence Rowley

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Location: D232 Engineering Quad D-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-7321
Email Address: cwrowley@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Control of plasmas in nuclear fusion; modeling of fluid flows from a dynamical systems point of view

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Anatoly Spitkovsky

Professor of Astrophysical Sciences

Location: 123 Peyton Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-2307
Email Address: anatoly@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Modeling and experiments related to inertial confinement fusion and high energy density physics

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Howard Stone

Donald R. Dixon '69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Location: D326 Engineering Quad D-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-9493
Email Address: hastone@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Erosion/corrosion in water flows for cooling in fusion reactors; fluid dynamics of lithium for protecting inner walls of fusion reactors; microfluidic studies relevant to water purification

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