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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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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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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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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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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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