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Robert Cava

Russell Wellman Moore Professor of Chemistry

Location: A88 Frick Chemistry Laboratory
Phone Number: 609-258-0016
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Synthesis and discovery of new superconducting and thermoelectric materials

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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
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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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Paul Cuff

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

Location: B316 Engineering Quad B-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-7946
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Communications, control, security (“smart grid”)

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Thomas Kreutz

Energy Systems Modeler, Energy Systems Analysis Group

Location: 014 Andlinger Center
Phone Number: 609-258-5691
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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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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
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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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Nai Phuan Ong

Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics

Director, Emeritus, Princeton Center for Complex Materials

Location: 302 Jadwin Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-4347
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Thermoelectrics, fundamental studies of superconductivity, novel superconducting and magnetic materials, topological insulators, Dirac-Weyl metals

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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
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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
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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

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
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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

Associate Director for Education

Location: 86 Olden Street
Phone Number: 609-258-7640
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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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Ali Yazdani

Class of 1909 Professor of Physics

Director, Princeton Center for Complex Materials (PCCM)

Location: 384 Jadwin Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-4390
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Fundamental studies of the origin of superconductivity, particularly in high-temperature cuprate superconductors, to aid search for materials that exhibit superconductivity at higher temperatures; study of topological quantum states in materials  and their use for dissipation-less transport

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