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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

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, 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

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
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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, Woodrow Wilson School

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

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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