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About the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University is a multidisciplinary research and education center, whose singular mission is to develop technologies and solutions to secure our energy and environmental future.

To this end, the center supports a vibrant and expanding program of research and teaching in the areas of sustainable energy-technology development, energy efficiency, and environmental protection and remediation. A chief goal of the center is to translate fundamental knowledge into practical solutions that enable sustainable energy production and the protection of the environment and global climate from energy-related anthropogenic change.

The center was founded in July 2008 through an extraordinary $100 million gift from international business leader Gerhard R. Andlinger ’52 and began its operations in the fall of 2010. A stunning complex of research, teaching, and garden spaces to house the center was completed in 2016.

Since it began operations, the center has grown rapidly, with exceptional faculty hired, high-risk/high-payoff research catalyzed, partnerships with industry forged, and unique educational programs launched.

+ Dedication of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Mission and Goals

Our mission is to develop solutions for our energy and environmental future.

+ accelerate innovation through funding, infrastructure, and intellectual discourse

+ foster a vibrant and interdisciplinary community

+ partner with industry, not-for-profit, government, and peer institutions

+ train the next generation of leaders in a broad context

+ be the leading center for information and advice