Barry Rand and Claire White have been promoted to associate professors at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, as of February 1 and July 1, 2019.
Rand, associate professor of electrical engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, joined the faculty of Princeton University in 2013. Rand’s research lab studies and works to develop thin-film materials for next-gen electronics and optoelectronic devices for computing, sensing, and energy applications. During his time at Princeton University, Rand has been recognized for teaching excellence by the Dean of the School of Engineering for several courses, including “solar energy conversion” (ENE 431) and “solar cells: physics, materials, and technology” (ELE 557). He received several research awards, including an award from 3M for nontenured faculty, DARPA Young Faculty Award, DuPont Young Professor Award, Young Investigator Program award from the Office of Naval Research. Rand was also appointed associate director for external partnerships at the Andlinger Center, active as of July 1, 2019.
White, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, also joined the faculty of Princeton University in 2013. White’s sustainable cements group studies and works to develop new types of cements that have the potential to significantly reduce carbon emissions associated with the cement industry. Her group also develops modeling tools for studying cements, amorphous carbonates, and layered materials. During her time at Princeton University, White has been recognized for teaching excellence by the Dean of the School of Engineering for several courses, including “materials for energy technologies and efficiency” (ENE 267), “materials in civil engineering” (CEE 364), and “synchrotron and neutron techniques for energy materials” (ENE 506). Her recognition also includes a NSF Career Award, the Howard B. Wentz, Jr. Award and the Gustavo Colonnetti Medal. In addition to developing cement materials for infrastructure and the built environment, White will explore the development of materials for carbon dioxide capture at power plants, with funding from Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership.