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February 16, 2017

February Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment E-News Newsletter

Andlinger Center at Davos

A delegation of Princeton University faculty members — including Lynn Loo, director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment; Dean of Engineering Emily A. Carter; and other Andlinger Center faculty — led and took part in discussions on major global issues at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Read more here.

E-ffiliates retreat
Balancing the needs for energy, economic growth, climate change mitigation, and access to affordable and clean water and air was central to the animated discussions at this year’s annual retreat for Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership, a corporate membership-based program administered by the Andlinger Center. Read more here.

Awards

The Society for Risk Analysis awarded Elke U. Weber with the Distinguished Achievement Award, the society’s highest honor. This award is presented to an individual for extraordinary achievement in science or public policy relating to risk analysis. Read more here.

A novel way to cool and dehumidify buildings, and a mass social media experiment aiming to reduce energy use are two research projects that have received funding from Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership this year. Read more here.

Princeton’s IP Accelerator Fund supports promising new technologies. Two projects are based at the Andlinger Center. Read more here and here.

Forrest Meggers received funding from Princeton’s Project X Innovation Fund for a novel experiment that explores deep geothermal wells to heat buildings and cities while simultaneously sequestering carbon dioxide emissions. Read more here.

The Andlinger Center Speaks: Trump and emerging energy technologies

How will the Trump administration impact emerging energy technologies and energy markets? Will certain U.S. policies on fossil fuel emissions and clean energy be reversed? And how will global warming and related international agreements be affected? In this latest dispatch for “The Andlinger Center Speaks” series, we explore these issues in a Q/A with Princeton’s Michael Oppenheimer. Read the Q/A here.

Highlight Seminar Series
March 6, 2017
Jessika Trancik – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Models to Evaluate the Economic and Environmental Impacts of Energy Technologies over Time and Space”

March 27, 2017
Jenny Nelson – Imperial College London
“Molecular Semiconductor Materials and Their Application to Organic Solar Cells”

April 10, 2017
Saul Griffith – Otherlab
“Renewable Energy Entrepreneurship”

May 1, 2017
Sigma-Aldrich Lecture: Jean-Luc Bredas – King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
“Computational and Theoretical Chemistry of Advanced Materials”

May 8, 2017
Marcelo Mena Carrasco – Ministry of the Environment, Government of Chile
“Atmospheric Chemistry, Air Pollution and the Complex Mechanism of Climate Change”

Other upcoming events
April 3, 2017
Symposium: Energy for a Carbon-Constrained World
A free public symposium in honor of Robert H. Williams, senior research scientist and head of Andlinger Center’s Energy Systems Analysis Group, on the occasion of his retirement from Princeton.