The Andlinger Center is pleased to present to you our 2019-2020 Annual Report. As with years past, this report highlights an array of activities and research that we have undertaken in pursuit of our mission of helping to secure the world’s energy and environmental future.
This research and the science behind next-generation energy technologies and solutions to the climate challenge and a sustainable energy future is the foundation on which we engage and inform decisionmakers and students of all levels. In this year’s report, we highlight some of our most exciting events and studies, such as our spring E-ffiliates retreat, which focused on making climate science accessible to planners and local officials to bolster resilience. In this multimedia-enhanced version of the report, you can access videos and seminars, such as a virtual seminar with the director general of ITER, the world’s largest fusion power experiment, which was attended by over 600 people from 13 countries. You can hover your cursor over photos and titles to access stories, websites, and videos.
The annual report also showcases ongoing research and scholarly efforts, including the Net-Zero America Project (NZAP), a research project within our global decarbonization initiative, Rapid Switch. Researchers working on NZAP are outlining with unparalleled granularity five pathways to achieve net-zero emissions in the United States by 2050, and exactly which states and sectors would be impacted by the transition and how.
This year was one in which we, as a center and a country, built resilience and saw firsthand the importance of strengthening collaboration to forge a better path forward. Especially during these unique and trying times, we are thankful to our community that continues to value the pursuit of new knowledge, scientific thought and process, innovation, and engagement. We are grateful to have your support and your continued participation in our community.
Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo
Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Theodora D. ’78 and William H. Walton III ’74 Professor in Engineering, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Acting Director (for the year 2020), Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment