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research in energy and the environment

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment is a nexus at Princeton University for research that spans the technology-policy spectrum and aims to address today’s global energy and environmental challenges to ensure a sustainable future. Through a variety of programs, including grants and fellowships, the center supports collaborative, interdisciplinary research and sustains a community of scholars focused on developing technologies and solutions that will pave the way for a world less reliant on fossil fuels.

research areas

Research at the Andlinger Center is advancing fundamental and applied sciences in several critical areas related to energy systems, infrastructure, and practices that can help mitigate human impacts on climate and the environment. These include developing renewable energy and energy storage technologies, optimizing energy systems transitions and process systems efficiencies, investigating novel approaches for sustainable manufacturing in various sectors, applying behavioral and decision sciences for environmental policy and technology adoption, solving critical problems at the water-energy nexus and developing resilient infrastructure in the face of a changing climate. A constellation of six interacting research areas forms the heart of the center’s focus: Built Environment, Transportation, and Infrastructure; Electricity Production, Transmission, and Storage; Fuels and Chemicals; Environmental Sensing and Remediation; Decision and Behavioral Science, Policy, and Economics; and Environmental and Climate Science.

Browse the links below to learn more about the Andlinger Center’s groups, initiatives, and many associated and affiliated faculty (across 44 departments, centers, and programs) whose work advances the center’s mission.

growth by the numbers

From research projects to external grants awarded to graduate students and postdocs supported, below is a snapshot of cumulative growth at the Andlinger Center.

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Postdoc Seminar Series

New Light: Rising Stars in Energy and the Environment is a summer seminar series


These publications cover emerging topics in energy and the environment that combine technological, economic, and policy considerations.

Annual Meeting

The Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership brings together corporate members and industry leaders with Princeton’s research community.

About the Center

Learn more about the building, the green space, and the complex of laboratories that make up our state-of-the-art center.