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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.

Andlinger Center Funding Opportunities

The Center administers two funds: The Grant for Innovative Research in Energy and the Environment and the Fund for Energy Research with Corporate Partners.

Gerhard R. Andlinger Visiting Fellows Program

Practitioners from industry, government, and not-for-profit sectors will bring different perspectives and urgency to the energy and environmental challenges that are central to the center’s mission.

Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellows Program

Fellows collaborate with Princeton faculty and/or senior researchers within an energy or environment-related field to articulate an interdisciplinary research plan that is aligned with the mission of the Center.

NEW Opportunity:
NJ Wind Fellowship

Princeton University has joined the New Jersey Wind Institute Fellowship Program to help graduate and undergraduate students from all disciplines advance knowledge and expertise around offshore wind energy in the state.

New Light Summer Seminar Series

This series highlights early career researchers affiliated with the Andlinger Center and have been presented by our Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellows.

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.

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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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Highlight Seminar Series

The Center hosts distinguished professors, researchers, government dignitaries, and practitioners from various institutions across the field of energy and the environment.


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.