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Elke U.Weber

Elke U. Weber

Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment

Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

Associate Director for Education, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Andlinger Center Executive Committee

86 Olden Street
646-896-9410
eweber@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Questions at the intersection of psychology, economics, engineering, and policy that address the importance and role of descriptive/behavioral models of judgment and decision-making under risk and uncertainty and for decisions with long time horizons in environmental and energy-related decision making and policy. Psychologically appropriate ways to measure and model individual, group, or cultural differences in risk taking and time discounting across domains.

David Wentzlaff

David Wentzlaff

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

B228 Engineering Quad B-Wing
609-258-7781
wentzlaf@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Energy efficient design of computing architectures and software systems; green computing; minimization of computer systems’ environmental impact; sustainable service and decommissioning of computer components; biodegradable computers.

Claire White

Claire White

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Andlinger Center Executive Committee

E326 Engineering Quad E-Wing
609-258-6263
whitece@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Sustainable cements and related engineering systems including alkali-activated materials, blended Portland cements, carbonate-based cements and influence of additives on cement-based materials. Research focus includes thermodynamics and kinetics of cement phases, chemical durability (e.g., carbonation and sulfate), pore structure and permeability, and non-destructive measurements of sub-micron processes, with a focus on combining experiments and simulation techniques.

David Wilcove

David Wilcove

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs and the High Meadows Environmental Institute

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

3-C-10 Green Hall
609-258-7118
dwilcove@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Environmental policy; conservation of biodiversity; effects of land-use change and climate change on biodiversity; impact of agriculture on biodiversity

Gerard Wysocki

Gerard Wysocki

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

B324 Engineering Quad B-Wing
609-258-8187
gwysocki@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Laser spectroscopic sensing for energy and environmental applications; environmental trace-gas sensor networks; active and passive remote atmospheric sensing

Wei Xiong

Wei Xiong

Hugh Leander and Mary Trumbull Adams Professor for the Study of Investment and Financial Markets

Professor of Economics

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

201 26 Prospect Avenue
609-258-0282
wxiong@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Financialization of commodity and energy markets; effects of financial market frictions; behavioral finance

Nan  Yao

Nan Yao

Professor of the Practice in the Princeton Institute for Science and Technology of Materials

Director, Imaging and Analysis Center

Senior Research Scholar at the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials

33 Andlinger Center
609-258-6394
nyao@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Utilizing advanced imaging, diffraction, spectroscopy and in-situ techniques, in tandem with theoretical simulations, to study fundamentals of the structure-composition-processing-property-performance relations in complex materials such as nanostructured materials, biomaterials, organic/inorganic interfaces, block copolymers, catalysts, quasicrystals and functional nanomaterials.

Ali Yazdani

Ali Yazdani

Class of 1909 Professor of Physics

Director, Princeton Center for Complex Materials (PCCM)

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

384 Jadwin Hall
609-258-4390
yazdani@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Fundamental studies of the origin of superconductivity, particularly in high-temperature cuprate superconductors, to aid search for materials that exhibit superconductivity at higher temperatures; study of topological quantum states in materials  and their use for dissipation-less transport

Xinning Zhang

Xinning Zhang

Assistant Professor of Geosciences and at the High Meadows Environmental Institute

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

M47 Guyot Hall
609-258-7688
xinningz@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Carbon capture; carbon dioxide absorption by oceans, coastal impact

Mark Zondlo

Mark Zondlo

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Andlinger Center Executive Committee

E403 Engineering Quad E-Wing
609-258-5037
mzondlo@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Atmospheric chemistry; atmospheric measurements of greenhouse gases and air pollutants; emissions of carbon and nitrogen to the atmosphere; compact, laser-based sensor development