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Robert Austin

Professor of Physics

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: 122 Jadwin Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-4353
Email Address: austin@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Directed evolution of algae for biofuel production, specifically the fast, consistent and high-volume production of oils; reduction in need for external nutrients such as nitrogen for biofuel production

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José Avalos

Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Location: 101 Hoyt Chemical Laboratory
Phone Number: 609-258-9881
Email Address: javalos@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Application and development of technologies in synthetic biology and metabolic engineering; development of microorganisms for the production of advanced biofuels, commodity chemicals, specialty chemicals, and bioplastics; biosensor and metabolic engineering for bioremediation

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Frederick Dryer

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Emeritus

Engineering Foundation Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina

Location:
Phone Number: 609-306-1028
Email Address: fldryer@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Petroleum and non-petroleum derived transportation fuels and fuel blends, their production, chemical kinetics, energy security, and net carbon cycle emission impacts; ignition, combustion, and air pollutant emissions generation/abatement; syngas/high-hydrogen content fuels for advanced gas turbine power generation; fire safety related issues on earth and in micro gravity environments

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Michael Mueller

Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Director, Graduate Certificate in Computational Science and Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: D332 Engineering Quad, D-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-5191
Email Address: muellerm@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Predictive computational simulation and modeling of multi-physics turbulent flows. Integration of computational science, data science, and uncertainty quantification. High-performance algorithms for large-scale heterogeneous parallel computing. Application areas of interest include combustion energy conversion for electricity generation and transportation (including pollutant emissions and the environmental impacts of combustion), offshore wind energy, and fusion energy.

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Joshua Rabinowitz

Professor of Chemistry and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: 241 Carl C. Icahn Laboratory
Phone Number: 609-258-8985
Email Address: joshr@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Novel methods for probing metabolism, metabolic flux and regulation in bacteria and yeast, application to metabolic engineering and bioenergy

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Greg Scholes

William S. Tod Professor of Chemistry

Chair of the Chemistry Department

Andlinger Center Executive Committee

Location: 125 Frick Chemistry Lab
Phone Number: 609-258-0729
Email Address: gscholes@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Mechanisms of light harvesting and light-induced charge separation; photosynthesis; organic semiconductors; bioinspiration (learning from novelties in nature), chemistry powered by light, quantum effects in molecular-level function

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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

Location: 33 Andlinger Center
Phone Number: 609-258-6394
Email Address: 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.

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Xinning Zhang

Assistant Professor of Geosciences and at the High Meadows Environmental Institute

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: M47 Guyot Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-7688
Email Address: xinningz@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Carbon capture; carbon dioxide absorption by oceans, coastal impact

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