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Energy Efficiency

Sigrid Adriaenssens

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Director, Program in Mechanics, Materials and Structures

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: E332 Engineering Quad E-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-4661
Email Address: sadriaen@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Life-cycle design and costing of infrastructure and building, design of adaptive structural systems for building energy efficiency, design of large span complex curved structures for minimum material use

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Elie Bou-Zeid

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: E414 Engineering Quad E-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-5429
Email Address: ebouzeid@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Measurements and simulations of heat and water exchanges between buildings and the atmosphere; urban microclimatology and hydrology; boundary layer meteorology; environmental fluid mechanics and turbulence; wind energy forecasting, wind farm design

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Emily A. Carter

Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Applied and Computational Mathematics

Senior Strategic Advisor for Sustainability Science at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Founding Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment (2010-2016)

Location: D430 Engineering Quad
Phone Number: 609-258-5391
Email Address: eac@princeton.edu

Research Description:

The development of efficient and accurate quantum mechanics simulation techniques, including embedded correlated wavefunction and orbital-free density functional theories. Applications are focused on enabling discovery and design of materials for producing chemicals, materials, and fuels from renewable energy, with a specific emphasis on carbon dioxide utilization.

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Minjie Chen

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Location: 217 Andlinger
Phone Number: 609-258-7656
Email Address: minjie@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Design of power conversion and management systems to address technical challenges with large social impacts. High performance power conversion systems for a wide range of applications, including smart grid, renewable generation, energy storage, telecom, data centers, electric vehicles, and robotics.

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Mung Chiang

Visiting Research Scholar, Electrical Engineering

Location: B328 Engineering Quad B-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-5071
Email Address: chiangm@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Energy efficiency in communication networks, including data center networks, wireless cellular/femto networks, and broadband DSL/PON networks. Algorithm design and implementation for energy-performance’s Pareto optimal tradeoff. Techniques include stochastic optimization, distributed control, and dynamic programming. Interactions with the rest of the networking experimentation infrastructure at the EDGE Lab

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Stephen Chou

Joseph C. Elgin Professor of Engineering

Professor of Electrical Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: B412 Engineering Quad, B-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-4416
Email Address: chou@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Design, fabrication, and characterization of new nanostructured materials and devices for better performances, particularly high efficiency, in solar cells, LEDs, thermal-electric devices, photocathodes, photochemical convertors, chemical/bio sensors, and other energy conversion devices

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Sujit Datta

Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: A321 Engineering Quad
Phone Number: 609-258-4586
Email Address: ssdatta@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Multi-phase flow in porous media; applications of complex fluids for water remediation; fluid dynamics of CO2 sequestration; fundamental science guiding effective and environmentally-friendly routes to enhance oil recovery; controlling function of microbial communities in soils and porous rocks for bio-remediation and water filtration.

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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 Freedman

Professor of Computer Science

Location: 308 Computer Science Building
Phone Number: 609-258-9179
Email Address: mfreed@princeton.edu

Research Description:

IoT platforms and applications; energy-efficient; cloud and mobile systems; distributed systems and geo-replicated applications

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Maria Garlock

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Co-Director, Program in Architecture and Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: E307 Engineering Quad E-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-2728
Email Address: mgarlock@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Resilient and sustainable structural design, and efficient structural systems and forms that minimize construction materials.

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Christopher Greig

Theodora D. ’78 and William H. Walton III ’74 Senior Research Scientist at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Gerhard R. Andlinger Visiting Fellow in Energy and the Environment (2018-2020)

Andlinger Center Executive Committee

Location:
Phone Number: 609-258-7833
Email Address: cgreig@princeton.edu

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Darren R. Hammell

Andlinger Center Non-Resident Fellow

Gerhard R. Andlinger Visiting Fellow (2018-2020)

Location: 226 Andlinger Center
Phone Number: 201-738-0172
Email Address: dhammell@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Entrepreneurship in energy and energy innovation, especially the impacts of emerging alternative and renewable energy technologies on solar and storage, transportation electrification, and electricity in the developing world

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Kelsey Hatzell

Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Location: 224 Andlinger Center
Phone Number: 609-258-2980
Email Address: kelsey.hatzell@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Work on solid ion conductors for advanced energy storage and conversion applications. We are interested in all solid state devices for electrochemical fuel production as well as energy storage systems for electric vehicles. In addition we study low-cost thermal energy storage systems for concentrated solar power integration and production.

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Marcus Hultmark

Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: D222 Engineering Quad D-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-5689
Email Address: hultmark@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Wind turbine aerodynamics, turbulent drag reduction, turbulent heat transfer, atmospheric fluid mechanics, and instrumentation

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Niraj K. Jha

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: B220 Engineering Quad B-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-4754
Email Address: jha@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Sensors to reduce electricity and heating costs in buildings; power/thermal analysis and optimization of integrated circuits and systems

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Ruby B. Lee

Forrest G. Hamrick Professor in Engineering

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: B218 Engineering Quad, B-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-1426
Email Address: rblee@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Deep-learning based anomaly detection. Security of critical infrastructures and cyber-physical systems, including the powergrid. Security of processors, computers, controllers, smartphones, cloud computing, and IOT networks. Side-channel and covert channel attacks.

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Paul Lewis

Professor of Architecture

Associate Dean, School of Architecture

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: S111B Architecture Building
Phone Number: 609-258-3641
Email Address: plewis1@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Design of new intersections between land and water in urban environments in response to rising sea levels; new building forms and organizations based integrated systems and energy flows.

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Sharad Malik

George Van Ness Lothrop Professor in Engineering

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: B224 Engineering Quad B-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-4625
Email Address: sharad@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Design and programming of low-energy computing systems

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Luigi Martinelli

Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: D302C Engineering Quad D-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-6652
Email Address: martinel@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Sustainable aviation through advanced multidisciplinary design optimization of airframes and air traffic management systems; design optimization of ship hulls for maximum efficiency; aerodynamic design optimization of wind turbines, propellers, fans, compressors and turbines; computational fluid dynamics of compressible reactive flows

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Margaret Martonosi

Hugh Trumbull Adams '35 Professor of Computer Science

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: 204 Computer Science Building
Phone Number: 609-258-1912
Email Address: mrm@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Energy-efficient computer servers, including optimization frameworks for improving green energy usage in multi-data-center internet services and power-performance optimizations for improving energy-proportionality within data centers

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Forrest Meggers

Associate Professor of Architecture and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Co-Director, Program in Architecture and Engineering

Co-Chair of Princeton Sustainability Committee

Location: S03 Architecture Building / 215 Andlinger Center
Phone Number: 609-258-7831
Email Address: fmeggers@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Building systems design and integration; radiant heating and cooling sensors and systems; desiccant dehumidification, geothermal systems; heat pumps; renewable energy; optimization of energy systems; exergy analysis; building materials; thermodynamics and heat transfer

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Richard Moss

Andlinger Center Non-Resident fellow

Senior scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Joint Global Change Research Institute, University of Maryland

Gerhard R. Andlinger Visiting Fellow in Energy and the Environment (2019-2020)

Location: 226 Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Phone Number: 609-258-5158
Email Address: rmoss@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Moss’s research focuses on the role of human agency and decision making in global environmental changes such as climate change. While at the Andlinger Center, Moss is working on coastal adaptation and resilience, focusing on decision support for development of time-dependent adaptation pathways. Moss is also researching the co-evolution of coupled human-natural systems and factors that facilitate or limit interdisciplinary scientific collaboration. He has published on climate scenarios, uncertainty characterization, and adaptation.

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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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H. Vincent Poor

Interim Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: B330 Engineering Quad B-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-1816
Email Address: poor@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Energy-efficiency in wireless networks; smart grid, Internet of Things, power system resilience

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Warren Powell

Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: 230 Sherrerd Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-5373
Email Address: powell@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Models for the design and control of a broad range of problems in energy systems, emphasizing problems that involve decisions and uncertainty. A major focus has been the study of high penetrations of renewables, and the design and control of energy storage systems. We are also working on models for driverless fleets of electric vehicles, uncertainty models of wind, solar and electricity prices, and the economics of energy portfolios.

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Barry Rand

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Associate Director, External Partnerships in the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Andlinger Center Executive Committee

Location: B414 Engineering Quad B-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-7692
Email Address: brand@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Thin film semiconductors and electronics; organic perovskite, and chalcogenide semiconductors; photovoltaics; solar energy conversion; light emitting devices

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Jennifer Rexford

Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor in Engineering

Professor of Computer Science

Chair, Department of Computer Science

Location: 222 Computer Science Building
Phone Number: 609-258-5182
Email Address: jrex@cs.princeton.edu

Research Description:

Software-defined networking, including techniques for improving the energy efficiency of information technology infrastructure

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Esteban Rossi-Hansberg

Theodore A. Wells '29 Professor of Economics and International Affairs

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: 289 Julis Romo Rabinowitz
Phone Number: 609-258-4024
Email Address: erossi@princeton.edu

Research Description:

The distribution of economic activity in space and its evolution over time. Economic links between locations and how they are determined by trade in goods, migration, and commuting. The organization of economic activity and how it is affected by global phenomena like climate change and coastal inundation.

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Michele L. Sarazen

Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: A319 Engineering Quad
Phone Number: 609-258-8331
Email Address: msarazen@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Mechanistic investigations of heterogeneous catalysis, carbon capture, and environmental separations via combined synthetic, kinetic, and theoretical techniques; improving efficiencies for conversions of conventional feedstocks to fuels and chemicals and developing renewable alternatives to fuels and chemicals

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J.P. Singh

Professor of Computer Science

Director, Program in Applications of Computing

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: 423 Computer Science Bldg.
Phone Number: 609-258-5329
Email Address: jps@cs.princeton.edu

Research Description:

Energy-efficient software in cloud computing and large-scale computing

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Robert Socolow

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Emeritus

Location: 139 Guyot Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-5446
Email Address: socolow@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Global energy system response to global and local environmental and security constraints; carbon dioxide capture from fossil fuels and storage in geological formations; nuclear power; energy efficiency in buildings; advanced technologies in developing countries

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Naveen Verma

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Director, Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education

Associate Director, Program in Robotics and Intelligent Systems

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: B226 Engineering Quad B-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-1424
Email Address: nverma@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Environmental sensors and computation platforms (low-power circuits and systems)

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Sigurd Wagner

Professor of Electrical Engineering, Emeritus

Senior Scholar

Location: B422 Engineering Quad B-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-4631
Email Address: wagner@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Environmental aspects of electrical engineering; solar energy conversion; devices, processes, and materials for large-area electronics; sensor skins for civil infrastructure

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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

Location: 86 Olden Street
Phone Number: 646-896-9410
Email Address: 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.

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David Wentzlaff

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: B228 Engineering Quad B-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-7781
Email Address: 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.

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