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Andrew Bocarsly

Professor of Chemistry

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: 388 Frick Chemistry Lab
Phone Number: 609-258-3888
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Improving membrane fuel cells that convert H2 and O2 or alcohols into electricity; exploring proton exchange polymer membranes; charge transfer processes and materials chemistry for alternate energy schemes including solar photochemistry and electrochemistry; electrochemical and semiconductor based photoelectrochemical conversion of CO2 to liquid fuels and syngas; water splitting for hydrogen production

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Adam Burrows

Professor of Astrophysical Sciences

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location:  105 Peyton Hall
Phone Number:  609-258-3590
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General energy studies; fission and fusion; climate change; battery technology; policy

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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 and Associate Lab Director for Applied Materials and Sustainability Sciences at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Andlinger Center Executive Committee

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

Location: D430 Engineering Quad
Phone Number: 609-258-5391
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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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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

Phone Number: 609-258-7833
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Chris Greig is the Theodora D. and William H. Walton III Senior Research Scientist at Princeton University’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. He has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE), and holds an adjunct professorial appointment at the University of Queensland in Australia.


His ten-year academic career follows almost three decades of international experience in the private sector, firstly as a company founder, and then in senior executive and non-executive director roles in major engineering, energy, and resources companies. These included the CEO of ZeroGen (one of the early CCS ventures), the Deputy Chair of Gladstone Ports Corp, and the Non-Executive Director of several listed engineering firms.


At Princeton, Chris initiated the Rapid Switch Initiative at the Andlinger Center and is an Affiliated Faculty member of Princeton’s High Meadows Environmental Institute. His research combines, engineering, business, and social sciences to explore the challenges of rapid decarbonization for different regions and sectors. He is particularly focused on how to bridge modeled energy scenarios and real-world implementation. He co-led Princeton’s influential Net-Zero America (2020) study which describes five net-zero emissions pathways for the United States at an unprecedented level of detail.  Chris is also leading Princeton’s efforts on similar collaborative studies with universities in Australia, and Asia.

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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
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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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Michele L. Sarazen

Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: A319 Engineering Quad
Phone Number: 609-258-8331
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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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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
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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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