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Adam Burrows

Professor of Astrophysical Sciences

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location:  105 Peyton Hall
Phone Number:  609-258-3590
Email Address: burrows@astro.princeton.edu

Research Description:

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 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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Edgar Choueiri

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: D432 Engineering Quad D-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-5220
Email Address: choueiri@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Plasma physics and dynamics applied to space power and propulsion, plasma gasification for waste disposal, environmental acoustics

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Nathaniel Fisch

Professor of Astrophysical Sciences

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: MS30 C-Site T162 PPL
Phone Number: 609-243-2643
Email Address: fisch@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Plasma physics with applications to nuclear fusion energy: plasma waves, current drive, laser/plasma interaction; atomic radiation in plasmas; petroleum refining; statistical inference and pattern recognition, modified Otto-cycle engines

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Alexander Glaser

Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and International Affairs, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

Co-Director, Program in Science and Global Security

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: 202 221 Nassau St.
Phone Number: 609-258-5692
Email Address: aglaser@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Nuclear power (fission/fusion); nuclear fuel cycle/nonproliferation; neutronics calculations for new systems (e.g. small modular reactors; safeguards and verification; energy policy)

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Robert Goldston

Professor of Astrophysical Sciences

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: MS41 C-Site B319 PPL
Phone Number: 609-243-3550
Email Address: rjg@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Experimental plasma physics, plasma heating and transport for fusion energy. Edge power handling. Fusion reactor and power plant designs, including tokamak, spherical torus, and stellarator configurations. Socio-economic aspects of nuclear energy, particularly nuclear proliferation risks

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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

Research Description:

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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Bruce Koel

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: A311 Engineering Quad A-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-4524
Email Address: bkoel@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Surface and interfacial processes; plasma-materials interactions in fusion reactors; plasma-enhanced catalysis; photoelectrocatalysis for water splitting and carbon dioxide reduction; alloy catalysis; chemistry of the battery solid electrolyte interphase

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Egemen Kolemen

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

Associated Faculty of the Program in Plasma Physics (Department of Astrophysical Sciences)

Andlinger Center Executive Committee

Location: D302D Engineering Quadrangle
Phone Number: 609-258-9209
Email Address: ekolemen@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Control system design for fusion reactors; liquid metal flow physics and control; application of dynamics and control theory to experimental plasma physics; Developing low temperature plasma systems for conversion of chemicals such as methane to methanol

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Stewart C. Prager

Professor of Astrophysical Sciences

Location: MS37 C-Site PPPL
Phone Number: 609-243-3553
Email Address: sprager@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Experimental plasma physics, including study of stability, turbulence, transport, and self-organization in plasmas, for use in fusion energy

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Clarence Rowley

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: D232 Engineering Quad D-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-7321
Email Address: cwrowley@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Control of plasmas in nuclear fusion; modeling of fluid flows from a dynamical systems point of view

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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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Anatoly Spitkovsky

Professor of Astrophysical Sciences

Location: 123 Peyton Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-2307
Email Address: anatoly@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Modeling and experiments related to inertial confinement fusion and high energy density physics

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Howard Stone

Donald R. Dixon '69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Chair, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: D326 Engineering Quad D-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-9493
Email Address: hastone@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Erosion/corrosion in water flows for cooling in fusion reactors; fluid dynamics of lithium for protecting inner walls of fusion reactors; microfluidic studies relevant to water purification; electrokinetic effects relevant to energy storage devices

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