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Craig Arnold

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Vice Dean for Innovation

Andlinger Center Executive Committee

Location: 320 Bowen Hall/D410 Engineering Quad D-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-0250
Email Address: cbarnold@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Improved batteries, energy storage; photovoltaics, organic light emitting diodes, light- matter interactions

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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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Jay Benziger

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: A407 Engineering Quad A-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-5416
Email Address: benziger@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Optimal configurations for improved fuel cell operation (producing electricity from hydrogen); hydrogen production; efficient electrochemical pumps for hydrogen purification; gasification to produce fuels from organic materials

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Andrew Bocarsly

Professor of Chemistry

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: 388 Frick Chemistry Lab
Phone Number: 609-258-3888
Email Address: bocarsly@princeton.edu

Research Description:

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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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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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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Pablo Debenedetti

Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Dean for Research

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: 91 Prospect Avenue, Room 107
Phone Number: 609-258-5480
Email Address: pdebene@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Molecular modeling of hydrate melting and formation as possible approach to carbon sequestration; molecular modeling of heterogeneous ice nucleation for improved weather and climate models; computational modeling of phase behavior of water, carbon dioxide and salt mixtures for carbon capture and storage and geothermal energy production; computational investigation of water in nafion membranes for fuel cells; desalination with gas hydrates for improved fresh water production and greater energy efficiency

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Luc Deike

Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the High Meadows Environmental Institute

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: D428 Engineering Quad
Phone Number: 609-258-7920
Email Address: ldeike@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Numerical and experimental studies of turbulent multi-phase flows in environmental systems, air-sea interaction, waves and breaking waves, drops and bubbles

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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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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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John T. Groves

Hugh Stott Taylor Chair of Chemistry

Professor of Chemistry

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: 232 Frick Chemistry Lab
Phone Number: 609-258-3593
Email Address: jtgroves@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Chemical catalysis and biocataysis of hydrocarbon oxidation and functionalization

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Mikko Haataja

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: D404C Engineering Quad D-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-9126
Email Address: mhaataja@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Control of surface structures for multiple applications, including catalysis and evolving microstructures in solid oxide fuel cells and battery materials

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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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Yiguang Ju

Robert Porter Patterson Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Director, Program in Sustainable Energy

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: D330 Engineering Quad D-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-5644
Email Address: yju@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Sustainable energy, low carbon fuels, propulsion, and functional nano-materials for energy, plasma assisted combustion and fuel reforming and CO2 utilization; supercritical CO2 cycle; nano-materials synthesis for high energy and low fire propensity lithium-ion batteries and energy storage

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Antoine Kahn

Vice Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Stephen C. Macaleer '63 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science

Professor of Electrical Engineering

Andlinger Center Executive Committee

Location: B420 Engineering Quad B-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-4642
Email Address: kahn@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Organic thin films and organic electronics for photovoltaics: organic/organic heterojunctions that constitute the core of organic photovoltaic cells; interfaces between organic films and conducting oxides or polymer-functionalized surfaces that constitute the high and low work function anode and cathode of these solar cells; hybrid organic/inorganic semiconductor solar cells; metal halide perovskites and their two-dimensional analogs; chemical doping that increases carrier mobility for improved charge collection

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Yannis Kevrekidis

Pomeroy and Betty Perry Smith Professor in Engineering, Emeritus

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Applied and Computational Mathematics, Emeritus

Location: A319 Engineering Quad A-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-2818
Email Address: yannis@arnold.princeton.edu

Research Description:

Nonlinear dynamics tools and multiphase flow modeling are used to understand the interplay of reaction and transport in PEM fuel cells. Multiscale modeling of complex systems with applications to chemical reactions, transport processes, and agent-based models of behavioral dynamics and urban growth

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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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Ning Lin

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: E328 Engineering Quad
Phone Number: 609-258-0266
Email Address: nlin@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Natural hazards and risk assessment, stochastic modeling, wind engineering, coastal engineering, climate change impact and adaptation, and built environment and sustainability; the study of tropical cyclones and associated weather extremes (e.g., strong winds, heavy rainfall, and storm surge), how they change with climate, and how their impact on the natural and built environment can be mitigated

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Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo

Theodora D. '78 and William H. Walton III '74 Professor in Engineering

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Location: Andlinger Center 118
Phone Number: 609-258-9091
Email Address: lloo@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Thin-film photovoltaics, including polymer and molecular solar cells, hybrid perovskite solar cells and transparent solar cells, printable conductive inks, processing-structure-function relationships of electrically-active plastics, macro-scale energy systems analysis of biomass-derived liquid transportation fuels

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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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Denise Mauzerall

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Public and International Affairs, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and CEE

Andlinger Center Executive Committee

Location: E412 Engineering Quad E-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-2498
Email Address: mauzeral@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Analysis of air quality and climate impacts of various energy technologies (coal, gas, solar, wind) with the goal of identifying options with maximum co-benefits. Analysis of China’s energy future and options for air quality, health, and climate co-benefits. Effect of nitrogen, ozone, and water on sustainable intensification of crop production. Measurement of methane leakage from older U.S. natural gas infrastructure

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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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Athanassios Panagiotopoulos

Susan Dod Brown Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Chair, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: A217 Engineering Quad A-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-4591
Email Address: azp@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Molecular modeling of phase behavior and transport properties of aqueous electrolytes which are of fundamental importance in understanding the long-term fate of CO2 injected in underground rock formations for carbon capture and storage; computational studies of molten carbonate fuel cells, which can be used for simultaneous electricity production and CO2 purification; liquid metals as plasma-facing components for fusion energy systems

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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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Rodney Priestley

Dean of the Graduate School

Pomeroy and Betty Perry Smith Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Associate Director, Princeton Center for Complex Materials (PCCM)

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: A417 Engineering Quad
Phone Number: 609-258-5721
Email Address: rpriestl@princeton.edu

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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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Herschel Rabitz

Charles Phelps Smyth '16 *17 Professor of Chemistry

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: Frick Laboratory, 253
Phone Number: 609-258-3917
Email Address: hrabitz@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Accelerated discovery of new materials and radiation-matter interactions expressed in an optimal control context. Theoretical and experimental analysis of control landscape topology to guide the latter control-based perspectives in the energy sciences

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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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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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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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Jeffrey Schwartz

Professor of Chemistry

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: 390 Frick Laboratory
Phone Number: 609-258-3926
Email Address: jschwart@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Interfacial modifiers in organic photovoltaics; interface chemistry; surface modification of polymer or inorganic conductor or semiconductor surfaces as a means to enhance performance of devices as diverse as diodes, organic transistors, or biosensors; strong interfaces between implant or tissue scaffold surfaces and biomolecules in the context of enhancing tissue integration with a prosthetic device

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Annabella Selloni

David B. Jones Professor of Chemistry

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: 155 Frick Chemistry Lab
Phone Number: 609-258-3837
Email Address: aselloni@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Simulations of materials, interfaces, and processes in photo- and electro-catalysis

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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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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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