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2024 Reunions

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment is a proud contributor to Princeton University Reunions – to be held on May 23–26, 2024. All attendees are required to pre-register to attend.

The Clean Energy Transition: Research Initiatives at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Iain McCulloch, a chemist who has produced numerous breakthroughs at the intersection of energy, electronics, and biology, is the next director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. He joins the Princeton faculty as a professor of electrical and computer engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.

Throughout his academic career, McCulloch has drawn from his extensive background in industry, in which he led labs in New Jersey and the United Kingdom to design, develop, and commercialize polymers for applications including solar cells, electronics, and drug delivery. His firsthand industry experience provides him with a broad perspective of not only how to develop cutting-edge materials, but also how to efficiently scale those materials for widespread societal impact. Such a commitment to translating innovative research into real-world solutions is a key tenet of the Andlinger Center’s mission.

“The Andlinger Center’s interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving is what we need more of in academia,” McCulloch said. “I see incredible potential for the Andlinger Center to continue advancing the global energy transition, and I look forward to working with faculty members, early-career and student researchers, and industry experts to contribute to the Andlinger Center’s existing expertise and help expand its reach into new and exciting energy and environmental horizons.”

A man in a blue sweater poses for a portrait at a green garden.