Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment supports a vibrant and expanding program of research and teaching in the areas of sustainable energy development, energy efficiency, and environmental protection and remediation. The center takes a highly interdisciplinary approach toward translating fundamental knowledge into practical solutions that will enable sustainable energy production and the protection of the environment and global climate from anthropogenic change.
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Areas of Impact
Bioengineering and Health
Bioengineers at Princeton bring together fundamental questions about how living systems work with an engineering approach to solving problems. While much work in bioengineering aims to improve human health, advances in the field also help address other global challenges, such as sustainable food, energy, water, and materials.
Data science accelerates discovery across nearly all areas of science, engineering, and social science. Students and faculty in this area create new data-analysis techniques and harness advanced computing and storage systems to solve problems in biology, the environment, materials science, communications, security, transportation, and many other areas.
Energy and Environment
Students and faculty in every engineering department bring their expertise to bear on securing our energy and environmental future. Much of this work comes together through the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, which supports teaching and research in sustainable energy-technology development, energy efficiency, and environmental protection and remediation.
To be effective in solving critical societal problems, engineers must often work beyond purely technological domains and engage closely with policymakers. Several engineering faculty members are appointed jointly with the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and many others engage broadly on problems tied to policy. The Center for Information Technology Policy is a joint venture of the engineering school and the Wilson school.
The Future Metropolis
The world's metropolitan regions house over 50 percent of the world population, consume about 75 percent of worldwide energy, and emit about 80 percent of greenhouse gasses. By 2050, they will house about 70 percent of all people. Princeton engineers bring together expertise in the environment, infrastructure, climate, data science, sensors, privacy, security, public policy, and many other fields to make cities, towns and suburbs resilient and enjoyable places for people to flourish sustainably.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials
Emily A. Carter
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Zhiyong "Jason" Ren
Civil and Environmental Engineering, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment