Claire Gmachl

Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Interim Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment


Office: E-Quad, B326

Phone: 609-258-7489

Research interests: High performance quantum cascade lasers; innovative quantum cascade laser design; mid-infrared photonics; mid-infrared sensing applications in environment, health, and security; novel semiconductor devices; semiconductor metamaterials.


  • Four people share a stage during a panel discussion.

    Andlinger Center meeting spotlights next-decade technologies and design approaches for the clean energy transition

  • Iain McCulloch named Andlinger Center director, joins Princeton faculty

  • Three people in a room with industrial equipment. Two are looking up at machines in front of them; the other is looking at the people next to him and smiling.

    Formerly incarcerated students dive into engineering research

  • Participants at the teaching awards ceremony

    Engineering students celebrate excellence with annual teaching awards

  • Woman in white protective suit works in cleanroom

    Part Thirteen: Today’s Princeton Engineering

  • crowd at annual meeting

    Andlinger meeting highlights corporate role in clean energy transition


  • Applied Physics

  • Energy and Environment

  • Materials Science and Engineering


  • Professor writes on white board while talking with grad student.

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Faculty member, seated at end of row of colleagues, leads panel discussion.

    Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

  • Researchers, dressed in white suits, work in "clean room" lab under yellow light.

    Princeton Materials Institute