Emily A. Carter

Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, and the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics; Senior Strategic Advisor for Sustainability Science at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Website: https://mae.princeton.edu/people/faculty/carter

Office: Engineering Quadrangle, D430

Phone: 609-258-5391

Research interests: Quantum mechanical simulation techniques to enable discovery and design of molecules and materials for sustainable energy and carbon dioxide utilization.


  • Four people share a stage during a panel discussion.

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

  • Ammonia fuel offers great benefits but demands careful action

  • Iron's electron orbits are thicker and dimmer than cobalt's, allowing identification of each element

    Like facial recognition for atoms, image distinguishes elements by electron orbitals

  • Illustration of person in background touching a network of hexagons, each containing words related to the reuse of carbon dioxide, such as concrete and aviation fuels

    Recycling carbon emissions could be key climate solution but won’t be easy, report to Congress says

  • Princeton's High Performance Computing Research Center

    Researchers create green fuel with the flip of a light switch

  • Collection of photos of people interviewed for this story, with colorful decoration

    Princeton energy and climate experts weigh in on the impact of the Inflation Reduction Act


  • Energy and Environment

  • Applied Math

  • Applied Physics

  • Materials Science and Engineering


  • Student uses drill press while others observe.

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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

    Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

  • The PPL Lab

    Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

  • Dewdrops on spider web

    Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics