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Robert Socolow

  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Position: PEI Faculty/Associated Faculty
Title(s): Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
  • Carbon Mitigation
  • Energy - Policy and Security
  • Energy - Technology
  • Environmental - Engineering
  • Environmental - Ethics
  • Grand Challenges
  • Grand Challenges - Climate & Energy
Office: 139 Guyot Hall
Phone: 609-258-5446
Robert Socolow

Research Interests

Global energy system responsive to global and local environmental and security constraints; carbon dioxide capture from fossil fuels and storage in geological formations; nuclear power; energy efficiency in buildings; acceleration of deployment of advanced technologies in developing countries.

PEI Research/Program Affiliations

  • Co-Principal Investigator, Carbon Mitigation Initiative
  • PEI Executive Committee
  • Director, Siebel Energy Challenge
  • Grand Challenges Faculty
  • Climate Futures Initiative


  • MAE/EGR/ENV 328: Energy for a Greenhouse-Constrained World 
  • WWS 585B/MAE 580: Topics in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy — Living in a Greenhouse: Technology & Policy

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