When it comes to global warming, most people worry about power plants. Claire White thinks about another kind of plant — those that make cement. "Cement production and cement powder are a major component of greenhouse gas emissions," said White, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University. "It accounts for between 5 and 8 percent of human-made carbon dioxide." Along with
We all depend upon lithium-ion batteries every day to power our cellphones and laptops. Craig Arnold is working to make those batteries last longer and provide more energy.
Technologies for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere are unlikely to offer an economically feasible way to slow human-driven climate change for several decades, according to a report issued by the American Physical Society and led by Princeton engineer Robert Socolow.
Emily Carter, founding director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton, talks about why she decided to devote the rest of her career to energy research. Laying out her strategic vision for the Andlinger Center, Carter says that Princeton's track record for interdisciplinary work puts it in a unique position to solve the complex energy problems that society faces.
The realization that wind turbines and freight trains have a lot in common changed the trajectory of Warren Powell's career. After decades of work making the transportation industry more competitive and environmentally friendly, Powell has turned his attention to the energy industry. "It's all about resource allocation, whether you need to assign trains better or need to decide how many wind turbines to keep running."
Emily Carter, a Princeton professor of engineering and applied mathematics, and eminent physical chemist, has been appointed the founding director of the University's Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.
This video slide show of Princeton's 2010 Art of Science competition is set to the new song "Art of Science" by the orchestral rock band Miracles of Modern Science (MOMS).
Architects for Princeton's Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment have completed initial plans for laboratory, classroom and garden spaces that support the center's mission while creating an inviting new presence at the eastern edge of campus.
The University is sponsoring an "Art of Science" competition open to all members of the Princeton community with the theme of "energy," broadly defined. Submissions are limited to digital images. Deadline for entries is April 12, 2010.
AUDIO PODCAST (Right-click to save link.) Emily Carter, Arthur W. Marks ’19 Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Applied and Computational Mathematics and director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, speaks about "New Ideas for Green Energy Solutions." Topics in this lecture series on engineering the future include cryptography, sustainable energy, transportation systems, water stewardship, greenhouse gases, and the future of the interne
Princeton scientists and energy industry representatives explored possible collaborations at a June 10 workshop aimed at turning fundamental research into technologies to address the energy challenges of the 21st century.
Princeton University will be home to a new $20 million energy research center for combustion science, as part of a federal initiative to spur discoveries that lay the groundwork for an economy based on clean replacements for fossil fuels.
Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, a New York firm known for its careful attention to context, creative use of materials and innovative modernist work, has been chosen to design Princeton University's new Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.
Gerhard R. (Gerry) Andlinger, an alumnus and noted international business executive, has made a gift to Princeton University to accelerate research on effective and sustainable solutions to problems of energy and the environment. Princeton will use the gift, which will total $100 million, to create the Gerhard R. Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment within the School of Engineering and Applied Science.