AUDIO PODCAST (Right-click to save link.) Alain Kornhauser, professor of operations research and financial engineering and director of the program in transportation at Princeton, discusses "Radical Improvements for the Area's Transportation System." Topics in this lecture series on engineering the future include cryptography, sustainable energy, quantitative finance, water stewardship, greenhouse gases, and the future of the internet. The series was developed by the Princeton
Operations research and financial engineering professor Alain Kornhauser has been recognized for his contributions to transportation engineering at the state and national levels.
Fuel cell batteries might power clean cars of the future, but for now they are found in niche applications such as spacecraft, where cost is no object. "We are trying to figure out how you could build fuel cells that operate more simply and are cheaper to produce so that they would be acceptable in a consumer market," said Princeton professor of chemical engineering Jay Benziger.