Professor Alain Kornhauser has been working with New Jersey legislators to make the state more welcoming to automated vehicle technology. Proponents want to change regulations to ease its introduction and support companies that are developing the technology.
Energy & Environment
Business leaders and Princeton University scientists gathered for a daylong meeting November 15 to explore solutions to problems of energy and the environment, including adapting to climate change, evolving the electric grid and enabling greener construction.
The Princeton chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-PU) travels to La Pitajaya, Peru, to construct the first phase of a potable water system.
This short film examines the confluence of Maasai farmers who rely on the Ewaso Ng'iro river for virtually all their water needs, the scientists who study and forecast water flows in the region, and policymakers who work to bring reliable water to local populations.
Sigrid Adriaenssens and Branko Glisic co-taught a course on German thin-shell structures that has resulted in a new exhibit, "Evolution of German Shells: Efficiency in Form," now on display in the Friend Center Engineering Library.
The U.S. electric utility industry faces a critical juncture as new technology and declining prices allow a more "distributed" system of small-scale generators, renewable energy installations and energy efficiency strategies, according to a group of high-level energy industry executives and regulators who met at Princeton University.
The Innovation Forum brings together teams of faculty members, postdocs and graduate students to pitch ideas for commercializing early-stage research to a panel of judges.
Climate change is likely to push nations to adjust their trading patterns to make more efficient use of water, according to new research from a team that integrated separate models of hydrology, climate change and trade policy.
Undergraduate students with a strong interest in how technology transforms society and how cultural influences affect technological progress have a new vehicle for focusing their studies, the Program in Technology and Society.
The Lean Launchpad, a system for starting successful businesses, is driving faculty and student ventures and will be the basis of the Keller Center's upcoming eLab summer accelerator program.
Turning municipal solid waste into fuel and reducing greenhouse gases emitted in making concrete are the first two innovations funded by the recently established Princeton Energy and Environment Corporate Affiliates Program.
A collaboration between Princeton engineers and the Princeton Plasma Physics lab is creating a more accurate understanding of how building materials such as black or white roofs affect energy use.
Princeton researchers have found a simple and economical way to nearly triple the efficiency of organic solar cells, the cheap and flexible plastic devices that many scientists believe could be the future of solar power.
The market for alternative energy technologies shows many areas of promise but also is beset by major uncertainties over regulation and tax policy, a leading energy analyst told an audience of academic researchers and corporate leaders at Princeton University Tuesday, Nov. 13.