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Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment


Emily A. Carter

Associate Director

Peter R. Jaffe (Research)

Niraj K. Jha (Education)

Yueh-Lin Loo (External Partnerships)

Executive Committee

Rene A. Carmona, Operations Research and Financial Engineering

Emily A. Carter, also Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Applied and Computational Mathematics

Paul J. Chirik, Chemistry

Christopher F. Chyba, Astrophysical Sciences and Woodrow Wilson School

Peter R. Jaffe, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Niraj K. Jha, Electrical Engineering

Yueh-Lin Loo, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Forrest M. Meggers, also Architecture

Guy J. Nordenson, Architecture

Stewart C. Prager, Astrophysical Sciences

Barry P. Rand, also Electrical Engineering

James A. Smith, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Daniel A. Steingart, also Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Claire E. White, also Civil and Environmental Engineering


Emily A. Carter, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Applied and Computational Mathematics

Assistant Professor

Forrest M. Meggers, also Architecture

Barry P. Rand, also Electrical Engineering

Daniel A. Steingart, also Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Claire E. White, also Civil and Environmental Engineering

Associated Faculty

Craig B. Arnold, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Michael A. Celia, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Pablo G. Debenedetti, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Claire F. Gmachl, Electrical Engineering

Yiguang Ju, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Chung K. Law, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

A. James Link, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Denise L. Mauzerall, Woodrow Wilson School, Civil and Environmental Engineering

H. Vincent Poor, Electrical Engineering

Richard A. Register, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Jorge L. Sarmiento, Geosciences

James C. Sturm, Electrical Engineering

Sigurd Wagner, Electrical Engineering

Addressing the ever-increasing worldwide demand for energy, while minimizing impact on the environment, is the primary key to a sustainable future. The Andlinger Center brings together researchers and educators in the interdisciplinary fields of engineering, architecture, the social and natural sciences, and public policy to address this fundamental challenge of the 21st century. It draws upon several fields of study including energy efficiency, renewable energy, pollutant detection and remediation, energy storage, electricity transmission, green manufacturing, carbon capture and storage, and the social science of energy and the environment.

The center consists of faculty drawn from diverse disciplines: architecture, astrophysical sciences, atmospheric and oceanic sciences, chemical and biological engineering, chemistry, civil and environmental engineering, computer science, ecology and evolutionary biology, economics, electrical engineering, geosciences, mechanical and aerospace engineering, near eastern studies, environmental studies, psychology, operations research and financial engineering, physics, and policy.

An important goal of the center is to provide Princeton undergraduates with the opportunity to explore issues related to energy and the environment in a multi-dimensional fashion. These dimensions include generation and deployment of energy systems, quantitative analysis of their impact on economic growth and society, and evaluation of their impact on climate change and the environment. The center aims to produce future leaders who will place us on a sustainable trajectory with their work on science, engineering, architecture, economics, public policy, and environmental issues related to energy systems.

The center offers a certificate program in technology and society, in conjunction with the Keller Center. This program has two tracks: energy and information technology. It is aimed at humanities and social science concentrators. The center also relies on the Program in Sustainable Energy to meet the needs of science and engineering concentrators. Further information is available at the center's website.


ENE 197 Environmental Decision Making (see GEO 197)

ENE 202 Designing Sustainable Systems (also ARC 208/EGR 208/ENV 206)   Spring STN

The course presents anthropogenic global changes and their impact on sustainable design. The course focuses on the mechanistic understanding of the underlying principles based in simple concepts from natural and applied sciences. Based on a reflection of successes and failures, it indicates the feasibility of the necessary changes and critically discusses alternatives. The material is presented in 2 parts: 1) Global Change and Environmental Impacts: studying our influences on basic natural systems and cycles, and 2) Designing Sustainable Systems: studying potential solutions to these challenges through an applied design project. F. Meggers

ENE 203 Fundamentals of Solid Earth Science (see GEO 203)

ENE 221 Thermodynamics (see MAE 221)

ENE 228 Energy Solutions for the Next Century (see MAE 228)

ENE 305 Environmental Fluid Mechanics (see CEE 305)

ENE 309 Science and Technology of Nuclear Energy: Fission and Fusion (see AST 309)

ENE 311 Global Air Pollution (see CEE 311)

ENE 328 Energy for a Greenhouse-Constrained World (see MAE 328)

ENE 334 Global Environmental Issues (see CEE 334)

ENE 366 Climate Change: Scientific Basis, Policy Implications (see GEO 366)

ENE 421 Catalytic Chemistry (see CBE 421)

ENE 423 Heat Transfer (see MAE 423)

ENE 425 Introductory Seismology (see GEO 424)

ENE 427 Energy Conversion and the Environment: Transportation Applications (see MAE 427)

ENE 431 Solar Energy Conversion (see ELE 431)

ENE 441 Solid-State Physics I (see ELE 441)

ENE 442 Solid-State Physics II (see ELE 442)

ENE 477 Engineering Design for Sustainable Development (see CEE 477)