Developing sustainable energy sources and protecting the environment require a diversity of expertise, from science and technology to public policy and economics. Princeton engineers contribute particular strengths in materials science, nanotechnology, combustion science, water resources and environmental sensing. Beyond these areas, however, the school fosters collaboration between many fields, including the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. That is the aim of the new Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment as well as the Siebel Energy Grand Challenge. Other key elements of these efforts are the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Engineering Research Center on Mid-Infrared Technologies for Health and the Environment.
Energy and Environment Headlines
The need to balance energy demands, economic growth, climate change mitigation and access to affordable and clean water animated discussions at this year’s annual retreat for Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership, the corporate affiliates program administered by Princeton University's Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.
Prof. Eric Wood and his team of Princeton engineers have deployed their advanced drought and flood risk monitoring program for environmentally vulnerable regions like Niger and other areas in Africa and in Latin America. The program assimilates weather data that are plentiful but hard to analyze for those on the ground.
A delegation of Princeton faculty members — including Dean of Engineering Emily A. Carter and Lynn Loo, director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment — took part in and led discussions on major global issues at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum that concluded Friday, Jan. 20, in Davos, Switzerland.