The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering concentrates its research activities in ten broadly defined areas. Many faculty members are involved with two or three areas and the multi-disciplinary background of the faculty provides a comprehensive approach to the various topics. This arena provides an opportunity for the student to develop a multidisciplinary background and illustrate the department's dedication to challenging important societal, scientific, and industrial problems.
Research at the Andlinger Center will focus on making fundamental discoveries in engineering and applied science and moving those findings rapidly into the marketplace. Major areas of research will include improving energy efficiency and conservation; developing sustainable energy sources; and improving management of carbon, the component of fossil fuels that leads to the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.
New Jersey Network News reported on Center Activities on 11 June 2009
Energy Frontier Research Center on Combustion
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.
The center will be one of 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers across the country that together are expected to receive $777 million in U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science funding, part of which will come from the recent federal economic stimulus package.
Visit the Combustion Energy Frontier Research Site.
NJN News Reported on this Project on 15 June 2009