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In This Issue

Funds for research awarded to students

Faculty news

Q & A with Professor Dan Steingart

Seminars bring leaders to Princeton


Upcoming Seminars

September 16, 2013
Jerald Schnoor, University of Iowa
Biofuels and water

October 14, 2013
Markus Pauly, University of California, Berkeley
 Plant biotechnology for biofuels

November 11, 2013
Willett Kempton, University of Delaware
 Offshore wind and vehicle to grid power

December 9, 2013
Menachem Elimelech, Yale University
Membranes and desalination  

February 10, 2014
Benjamin F. Hobbs, Johns Hopkins University
 Environmental and energy systems analysis

March 10, 2014
Richard Sayre, New Mexico Consortium
 Biofuels feedstocks

April 28, 2014
David Perreault, MIT
 Power circuits and control

All seminars held at 4:30 pm
Computer Science 104

Message from the Director

Dear Friends,

Last month, a remarkable group of industry, government, and academic leaders gathered to examine new approaches to valuing distributed energy. The event, which was hosted by the Princeton Energy and Environment Corporate Affiliates Program, provided an open forum for the group to discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by the U.S. electric utility industry.

As the academic year comes to an end, we’re preparing for a new group of undergraduate summer interns. Students will perform laboratory research under the guidance of a faculty advisor, exploring diverse topics in energy and related environmental issues. I am also very pleased to announce another outstanding graduate student will be supported as our second Maeder Graduate Fellow.

Each of these activities, and others you will read about below, speaks to our efforts to encourage collaboration and discourse among our faculty, students, and industry leaders. These connections will enable us to address the complexities of energy technologies and their effects on the environment.

─ Emily A. Carter
Founding Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Funds for research awarded to students

Warren Rieutort-LouisFive undergraduates have been awarded research funds from the Peter B. Lewis Fund for Student Innovation in Energy and the Environment. Students will conduct research on energy- and environment-related topics this summer.

Warren Rieutort-Louis has been named the recipient of the Maeder Graduate Fellowship in Energy and the Environment for the academic year 2013-2014. Mr. Rieutort-Louis is a graduate student in the Department of Electrical Engineering

Faculty news

Barry Rand, Claire White and Niraj Jha
Two new assistant professors have been jointly appointed to the Andlinger Center and the department of their specialization. In July,
Barry Rand will join us as Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and the Andlinger Center. Claire White has been appointed Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Andlinger Center; she will begin her term in August.

We are also delighted to announce that Niraj Jha, Professor of Electrical Engineering, has been named the Andlinger Center’s Associate Director for Education.

Q & A with Professor Dan Steingart

Daniel SteingartDaniel (Dan) Steingart joined the faculty in February 2013 as an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and the Andlinger Center. Previously, he was on the faculty of the City College of New York, where he was an assistant professor of chemical engineering with a specialization in energy systems. He was recently named a recipient of the Andlinger Innovation Fund for a collaborative project with Professor Bruce Koel of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Professor Steingart is currently teaching a new course, MAE 424/ENE 424, Energy Storage Systems. Read the full interview here.

Seminars bring leaders to Princeton

The 2012-2013 Highlight Seminar Series brought prominent leaders in energy research, economics, and policy to Princeton. Scholars from universities across the country and experts within government and at the U.S. Naval Research Lab and General Motors discussed developments in solar energy, biofuels, batteries, energy economics, and energy policy. Videos of most seminars are available on the ACEE website.

The 2013-2014 Highlight Seminars have been scheduled; see sidebar above. Check the ACEE website for additional seminars and events that will be added as the year progresses.
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