NEWS for August 2017
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Solar-powered charging stations for drones and cellphones


Working with Minjie Chen, Princeton University undergraduate researchers are developing a system that would allow drones to automatically recharge their batteries at solar-powered charging stations (the stations are also designed to work for cellular phones.) The project is supported in part by the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment's Peter B. Lewis Fund for Student Innovation in Energy and the Environment and the Dede T. Bartlett P03 Fund for Student Research in Energy and the Environment. Read more here.

Claire White wins NSF award and publishes paper on green cement

Claire White has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate and optimize the durability of low embodied energy cement at high temperatures. 

White's recent findings on testing greener alternatives to Portland cement were published in the Journal of the American Ceramic Society. Read more here.

Applications open for Gerhard R. Andlinger Visiting Fellows and Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellows

The Andlinger Center invites applications for the Gerhard R. Andlinger Visiting Fellows Program, with start dates as early as February 2018. Applications from prospective visitors from a variety of backgrounds, including from academia, industry, government, and non-governmental organizations, are encouraged. Read more here.

Applications are also open for the center's new Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships. The program is designed to support outstanding scholars studying in a field related to energy and the environment. Read more here.

Highlight Seminar Series

September 21, 2017
Cristina Archer, University of Delaware
Wind power in the energy landscape

October 19, 2017
Esther Takeuchi, Stony Brook University
Energy storage systems

November 16, 2017
Robbie Diamond, Securing America’s Future Energy
Autonomous vehicles 

December 14, 2017
Seth Darling, Argonne National Laboratory’s Center for Nanoscale Materials
Development of adsorbates for remediating oil spills and enhanced oil recovery

March 15, 2018
Matthew Posewitz, Colorado School of Mines
Micro-algae cultivation for bioenergy technologies

April 19, 2018
Paul Langan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory 
Role of neutrons in energy technologies and sustainability

May 17, 2018
Steven Koonin, New York University
Smart cities and urban resilience

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