Energy & Environment

Energy & Environment

 

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Information and energy are two fundamental needs of society, and electrical and computer engineers play a critical role. Improved technologies allow us to efficiently and intelligently manage energy throughout its lifecycle. Solar cells convert energy from sunlight. Electric motors drive vehicles following Faraday’s Law. Electronic loads ranging from biomedical implants to robotics to large scale data centers will be powered by renewable energy resources. At Princeton, we work on a wide range of fundamental and interdisciplinary technologies to address the energy and environmental challenges of our collective future.

Our students are continually developing novel solutions to electricity generation, transmission, storage, actuation and utilization. Their research also focuses on precisely measuring and monitoring the environmental impacts of existing and emerging technologies. Innovations in electronic devices, circuits and systems, and computer algorithms enable us to push the boundaries in energy science and engineering. Through the study of new materials for solar cells, environment-friendly electronic materials, new circuits in power electronics, advanced atmospheric measurements, more energy efficient computer architecture, and novel algorithms and devices for collecting, processing and securing data for energy systems, researchers in this department make a measurable impact on the future of environmentally responsible energy production, management and utilization.

Faculty

Minjie Chen
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Antoine Kahn
Stephen C. Macaleer '63 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science
Vice Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Ruby Lee
Forrest G. Hamrick Professor in Engineering
H. Vincent Poor
Michael Henry Strater University Professor
Barry P. Rand
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
James Sturm
Stephen R. Forrest Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mengdi Wang
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning
David Wentzlaff
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Gerard Wysocki
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Director of MIRTHE+
Saien Xie
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Princeton Institute of Materials