Energy and environment center opens its doors

Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment PHOTO BY DENISE APPLEWHITE

WITH CONSTRUCTION ESSENTIALLY COMPLETE, researchers are moving into the new home of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, a 129,000-square-foot complex dedicated to research and teaching in areas involving energy efficiency, sustainable sources of energy, and environmental protection and remediation.

Located adjacent to the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s “EQuad,” the building is organized around multiple gardens and two large towers. The building holds a classroom and teaching laboratories, office space, a lecture hall, conference rooms, and research labs, including “cleanrooms” that have ultra-low dust levels and shared-use labs that house some of the world’s most sophisticated imaging and analytical equipment.

Emily Carter, the Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment and founding director of the center, described it as a “living laboratory, both as it was being built and upon occupancy.”

The Andlinger Center translates fundamental knowledge into practical solutions that enable sustainable energy production and the protection of the environment and global climate from energyrelated anthropogenic change. The center was founded in July 2008 through a gift from international business leader Gerhard R. Andlinger, Class of 1952.

–By John Sullivan

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First Princeton-Fung Global Forum held in Shanghai

Shanghai skyline

Shanghai skyline (Photo by Dan Day)

Architects, engineers and other scholars gathered in February in Shanghai for the inaugural Princeton-Fung Global Forum to discuss population growth, social trends, climate change and other factors determining “The Future of the City.”

A $10 million gift from Princeton Trustee William Fung, Class of 1970, established the forum and the Fung Global Fellows Program, which is administered by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and brings international early-career faculty members working in the social sciences and the humanities to Princeton for a year of research, writing and collaboration. Fung is chairman of the Hong Kongbased Li & Fung group of export and retailing companies.  The 2014 Princeton-Fung Global Forum will be held in Paris.

-By Dan Day