2017 Annual Meeting – November 10

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment and Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership hosted their Annual Meeting on Friday, November 10, 2017, at the center’s Maeder Hall Auditorium, Princeton University. This year’s annual meeting featured a keynote address on “Three Reasons for Hope in the Fight to Solve Climate Change” by Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund.

This year’s Annual Meeting aims to catalyze the exchange of ideas and spark future collaborations by bringing together corporate leaders and researchers, policy experts, faculty, students, and postdocs for a day of talks, including lightning rounds and panel discussions on electrification of transportation for energy storage and smart mobility and coastal resilience to rising seas and storm surge, faculty research presentations, and a student poster session. For more information, click here.

Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership Announces 2017 Research Funding Available

Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership (E-ffiliates) is pleased to invite researchers to apply for project funding for research in energy and the environment, with this year’s emphases on energy efficiency; utility of the future; carbon capture and storage; sustainable manufacturing and chemical synthesis; or the future of nuclear power. Research proposals are encouraged to consider novel combinations of technological advances, economic analyses, behavioral studies, and policy measures to achieve their objectives. Teams led by a Princeton University researcher as the Principal Investigator are invited to submit proposals with budgets up to $150,000 for year-long projects, with a target start date of January 1, 2018. Up to two projects will be supported. Proposals may be submitted no later than September 22, 2017. See the complete Request for Proposals.

Information on E-ffiliates funding awarded from 2012 – 2016 can be found on the Research page. Funding is made possible through member company contributions to E-ffiliates.

Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership is administered by the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, in partnership with the Princeton Environmental Institute, the School of Architecture, and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Princeton University advances dialogue & collaborations with ExxonMobil

From liquid metal walls for nuclear fusion reactors to battery storage for electric vehicles, Princeton University researchers presented their work on innovative technologies and potential solutions for ensuring the world’s energy and environmental future at a May 9th event meant to further University research collaborations with ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company. ExxonMobil is a member of Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership, a membership-based program administered by Princeton’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. Read more here.

NRG Energy joins Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership

NRG Energy, the leading integrated power company in the U.S, has joined Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership, an initiative that forges research collaborations between practitioners outside academia and experts across Princeton University to pursue transformational innovations in the fields of energy and the environment. The company, whose retail electricity providers serve almost 3 million residential and commercial customers throughout the country, is headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey and Houston, Texas. Read more here.

Jeffrey Fitts to help grow, refine, and strengthen Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership

Jeffrey Fitts joins the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University as the center’s new research and development strategist on March 20, 2017. At the Andlinger Center, Fitts will cultivate and catalyze cross-disciplinary research relationships to develop and support large, collaborative center-grant proposals, and help grow, refine, and strengthen Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership, which is administered by the center. Read more here. 

Reducing carbon emissions and preserving water and air quality discussed at 2017 E-ffiliates retreat

Balancing the needs for energy, economic growth, climate change mitigation, and access to affordable and clean water and air was central to the animated discussions at this year’s annual retreat for Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership. The retreat, which attracted more than 75 participants, brought together Princeton University faculty, industrial representatives, postdoctoral fellows, and students at the Chauncey Hotel and Conference Center in Princeton on February 2nd for a full day of informative panels and in-depth discussions on solutions to energy and environmental challenges. During the intimate meeting, students had the special opportunity to network and exchange ideas on climate change and technological solutions with leading practitioners. Read more here.

Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership

Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership is a membership-based program that enables transformational innovations in the fields of energy and environment through close collaborations between academic experts and industry leaders. With deep and longstanding expertise in key areas of science, technology, and policy, Princeton University offers its corporate partners a unique opportunity to engage in big-picture thinking and to find innovative solutions. E-ffiliates, which is administered by the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, also fosters interactions with exceptional students who are positioned to become leaders and innovators.


Companies are invited to participate in this partnership by becoming a member. See the tabs above to learn more about the program and its benefits. Please email Jeff Fitts, Research and Development Strategist, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.


Mark Zondlo

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Associate Director for External Partnerships
Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment