Andrew Bocarsly

Professor of Chemistry

Photosynthesis, It’s Not Just for Plants Anymore: Light Driven Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Fuels

Andrew Bocarsly received his Bachelor of Science degree jointly in chemistry and physics from UCLA in 1976, and his Ph.D. in chemistry from M.I.T. in 1980. He has been a member of the Princeton University, Chemistry Department faculty for thirty years. Professor Bocarsly has published over 175 papers in peer reviewed journals and co-authored six patents. Research in his laboratory is focused on the materials chemistry associated with elevated temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cells, including composite membranes for elevated temperature cells and electrocatalysts for direct alcohol fuel cells; visible light photoelectrochemistry for the conversion of carbon dioxide to alcohols; cyanogel sol-gel processing routes to refractory materials, metal alloys and nanostructures; and molecule-based multi-electron photoinduced charge transfer processes.

Professor Bocarsly serves as a consultant and contractor to various fuel cell and alternate energy companies. He is a founder and President of the Science Advisory Board for Liquid Light Inc., a company formed to commercialize the formation of organic commodity chemicals from carbon dioxide using alternate energy sources. Professor Bocarsly has received an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, the Sigma Xi (Princeton Section) Science Educator Award, the American Chemical Society-Exxon Solid State Chemistry award, and serves as the electrochem- istry editor for Methods in Materials Research. Presently, he is serving as a volume editor for Structure and Bonding in the area of fuel cells and batteries.

Michel Di Capua

Head of US Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

What’s Next for U.S. Energy?

Michel Di Capua is Head of US Analysis for Bloomberg New Energy Finance, based in New York City. In his current capacity he oversees an analyst team focused on research and analysis into renewable energy, energy efficiency, and carbon markets. This includes the production of in-depth reports and development of dedicated carbon, REC, and clean energy forecasting models. Michel’s previous professional experience includes solar energy project development with Tata Power in India and strategy consulting for the telecom industry. Michel has an undergraduate degree in Physics from Harvard, a Masters in Literature from Columbia, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Emily A. Carter

Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Applied and Computational Mathematics

Founding Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Emily A. Carter is the Founding Director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. Her current research is focused entirely on enabling discovery and design of molecules and materials for sustainable energy, including converting sunlight to electricity and fuels, providing clean electricity from solid oxide fuel cells, clean and efficient combustion of biofuels, and optimizing lightweight metal alloys for fuel-efficient vehicles. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science. She was awarded the August Wilhelm von Hofmann Lecture of the German Chemical Society in 2011, and she was awarded a Docteur Honoris Causa from L’Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland (EPFL) in 2012. She is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society. She is the author of over 250 publications and she has delivered more than 400 invited lectures. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from UC Berkeley in 1982 and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Caltech in 1987

Pamela Franklin ’91

Branch Chief, Non-CO2 Programs Branch, Climate Change Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Hydraulic Fracturing–Potential Implications for Climate Change and America’s Energy Future

Pamela Franklin serves in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Change Division as Chief of the Non-CO2 Programs Branch. At EPA, she oversees a number of programs focused on reducing methane and fluorinated gas emissions both domestically and internationally from key sectors such as oil & gas systems, agriculture, landfills, coal mining, and electronics manufacturing. Before serving as Branch Chief, Dr. Franklin was the Team Leader for the Coalbed Methane Outreach Program, and served as the Co-Chair of the Coal Mines Subcommittee for the Global Methane Initiative, formerly known as the international Methane to Markets Partnership. She was a Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2006 Technical Guidelines for emission inventories from the energy sector. Prior to joining U.S. EPA, she worked on a range of energy and environmental legislative issues as a Congressional Science Fellow sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Previously, she worked for several years as an environmental consultant, providing air quality technical and regulatory support.

Dr. Franklin earned a Ph.D. from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California at Berkeley, an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University, and a B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University.

Alexander Glaser

Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School

Ralph O. Glendinning University Preceptor

The Future of Nuclear Reactors: Large or Small?

Alexander Glaser is Assistant Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. His research includes both technical and policy analysis relevant to nuclear energy, nuclear nonproliferation, and climate change with a particular focus on the technical aspects of nuclear fuel-cycle technologies and policy issues related to future nuclear-energy use. Glaser works with the International Panel on Fissile Materials and directs Princeton’s Nuclearfutures Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany.

Robert Harriss

HARC Distinguished Fellow

Senior Contributing Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund

Hydraulic Fracturing–Potential Implications for Climate Change and America’s Energy Future

Robert Harriss is a Senior Contributing Scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund and Distinguished Fellow at the Houston Advanced Research Center. He also holds adjunct professorships at Texas A&M Galveston and the Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Houston. His current research is focused on carbon cycle processes and budgets in Arctic regions and continental U.S. He is a former President and CEO of the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC). His professional interests focus on sustainability science, engineering, education and policy. He was formerly Senior Scientist and Director of the Institute for the Study of Society and the Environment at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO. Prior positions included a Harvard University postdoctoral fellowship and faculty appointments at McMaster University (Canada), Florida State University, University of New Hampshire, Texas A&M University, and the University of Colorado. He also served ten years as a Senior Scientist in the ocean and atmospheric sciences at the NASA Langley Research Center and three years as Science Director for the Mission to Planet Earth Program at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. Dr. Harriss obtained a B.S. in Geology from Florida State University and a Ph.D. in Geochemistry from Rice University.

Gregory Hild

Chevron North America, Business Development, Planning and Integration Manager

Hydraulic Fracturing–Potential Implications for Climate Change and America’s Energy Future

Hild has held numerous technical and leadership positions since joining Chevron in 1985 including: development geology, exploration geology and geophysics, and reservoir management and operations. Greg is a member of American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Society of Petroleum Engineers where he was a Distinguished Lecturer in 1999–2000. He has authored several technical papers, served on numerous SPE technical committees, and was a member of the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association Board of Directors 2000-2004.

Currently, he directs efforts related to business and strategic planning, asset integration, property enhancement, and decision analysis since October 2011 for Chevron’s Appalachian/Michigan Business Unit (AMBU). AMBU was created in February 2011 when Chevron acquired Atlas Energy’s shale gas assets in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, West Virginia and Michigan. From February until October 2011, Greg led integration efforts and was the Marcellus Area Manager leading development operations as part of the early Chevron management team.

William Levis

President and Chief Operating Officer, PSEG Power

The Future of Nuclear Reactors: Large or Small?

William Levis is president and chief operating officer of PSEG Power, a position he’s held since June 2007. PSEG Power is a major, unregulated independent power producer in the U.S. with three main subsidiaries: PSEG Nuclear, PSEG Fossil, and PSEG Energy Resources and Trade (ER&T).

Before coming to PSEG, Mr. Levis was Exelon Nuclear’s vice president Mid-Atlantic operations. During his years at Exelon, Mr. Levis oversaw significant improvements, setting records for total annual megawatt production and establishing efficiency records for refueling outages. Prior to joining Exelon, Mr. Levis worked at Ontario Hydro’s Pickering Plant and held several positions over a five-year period with Carolina Power and Light’s Brunswick facility. During this time, the station was removed from the NRC Watch List and set new records in the areas of safety, production, and cost.

Mr. Levis has a B.S. in Marine Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and holds an SRO (senior reactor operator) certification. He retired as a commander in the Naval Reserves and attained his professional engineer license in 1985.

Mr. Levis serves as a member of Pennsylvania Congressman James Gerlach’s Service Academies Selection Committee. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Nuclear Energy Institute’s (NEI) Board of Directors, and serves as a member of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) National Nuclear Accrediting Board

Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo ’01

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Deputy Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Lynn Loo is a leader in the study of organic and polymer electronics. Her research explores the ability to use plastic and organic materials to make flexible and inexpensive electronic devices, including an effort to use plastics to make low-cost systems that convert sunlight into electricity. In 2012, she was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and she received the Owens Corning Early Career Award. In 2010, she was one of five scientists who made IDEAS Lab presentations at the World Economic Forum’s “Annual Meeting of the Young Champions” in China. She received the 2010 John H. Dillon Medal from the American Physical Society and she was a Sloan Research fellow. She earned a BSE in Materials Science and Engineering and in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University.

Denise Mauzerall

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Public and International Affairs

Hydraulic Fracturing–Potential Implications for Climate Change and America’s Energy Future

Denise L. Mauzerall directs the Ph.D. program in the Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy program at the Woodrow Wilson School. Mauzerall’s research program explores linkages between air pollution, health, energy, and climate change. Prior to Princeton, Mauzerall was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, was a program manager at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington D.C. where she worked on implementation of the Montreal Protocol – the international treaty which protects stratospheric ozone, and worked as an environmental consultant. Currently she sits on the EPA science advisory board, is on the editorial board of the journal Atmospheric Environment, and sits on the executive committee of both the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and the Princeton Cooperative Institute for Climate Science. A chemistry graduate of Brown University, Mauzerall holds an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Chemistry in the Earth and Planetary Science department at Harvard University

Pierre Oneid

Senior Vice President and CNO, Holtec International

The Future of Nuclear Reactors: Large or Small?

Mr. Pierre Paul Oneid is Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer of Holtec International. He has also been recently named President of SMR, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Holtec International. SMR, LLC is developing Small Modular Reactor to be deployed around the globe. Mr. Oneid earned an Executive Master of Business Administration from Queens University in Canada in 1998 and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ottawa, Canada in 1981. Mr. Oneid is a Professional Engineer with thirty years of experience in the nuclear industry, including twelve years in mechanical and structural design, eight years of business development and corporate strategy, and 10 years in executive positions. Prior to joining Holtec, he served as an executive in charge of Global Marketing & Sales, Nuclear Division, for Stone & Webster, A Shaw Group Company. Mr. Oneid is the longest serving member of NEI, Nuclear Strategic Initiative Advisory Committee (NSIAC).

Mr. Oneid is the Holtec corporate executive responsible for Nuclear Projects, Manufacturing, Corporate Strategy, and Marketing & Sales. Mr. Oneid views himself as Holtec’s transformation executive with the mission to imbue the company with a “Customer First Customer Foremost” ethos through which he seeks to deepen the company’s relationships with its clients using a core group of the company’s personnel dedicated to strengthening service and responsiveness. In addition to being a die-hard “nuke”, Mr. Oneid is an enthusiastic skier and recreational aviator. Pierre and his wife Michele have four children and live in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

Stephen Pacala

Frederick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Director, Princeton Environmental Institute

Global Warming and the Land Carbon Sink

Stephen W. Pacala has been a leader in relating ecological studies to global climate models and has demonstrated the importance of biodiversity to predicting ecosystem responses and increased carbon. He obtained his B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1978 and his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1982. He was on the faculty of the University of Connecticut before joining the Princeton faculty in 1992. He is the director of the Princeton Environmental Institute and co-director of Princeton’s Carbon Mitigation Initiative. Among his many honors are the Robert H. MacArthur Award, the David Starr Jordan Prize and the George Mercer Award of the Ecological Society of America. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences.

Warren Powell ’77

Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering

Director, Program in Engineering and Management Systems

The Challenges of Uncertainty in Energy Systems Analysis

Warren Powell is a faculty member in the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University where he has taught since 1981. In 1990, he founded CASTLE Laboratory which spans research in computational stochastic optimization with applications initially in transportation and logistics. In 2011, he founded the Princeton Laboratory for Energy Systems Analysis (PENSA) to tackle the rich array of problems in energy systems analysis. He received his B.S. in Engineering from Princeton University, his M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from MIT.

Robert Rosner

William E. Wrather Distinguished Service Professor, Departments of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Physics, and the College, University of Chicago

Senior Fellow, Computation Institute

Director, Energy Policy Institute

Enrico Fermi Institute

Harris School of Public Policy Studies

The Future of Nuclear Reactors: Large or Small?

Robert Rosner is a theoretical physicist. He is on the faculty of the University of Chicago (since 1987), where he is the William E. Wrather Distinguished Service Professor in the departments of Astronomy & Astrophysics and Physics, as well as in the Enrico Fermi Institute and the Harris School of Public Policy Studies. He served as Argonne National Laboratory’s Chief Scientist and Associate Laboratory Director for Physical, Biological and Computational Sciences (2002-05), and was Argonne’s Laboratory Director from 2005-09; he was the founding chair of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Laboratory Directors’ Council (2007-09). His degrees are all in physics (BA, Brandeis University; Ph.D., Harvard University). He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001, and to the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (as a Foreign Member) in 2004; he has also been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Most of his scientific work has been related to astrophysical and laboratory fluid dynamics and plasma physics problems, as well as in applied mathematics and computational physics, especially in the development of modern high-performance computer simulation tools, with a particular interest in complex systems. Within the past few years, he has been increasingly involved in energy technologies, and in the public policy issues that relate to the development and deployment of various energy production and consumption technologies, including especially nuclear energy and the electrification of transport. He is the founding director of the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC), located at the Harris School of Public Policy Studies and Booth School of Business of the University of Chicago.

Robert Socolow

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

The Future of Nuclear Reactors: Large or Small?

Robert Socolow is a Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. His current research focuses on global carbon management and fossil-carbon sequestration. He is the co-principal investigator (with ecologist, Stephen Pacala) of Princeton University’s Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI), a fifteen-year (2000-2015) research project supported by BP (and formerly by Ford). Under CMI, Princeton has launched new, coordinated research in environmental science, energy technology, geological engineering, and public policy. He is a Lifetime National Associate of the National Research Council of the National Academies, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

He received a Ph.D. in theoretical high energy physics in l964 from Harvard University. He was an assistant professor of physics at Yale University from l966 to l97l. He was awarded the 2003 Leo Szilard Lectureship Award by the American Physical Society: “For leadership in establishing energy and environmental problems as legitimate research fields for physicists, and for demonstrating that these broadly defined problems can be addressed with the highest scientific standards.”

Tod Williams ’65 *67

Principal, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

Tod Williams was born in Detroit, Michigan. He received his undergraduate degree and Master of Fine Arts and Architecture from Princeton. For over thirty years he has been principal of his own firm, and in 1986 formed the partnership of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects.

The firm’s work has been repeatedly honored by The American Institute of Architects. In 1988 the firm received a National AIA Award for a dormitory at Princeton University, in 1989 for the Spiegel Pool House addition and in 1992 for two projects in New York City, the Quandt loft and the Go Silk Room. In 1997 the firm won a National Honor Award for the Neurosciences Institute and in 2001 they received two more, for a natatorium at the Cranbrook School and for a house on Long Island. In 2002 they were honored for the American Folk Art Museum, the first new museum built in New York City in over three decades. In 2010, Skirkanich Hall received a National Honor Award from the AIA. Most recently the Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center was awarded an AIA New York Honor Award for the interior architecture and the C.V. Starr East Asian Library was awarded an AIA NY Honor Award for Architecture.

Williams has held visiting professorships at a number of schools of architecture. He taught at the Cooper Union from 1974 to 1989. In 1995, Williams held the Ruth Carter Stevenson Chair at the University of Texas in Austin. He held the Eliel Saarinen Chair at the University of Michigan in 2002, and the Thomas Jefferson Chair in 2004 at the University of Virginia.

In 1982 he received an Advanced Fellowship from the American Academy in Rome and in 1992 he was made a Fellow on the American Institute of Architects. In 2007 he was made a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2009 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

The work of the firm has been published extensively both in the United States and overseas. A monograph entitled Work/ Life was released in the fall of 2000 by Monacelli Press.