Emily Carter

Position
Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment
Role
Design of materials for sustainable energy and carbon mitigation
Title
Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Bio/Description

Emily Carter is the Gerhard R. Andlinger ‘52 Professor in Energy and the Environment and a professor in mechanical and aerospace engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. She serves as the inaugural Senior Strategic Advisor for Sustainability Science at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, where she works to diversify the lab’s portfolio into sustainable energy, carbon management, and geoengineering. She was the Founding Director of Princeton’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. From 2010 to 2016, she oversaw the construction of its award-winning building and state-of-the-art facilities, the development of novel educational and research programs, and the hiring of its faculty and staff. She then served from 2016 to 2019 as Princeton’s Dean of Engineering and Applied Science, during which time she spearheaded major research, education, outreach, and diversity initiatives. From 2019 to 2021, she was UCLA's Executive Vice Chancellor, Provost and a Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. She is focusing her work fully on what is most meaningful to her, namely, climate change mitigation. Her research focuses on developing and applying quantum mechanical simulation techniques to enable discovery and design of molecules and materials for sustainable energy and carbon dioxide utilization.