Andlinger Center director, Lynn Loo, will step down as director and join the newly founded Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation, based in Singapore, as its first chief executive officer.
Loo, who is also the Theodora D. ’78 and William H. Walton III ’74 Professor in Engineering and professor of chemical and biological engineering, will take a two-year leave from Princeton University to fulfill this new role, effective August 1, 2021. Claire Gmachl, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering and associate chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will serve as the interim director of the Andlinger Center.
Loo, who began her tenure as Andlinger Center director in 2016, has sharpened the center’s focus on energy systems research and deepened engagement with people and companies outside of academia to solve energy and environmental problems across sectors. Now, she will work on testing and implementing energy technologies to reduce emissions in the shipping sector, collaborating with maritime stakeholders across the world in technology and research pilot projects. The centre was established with an initial fund of $120M SGD ($90M USD) from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and six founding partners.