Rutgers Energy Institute

Power Sector - Energy and Agriculture

Rutgers researchers have expertise in farm energy issues, including equipment conversion efficiencies, energy audits and the application of alternative energy sources. A particular area of interest is supplemental lighting applications for crop production in controlled environment facilities such as greenhouses and indoor growing systems.

Please contact REI Liaison A.J. Both to learn more

Name A.J. Both
Title Professor and Extension Specialist
Department / Research Program Environmental Sciences
Email both@sebs.rutgers.edu
Phone (848) 932-5730
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Energy Environmental Impacts - Integrated Assessment Modeling

 

Please contact REI Liaison Robert Kopp to learn more

Name Bob Kopp
Title Associate Professor, Associate Director, Rutgers Energy Institute
Department / Research Program Earth & Planetary Sciences
Email robert.kopp@rutgers.edu
Phone 732-200-2705
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Energy Environmental Impacts - Land

 

Please contact REI Liaison Jeanne Herb to learn more

Name Jeanne Herb
Title Associate Professor
Department / Research Program Environmental Analysis and Communications Group; Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Email jherb@ejb.rutgers.edu
Phone (848) 932-2725
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Energy Environmental Impacts - Water

 

Please contact REI Liaison Paul Falkowski to learn more

Name Paul Falkowski
Title Professor, Director, Rutgers Energy Institute
Department / Research Program Director, Rutgers Energy Institute; Bennett L. Smith Chair in Business and Natural Resources; Distinguished Professor
Email falko@marine.rutgers.edu
Phone (848)932-3426
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Energy Environmental Impacts - Climate

 

Please contact REI Liaison Robert Kopp to learn more

Name Robert Kopp
Title Associate Professor, Associate Director, Rutgers Energy Institute
Department / Research Program Earth & Planetary Sciences
Email robert.kopp@rutgers.edu
Phone 732-200-2705
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Energy Environmental Impacts - Air Quality

Energy consumption is the largest controllable source of emissions that impact air quality (e.g., SO2, NOx, primary PM2.5) and climate, including greenhouse gases (GHGs) and near-term climate forcers (NTCFs), such as particulate sulfate and black carbon. The U.S. energy landscape is changing dramatically, driven by economic developments that highlight the role of resource cost on U.S. energy choices. Investigators at Rutgers are linking energy and environmental models at regional and national levels, from hourly to decadal time scales, to comprehensively consider the effects of regulatory policy on climate and air quality.

 

Please contact REI Liaison Mark Rodgers to learn more

Name Mark Rodgers
Title Assistant Professor
Department / Research Program Rutgers Business School
Email mrodgers@business.rutgers.edu
Phone 973-353-1287
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Carbon Negative Technologies - Carbon Capture and Storage

Carbon sequestration is one of many technologies that will be needed to mitigate some of the risks of a large increase in atmospheric CO2. Rutgers is leading an effort to evaluate geological sequestration of supercritical CO2 in saline aquifers (water-bearing sands) both onshore between Massachusetts and Virginia and offshore in previously explored but unproductive hydrocarbon targets.

 

Please contact REI Liaison Kenneth Miller to learn more

Name Ken Miller
Title Distinguished Professor
Department / Research Program Earth and Planetary Sciences; Institute of Earth, Oceans, and Atmospheric Sciences
Email kgm@rci.rutgers.edu
Phone (848)445-3622
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Cross Cutting Technologies - Nanomaterials

 

Please contact REI Liaison Eric Garfunkel to learn more

Name Eric Garfunkel
Title Professor
Department / Research Program Chemistry and Chemical Biology; Institute for Advanced Materials, Devices and Nanotechnology; Laboratory for Surface Modification
Email egarf@rutgers.edu
Phone 848-445-2747
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Cross Cutting Technologies - Catalysis

Production of many synthetic materials and chemical products for various uses generally relies on catalytic processes that are energy dependent. One of the goals of catalysis research at Rutgers is to develop more efficient catalysts that require less energy, produce less toxic waste products while preserving or increasing product yields. The Rutgers Catalysis Research Center (RCRC's) was thus formed with the mission to development novel homogeneous and heterogenous catalysts, photocatalysts, biocatalysts, and nanocatalysts that enable greener and energy-efficient routes for the productions of various fine/pharmaceuticals, commodity chemicals, biofuels, plastics and synthetic materials. Researchers also study fundamental, surface science and theoretical aspects of catalysts and catalysis and investigations of their structures and their structure-activity relationships.

 

Please contact REI Liaison Teddy Asefa to learn more

Name Tewodros (Teddy) Asefa
Title Associate Professor
Department / Research Program Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers Catalysis Research Center
Email tasefa@rci.rutgers.edu
Phone (848)445-2970
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Power Sector - Smart Grid

Rutgers researchers examine the integration of power systems engineering and economics to address pressing public policy questions regarding the environmental, economic and reliability implications of energy efficiency, solar, off-shore wind, and microgrids. Teams have expertise in wholesale and retail electricity market design, renewable portfolio standards and electricity modeling.

 

Please contact REI Liaison Frank Felder to learn more

Name Frank Felder
Title Director and Associate Research Professor
Department / Research Program Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy (CEEEP), Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Email ffelder@rci.rutgers.edu
Phone 848-932-2750
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