The University announced a $100 million gift July 1 from GERHARD R. ANDLINGER ’52 to support energy and environmental research.
The gift will create the Gerhard R. Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment within the School of Engineering and Applied Science and will support construction of a 110,000-square-foot building, to be called Andlinger Laboratory, between the E-Quad and Bowen Hall. The center will include several new faculty positions; major research areas will include sustainable energy sources, techniques to improve carbon management, and energy efficiency.
“The work of the center will help create a better world for our children and grandchildren, which I see as a personal as well as institutional responsibility,” Andlinger said. President Tilghman said the gift would position Princeton “to bring its very significant strengths in science, engineering, and public policy to bear on the challenge of developing technologies that will provide future generations with a healthy environment and sustainable sources of energy.”
Andlinger, a native of Austria, is chairman of the private investment firm Andlinger & Co., based in Tarrytown, N.Y. His $25 million gift to Princeton in 2000 created the Andlinger Center for the Humanities.
(News of the Andlinger gift came as this issue of PAW was going to press; more details will appear in the Sept. 24 issue.)