Eric Larson

Senior Engineer

Princeton University

Eric Larson is a research professor at Princeton University, where he leads the Energy Systems Analysis Group in the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.  His research intersects engineering, environmental science, economics, and public policy.  His work aims to inform private and public-sector decision making by identifying and assessing sustainable, engineering-based solutions to climate change and other major energy-related problems.  He has published extensively, including on the design and analysis of advanced biomass energy conversion technologies, and a variety of other fossil and renewable energy systems. He co-led Princeton’s recent Net-Zero America study, which modeled alternative technology pathways for the U.S. to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.   Larson holds mechanical engineering degrees from Washington University in St. Louis (BSE) and the University of Minnesota (PhD).