Robert Socolow

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Emeritus.
Rob Socolow

Socolow is an emeritus professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton where he has spent 48 years teaching, studying, and expanding how scientists and society understand the environment. For 19 years, he headed Princeton’s first interdisciplinary environmental entity, the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, before helping establish PEI in 1994. Socolow also founded and directed the Carbon Mitigation Initiative with Princeton professor Stephen Pacala. He and Pacala are co-authors of the Stabilization Wedges – a widely published and cited intellectual framework for cutting carbon emissions with available tools.