Our Mission - Our Business

The Princeton Site Office (PSO), in partnership with our sponsors, customers, and support organizations, represents the Department of Energy (DOE) at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and contributes to the achievements of Departmental scientific, technical, and institutional goals and objectives at the Laboratory.

We accomplish this by administering the performance-based contract with Princeton University, facilitating transactions, serving as the custodian of publicly owned assets at PPPL, and helping to ensure the protection of workers, the public and the environment.

Through our presence on site, the Princeton Site Office plays a stewardship role on behalf of the Department and the American taxpayer. PSO effectively partners with PPPL to develop and execute plans and programs which are results oriented, cost effective, and responsive to the specific needs of the Department, the Laboratory, other members of the fusion research community, our customers and partners.

Our Vision

The Princeton Site Office will make substantial contributions to DOE and others which will further enable PPPL to reach its full potential as a world leader in fusion and plasma physics science research by being:

  • An advocate of world class fusion and plasma physics research and development through the PPPL and its educational and information dissemination programs.
  • A steward that ensures project management success of infrastructure and safety and health improvements at PPPL are accomplished in a cost effective and time efficient manner.
  • An advocate of a safe and rewarding workplace that practices business excellence, nurtures creativity, is trusted, and delivers results.
  • A Department leader in environmental protection and restoration, waste management, facilities decommissioning and pollution prevention.