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Sigrid Adriaenssens

Sigrid Adriaenssens

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

E332 Engineering Quad E-Wing
609-258-4661
sadriaen@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Life-cycle design and costing of infrastructure and building, design of adaptive structural systems for building energy efficiency, design of large span complex curved structures for minimum material use

Stanley Allen

Stanley Allen

George Dutton '27 Professor of Architecture

Director, Center for Architecture, Urbanism and Infrastructure

S110 Architecture Building
609-258-3737
stallen@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Urban design and planning: Architectural field theory, landscape architecture and ecology as models to revitalize the practices of urban design as related to energy and environmental issues

Craig Arnold

Craig Arnold

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Director, Princeton Institute for Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM)

320 Bowen Hall/D410 Engineering Quad D-Wing
609-258-0250
cbarnold@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Improved batteries, energy storage; photovoltaics, organic light emitting diodes, light- matter interactions

Robert Austin

Robert Austin

Professor of Physics

122 Jadwin Hall
609-258-4353
austin@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Directed evolution of algae for biofuel production, specifically the fast, consistent and high-volume production of oils; reduction in need for external nutrients such as nitrogen for biofuel production

Jose Avalos

Jose Avalos

Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

101 Hoyt Chemical Laboratory
609-258-9881
javalos@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Application and development of technologies in synthetic biology and metabolic engineering; development of microorganisms for the production of advanced biofuels, commodity chemicals, specialty chemicals, and bioplastics; biosensor and metabolic engineering for bioremediation

Michael Bender

Michael Bender

Professor of Geosciences

M48 Guyot Hall
609-258-2936
bender@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Glacial-interglacial climate change

Jay Benziger

Jay Benziger

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

A407 Engineering Quad A-Wing
609-258-5416
benziger@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Optimal configurations for improved fuel cell operaton (producing electricity from hydrogen); hydrogen production; efficient electrochemical pumps for hydrogen purification; gasification to produce fuels from organic materials

Andrew Bocarsly

Andrew Bocarsly

Professor of Chemistry

388 Frick Chemistry Lab
609-258-3888
bocarsly@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Improving membrane fuel cells that convert H2 and O2 or alcohols into electricity; exploring proton exchange polymer membranes; charge transfer processes and materials chemistry for alternate energy schemes including solar photochemistry and electrochemistry; electrochemical and semiconductor based photoelectrochemical conversion of CO2 to liquid fuels and syngas; water splitting for hydrogen production

Elie Bou-Zeid

Elie Bou-Zeid

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

E414 Engineering Quad E-Wing
609-258-5429
ebouzeid@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Measurements and simulations of heat and water exchanges between buildings and the atmosphere; urban microclimatology and hydrology; boundary layer meteorology; environmental fluid mechanics and turbulence; wind energy forecasting, wind farm design

Ian Bourg

Ian Bourg

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Princeton Environmental Institute

E416 Engineering Quad
609-258-4541
bourg@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Research examines the fundamental properties of interfacial water and their impact on geochemistry, mechanics, and mass fluxes in soils and sedimentary environments. Current projects focus on understanding how clay minerals control hydraulic permeability and the fate of transport of organic compounds.