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Michael Bender

Professor of Geosciences

Location: M48 Guyot Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-2936
Email Address: bender@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Glacial-interglacial climate change

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Elie Bou-Zeid

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Location: E414 Engineering Quad E-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-5429
Email Address: 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

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Adam Burrows

Professor of Astrophysical Sciences

Director, Program in Planets and Life

Location: 105 Peyton Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-3590
Email Address: burrows@astro.princeton.edu

Research Description:

General energy studies; fission and fusion; climate change; battery technology; policy

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Maurizio Chiaramonte

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Location: E324 Engineering Quad
Phone Number: 609-258-5426
Email Address: chiaramonte@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Developing, advancing, and leveraging numerical tools, such as finite element methods, numerical optimization techniques, as well as machine learning algorithms, to support the advancement of engineering design and the understanding of fundamental physical phenomena.

Particular emphasis on numerical methods for simulating multi-physics problems involving damage and fracture, largely deforming inelastic solids, viscoplastic fluids, as well as fluid-structure interaction. The development of such numerical tools is driven by applications in the context of energy resources engineering, geophysics & climate modeling, hazard modeling, as well as defense.

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Luc Deike

Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Princeton Environmental Institute

Location: D428 Engineering Quad
Phone Number: 609-258-7920
Email Address: ldeike@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Numerical and experimental studies of turbulent multi-phase flows in environmental systems, air-sea interaction, waves and breaking waves, drops and bubbles

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Leo Donner

Lecturer in Geosciences and Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Location: 257 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Phone Number: 609-452-6562
Email Address: leo.j.donner@noaa.gov

Research Description:

Climate-model development; cloud and convective processes in the atmospheric general circulation; role of clouds in climate and climate change

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Peter Jaffe

William L. Knapp '47 Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Associate Director for Research, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Location: E411 Engineering Quad E-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-4653
Email Address: jaffe@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Biogeochemical cycles applied to environmental remediation, especially water quality and soils. Bioremediation of uranium-contaminated groundwater; biogeochemical cycling in wetlands including immobilization of toxic metals; methane emissions from rice paddies; nitrogen transformation in urban streams and hydrological infrastructure; linking water quality models with climate change models

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Thomas Kreutz

Energy Systems Modeler, Energy Systems Analysis Group

Location: 014 Andlinger Center
Phone Number: 609-258-5691
Email Address: kreutz@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Modeling the performance and economics of environmentally friendly, advanced energy conversion systems that have the potential for high efficiency and low emissions of criteria pollutants and/or greenhouse gases, novel technologies and methods for producing low-cost and low net carbon energy carriers, such as synthetic liquid fuels, electricity, and/or hydrogen – with CO2 capture for sequestration from the atmosphere – from biomass and fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas.  Modeling the prospective deep decarbonization of the U.S. power grid.

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Ning Lin

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Location: E328 Engineering Quad
Phone Number: 609-258-0266
Email Address: nlin@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Natural hazards and risk assessment, stochastic modeling, wind engineering, coastal engineering, climate change impact and adaptation, and built environment and sustainability; the study of tropical cyclones and associated weather extremes (e.g., strong winds, heavy rainfall, and storm surge), how they change with climate, and how their impact on the natural and built environment can be mitigated

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Denise Mauzerall

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School and CEE

Location: E412 Engineering Quad E-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-2498
Email Address: mauzeral@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Analysis of air quality and climate impacts of various energy technologies (coal, gas, solar, wind) with the goal of identifying options with maximum co-benefits. Analysis of China’s energy future and options for air quality, health, and climate co-benefits. Effect of nitrogen, ozone, and water on sustainable intensification of crop production. Measurement of methane leakage from older U.S. natural gas infrastructure

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Michael Oppenheimer

Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs and the Princeton Environmental Institute

Director, Center for Science Technology and Environmental Policy

Location: 448 Robertson Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-2338
Email Address: omichael@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Science and policy of the atmosphere, particularly climate change and its impacts; effects of global warming on ice sheets and sea level

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Venkatachalam Ramaswamy

Lecturer with the rank of Professor in Geosciences and Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Location: 257 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Phone Number: 609-452-6510
Email Address: v.ramaswamy@noaa.gov

Research Description:

Numerical modeling of Earth’s climate system; climate variations and change due to natural and human-influenced factors; past, present and future climates; Earth’s hydrological cycle; satellite remote sensing of climate; climate and air quality

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Jorge Sarmiento

George J. Magee Professor of Geoscience and Geological Engineering

Location: 306A Forrestal Campus Sayre Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-6585
Email Address: jls@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Fundamental processes controlling the ocean-atmosphere distribution of climatically important chemicals, particularly carbon dioxide, and how these have changed through time; global carbon cycle, ocean biogeochemical dynamics, the impact of climate change on ocean biology and biogeochemistry, use of chemical tracers to study ocean circulation, paleoceanography

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Daniel Sigman

Dusenbury Professor of Geological and Geophysical Sciences

Professor of Geosciences

Location: M52 Guyot Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-2194
Email Address: sigman@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Earth’s environmental history; interactions among climate, ocean biogeochemistry, and atmospheric carbon dioxide; the global nitrogen cycle, today and in the past

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Robert Socolow

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Emeritus

Location: 139 Guyot Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-5446
Email Address: socolow@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Global energy system response to global and local environmental and security constraints; carbon dioxide capture from fossil fuels and storage in geological formations; nuclear power; energy efficiency in buildings; advanced technologies in developing countries

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Elke U. Weber

Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment

Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School

Associate Director for Education, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Location: 86 Olden Street
Phone Number: 609-258-7640
Email Address: eweber@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Questions at the intersection of psychology, economics, engineering, and policy that address the importance and role of descriptive/behavioral models of judgment and decision-making under risk and uncertainty and for decisions with long time horizons in environmental and energy-related decision making and policy. Psychologically appropriate ways to measure and model individual, group, or cultural differences in risk taking and time discounting across domains.

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David Wilcove

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs and the Princeton Environmental Institute

Location: 446 Robertson Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-7118
Email Address: dwilcove@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Environmental policy; conservation of biodiversity; effects of human adaptive responses to climate change on biodiversity; impact of palm oil (for food and biofuel) on biodiversity; climate change and spread of invasive plants

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Eric Wood

Susan Dod Brown Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Location: E415 Engineering Quad E-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-4675
Email Address: efwood@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Hydroclimatology with an emphasis on land atmospheric interactions; terrestrial remote sensing; seasonal hydrologic climate forecasts, including land-climate teleconnections; terrestrial water and energy balances and fluxes over a range of spatial and temporal scales; validating satellite retrievals on land surface states; drought prediction

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