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Stanley Allen

George Dutton '27 Professor of Architecture

Location: S110 Architecture Building
Phone Number: 609-258-3737
Email Address: 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

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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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Ian Bourg

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Location: E416 Engineering Quad
Phone Number: 609-258-4541
Email Address: 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.

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M. Christine Boyer

William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Architecture

Director, Program in Urban Studies

Location: S116A Architecture Building
Phone Number: 609-258-1446
Email Address: mcboyer@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Urban history; city planning and preservation planning

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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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Michael A. Celia

Theodora Shelton Pitney Professor of Environmental Studies

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Director, Program in Environmental Engineering and Water Resources

Location: E409 Engineering Quad E-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-5425
Email Address: celia@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Ground-water hydrology; geological sequestration of CO2; simulation methods for multi-phase flow in porous media; ecohydrology; contaminant transport simulation

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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

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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Jianqing Fan

Frederick L. Moore, Class of 1918, Professor in Finance

Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering

Director, Committee for Statistical Studies

Location: 205 Sherrred Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-7924
Email Address: jqfan@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Risk modleing, statistics, financial econometrics, analysis of big data, computational biology, machine learning, probabilistic tropical cyclone risk modeling

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Mario Gandelsonas

Professor of Architecture

Class of 1913 Lecturer in Architecture

Director, Center of Architecture, Infrastructure and Urbanism in the School of Architecture

Location: S115B Architecture Building
Phone Number: 609-258-8221
Email Address: mgndlsns@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Urban planning and development of sustainable infrastructures for the 21st century

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Lars Hedin

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Princeton Environmental Institute

Director, Program in Environmental Studies

Location: 222 Guyot Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-7325
Email Address: lhedin@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Biogeochemistry, climate change; ecosystem analysis; emergence and maintenance of geographically broad patterns in cycling of nutrients and greenhouse trace gases; local-scale microbial processes; global-scale controls on ecosystem structure and function

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Peter Jaffe

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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Sonya Legg

Research Oceanographer and Faculty, Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Oceanographer and Faculty, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Location: 352 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Phone Number: 609-452-6582
Email Address: slegg@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Ocean turbulence and mixing; understanding small-scale turbulent mixing processes through high-resolution numerical simulations combined with theoretical analysis; deriving new physically-based parameterizations to help improve climate simulations

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Simon Levin

George M. Moffett Professor of Biology

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Location: 203 Eno Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-6880
Email Address: slevin@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Ecosystem and biosphere-level maintenance of macroscopic patterns and processes; evolution of diversification; mathematical modeling; evolution and ecology of dispersal; strain structure in influenza; public goods problems and environmental economics

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Paul Lewis

Associate Professor of Architecture

Location: S111B Architecture Building
Phone Number: 609-258-3641
Email Address: plewis1@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Design of new intersections between land and water in urban environments in response to rising sea levels; new building forms and organizations based integrated systems and energy flows.

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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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Guy Nordenson

Professor of Architecture and Structural Engineering

Location: S113 Architecture Building
Phone Number: 609-258-9569
Email Address: gjpn@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Climate adaptation design and engineering, particularly in coastal urban regions

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Michael Oppenheimer

Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and of International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School

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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Stephen Pacala

Frederick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Director, Princeton Environmental Institute

Location: 103A Eno Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-6885
Email Address: pacala@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Interactions between the global biosphere and climate; carbon mitigation; effects of global vegetation on climate; large-scale measurement of natural and anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions

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Venkatachalam Ramaswamy

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

Director, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

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

Director, Cooperative Institute for Climate Science (CICS)

Director, Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM) program

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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James Smith

William and Edna Macaleer Professor of Engineering and Applied Science

Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Location: E413 Engineering Quad E-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-4615
Email Address: jsmith@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Environmental sensor systems; urban environments, hydrology and meteorology; extreme floods, including the impact of urban environments

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Alexander Smits

Eugene Higgins Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Location: D218 Engineering Quad D-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-5117
Email Address: asmits@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Design and testing of vertical axis wind turbines; energy harvesting, laboratory simulations of atmospheric boundary layers; wildfire modeling

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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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Robert Vanderbei

Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering

Location: 209 Sherrerd Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-2345
Email Address: rvdb@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Statistical modeling to examine evidence for global warming in local weather data

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Elke U. Weber

Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment

Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs

Associate Director for Education

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, Woodrow Wilson School

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

Director, Program in Environmental Engineering and Water Resources

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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Gerard Wysocki

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

Location: B324 Engineering Quad B-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-8187
Email Address: gwysocki@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Laser spectroscopic sensing for energy and environmental applications; environmental trace-gas sensor networks; active and passive remote atmospheric sensing

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Mark Zondlo

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Location: E403 Engineering Quad E-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-5037
Email Address: mzondlo@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Atmospheric chemistry; atmospheric measurements of greenhouse gases and air pollutants; emissions of carbon and nitrogen to the atmosphere; compact, laser-based sensor development

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