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Pollutant Detection & Remediation

Jose Avalos

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

Location: 101 Hoyt Chemical Laboratory
Phone Number: 609-258-9881
Email Address: 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

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Claire Gmachl

Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering

Location: C234 Engineering Quad C-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-7489
Email Address: cgmachl@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Mid-infrared sensing applications in environment using high-performance quantum cascade lasers; instrument development for remote sensing of pollutants; field deployments of environmental sensors; laser development for mid-infrared, trace-chemical sensors

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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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Bruce Koel

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Location: A311 Engineering Quad A-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-4524
Email Address: bkoel@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Fabrication and characterization of novel fuel cell electrodes; structure, reactivity, and catalysis of platinum alloys; surface reactions of plasma facing components of fusion reactor walls; reaction mechanisms of iron nanoparticles for heavy metal sequestration in groundwater cleanup

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Chung Law

Robert H. Goddard Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Location: D323C Engineering Quad D-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-5271
Email Address: cklaw@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Fundamentals of combustion, with applications in propulsion, energy and environmental issues; combustion of fuel droplets and sprays; incineration of hazardous wastes; chemistry of flame-generated pollutants; formulation of high-performance propulsion fuels

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Naomi Leonard

Edwin S. Wilsey Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Location: D234 Engineering Quad D-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-5129
Email Address: naomi@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Design/control of new kinds of sustainable and adaptive environmental sensing and observation systems (special focus on marine environments/ocean)

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Richard Miles

Robert Porter Patterson Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Emeritus

Location: D412 Engineering Quad D-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-5131
Email Address: miles@princeton.edu

Research Description:

High-sensitivity detection of pollutants and environmental contaminants (CO, NO2, etc); combustion control by lasers and microwaves

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Catherine Peters

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Director, Program in Geological Engineering

Location: E417A Engineering Quad E-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-5645
Email Address: cap@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Environmental water quality and industrial wastewater treatment. Geochemical reactions in energy resources engineering including geologic sequestration of CO2, hydrofracking, and geothermal energy production. Reactive flows in porous, permeable, and fractured media

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Howard Stone

Donald R. Dixon '69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Location: D326 Engineering Quad D-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-9493
Email Address: hastone@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Erosion/corrosion in water flows for cooling in fusion reactors; fluid dynamics of lithium for protecting inner walls of fusion reactors; microfluidic studies relevant to water purification

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Naveen Verma

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

Location: B226 Engineering Quad B-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-1424
Email Address: nverma@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Environmental sensors and computation platforms (low-power circuits and systems)

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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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