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Carbon Capture & Storage

Andrew Bocarsly

Professor of Chemistry

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: 388 Frick Chemistry Lab
Phone Number: 609-258-3888
Email Address: 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

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Ian Bourg

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the High Meadows Environmental Institute

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

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 and transport of organic compounds.

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Michael A. Celia

Theodora Shelton Pitney Professor of Environmental Studies

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Andlinger Center Executive Committee

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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Sujit Datta

Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: A321 Engineering Quad
Phone Number: 609-258-4586
Email Address: ssdatta@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Multi-phase flow in porous media; applications of complex fluids for water remediation; fluid dynamics of CO2 sequestration; fundamental science guiding effective and environmentally-friendly routes to enhance oil recovery; controlling function of microbial communities in soils and porous rocks for bio-remediation and water filtration.

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Pablo Debenedetti

Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Dean for Research

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: 91 Prospect Avenue, Room 107
Phone Number: 609-258-5480
Email Address: pdebene@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Molecular modeling of hydrate melting and formation as possible approach to carbon sequestration; molecular modeling of heterogeneous ice nucleation for improved weather and climate models; computational modeling of phase behavior of water, carbon dioxide and salt mixtures for carbon capture and storage and geothermal energy production; computational investigation of water in nafion membranes for fuel cells; desalination with gas hydrates for improved fresh water production and greater energy efficiency

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Claire Gmachl

Interim Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Andlinger Center Executive Committee

Head of Whitman College

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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Christopher Greig

Theodora D. ’78 and William H. Walton III ’74 Senior Research Scientist at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Gerhard R. Andlinger Visiting Fellow in Energy and the Environment (2018-2020)

Andlinger Center Executive Committee

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Phone Number: 609-258-7833
Email Address: cgreig@princeton.edu

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Kelsey Hatzell

Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Location: 224 Andlinger Center
Phone Number: 609-258-2980
Email Address: kelsey.hatzell@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Work on solid ion conductors for advanced energy storage and conversion applications. We are interested in all solid state devices for electrochemical fuel production as well as energy storage systems for electric vehicles. In addition we study low-cost thermal energy storage systems for concentrated solar power integration and production.

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Stephen Pacala

Frederick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

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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Athanassios Panagiotopoulos

Susan Dod Brown Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Chair, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: A217 Engineering Quad A-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-4591
Email Address: azp@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Molecular modeling of phase behavior and transport properties of aqueous electrolytes which are of fundamental importance in understanding the long-term fate of CO2 injected in underground rock formations for carbon capture and storage; computational studies of molten carbonate fuel cells, which can be used for simultaneous electricity production and CO2 purification; liquid metals as plasma-facing components for fusion energy systems

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Catherine Peters

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Director, Program in Geological Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

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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Jean-Herve Prevost

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Emeritus

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Email Address: prevost@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Detailed numerical models of coupled multi-phase compositional thermo-poromechanical effects including leaky wells and discrete fracture models to assess the safety of CO2 injection in deep brine aquifers

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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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Sankaran Sundaresan

Norman John Sollenberger Professor in Engineering

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Andlinger Center Executive Committee

Location: A315 Engineering Quad A-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-4583
Email Address: sundar@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Carbon capture technology planning through use of large-scale simulations of reacting multiphase flows on large computational platforms; plasma-assisted catalytic reactors for energy-efficient synthesis of chemicals

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Claire White

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Andlinger Center Executive Committee

Location: E326 Engineering Quad E-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-6263
Email Address: whitece@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Sustainable cements and related engineering systems including alkali-activated materials, blended Portland cements, carbonate-based cements and influence of additives on cement-based materials. Research focus includes thermodynamics and kinetics of cement phases, chemical durability (e.g., carbonation and sulfate), pore structure and permeability, and non-destructive measurements of sub-micron processes, with a focus on combining experiments and simulation techniques.

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Nan Yao

Professor of the Practice in the Princeton Institute for Science and Technology of Materials

Director, Imaging and Analysis Center

Senior Research Scholar at the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials

Location: 33 Andlinger Center
Phone Number: 609-258-6394
Email Address: nyao@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Utilizing advanced imaging, diffraction, spectroscopy and in-situ techniques, in tandem with theoretical simulations, to study fundamentals of the structure-composition-processing-property-performance relations in complex materials such as nanostructured materials, biomaterials, organic/inorganic interfaces, block copolymers, catalysts, quasicrystals and functional nanomaterials.

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