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Michael Bender

Professor of Geosciences, Emeritus

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

Research Description:

Glacial-interglacial climate change, photosynthesis and respiration in phytoplankton and plants

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Elie Bou-Zeid

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

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 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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M Christine Boyer

William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Architecture

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

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

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

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

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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Luc Deike

Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the High Meadows Environmental Institute

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

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

Physical Scientist, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

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

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

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

Research Description:

Risk modeling, 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

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

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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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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Darren R. Hammell

Andlinger Center Non-Resident Fellow

Gerhard R. Andlinger Visiting Fellow (2018-2020)

Location: 226 Andlinger Center
Phone Number: 201-738-0172
Email Address: dhammell@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Entrepreneurship in energy and energy innovation, especially the impacts of emerging alternative and renewable energy technologies on solar and storage, transportation electrification, and electricity in the developing world

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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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Lars Hedin

George M. Moffett Professor of Biology

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the High Meadows Environmental Institute

Chair, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

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

Research Description:

Seeks to understand the biosphere’s dynamics by developing a new family of theories, and quantitative analyses

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Peter Jaffe

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

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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; bioremediation of recalcitrant pollutants, including PFAS; energy efficient methods for nitrification and denitrification.

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Ching-Yao Lai

Assistant Professor of Geosciences and Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: 418C Guyot Hall
Phone Number: 609-937-6329
Email Address: cylai@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Dr. Ching-Yao Lai specializes in geophysics and climate science using mathematical models, laboratory experiments, machine-learning and simulations to explore how fluid flows, deformable structures, crack and interfacial flows interact. Her recent work combines deep-learning and physics-based models to predict the disintegration of ice shelves in a warming climate.

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Sonya Legg

Senior Research Oceanographer and Lecturer

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

James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

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

Professor of Architecture

Associate Dean, School of Architecture

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

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

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

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, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and CEE

Andlinger Center Executive Committee

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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Richard Moss

Andlinger Center Non-Resident fellow

Senior scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Joint Global Change Research Institute, University of Maryland

Gerhard R. Andlinger Visiting Fellow in Energy and the Environment (2019-2020)

Location: 226 Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Phone Number: 609-258-5158
Email Address: rmoss@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Moss’s research focuses on the role of human agency and decision making in global environmental changes such as climate change. While at the Andlinger Center, Moss is working on coastal adaptation and resilience, focusing on decision support for development of time-dependent adaptation pathways. Moss is also researching the co-evolution of coupled human-natural systems and factors that facilitate or limit interdisciplinary scientific collaboration. He has published on climate scenarios, uncertainty characterization, and adaptation.

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Guy Nordenson

Professor of Architecture and Structural Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

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

Director of the Center for Policy Research on Energy and Environment

Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences, International Affairs, and the High Meadows Environmental Institute

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: 3-C-13 Green Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-2338
Email Address: omichael@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Climate change science and policy, sea-level rise, adaptation, climate-driven migration

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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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Anu Ramaswami

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, and the High Meadows Environmental Institute

Director, Chadha Center for Global India

Sanjay Swani ’87 Professor of India Studies

Andlinger Center Executive Committee

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Phone Number: 609-258-3729
Email Address: anu.ramaswami@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Anu Ramaswami is an interdisciplinary environmental engineer recognized as a pioneer and leader on the topic of sustainable urban infrastructure systems. Her work explores how seven key sectors – that provide water, energy, food, buildings, mobility, connectivity, waste management and green/public spaces – shape human and environmental wellbeing, from local to global scales. Ramaswami’s work integrates environmental science and engineering, industrial ecology, public health and public affairs, with a human-centered and systems focus.

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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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Laure Resplandy

Assistant Professor of Geosciences and the High Meadows Environmental Institute

Location: Guyot Hall 418-B
Phone Number: 609-258-9017
Email Address: laurer@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Climate and ocean modeling; carbon cycle; impacts on marine ecosystems; climate-carbon interactions.

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Esteban Rossi-Hansberg

Theodore A. Wells '29 Professor of Economics and International Affairs

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: 289 Julis Romo Rabinowitz
Phone Number: 609-258-4024
Email Address: erossi@princeton.edu

Research Description:

The distribution of economic activity in space and its evolution over time. Economic links between locations and how they are determined by trade in goods, migration, and commuting. The organization of economic activity and how it is affected by global phenomena like climate change and coastal inundation.

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Jorge Sarmiento

George J. Magee Professor of Geoscience and Geological Engineering, Emeritus

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

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

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

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

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

Research Description:

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

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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

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

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, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

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

Andlinger Center Executive Committee

Location: 86 Olden Street
Phone Number: 646-896-9410
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 High Meadows Environmental Institute

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: 3-C-10 Green Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-7118
Email Address: dwilcove@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Environmental policy; conservation of biodiversity; effects of land-use change and climate change on biodiversity; impact of agriculture on biodiversity

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Xinning Zhang

Assistant Professor of Geosciences and at the High Meadows Environmental Institute

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: M47 Guyot Hall
Phone Number: 609-258-7688
Email Address: xinningz@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Carbon capture; carbon dioxide absorption by oceans, coastal impact

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Mark Zondlo

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Andlinger Center Executive Committee

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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