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Pollutant Detection & Remediation

José 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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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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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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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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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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Bruce Koel

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

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

Research Description:

Surface and interfacial processes; plasma-materials interactions in fusion reactors; plasma-enhanced catalysis; photoelectrocatalysis for water splitting and carbon dioxide reduction; alloy catalysis; chemistry of the battery solid electrolyte interphase

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Chung Law

Robert H. Goddard Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

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

Director, Council on Science and Technology

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

TEES Distinguished Research Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University

Location:
Phone Number: 979-458-2534
Email Address: miles@princeton.edu

Research Description:

High-sensitivity detection of pollutants and environmental contaminants (CO, NO, etc); combustion and aerodynamic control by lasers and microwaves, and plasma based energy conversion.

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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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Z. Jason Ren

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

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

Andlinger Center Executive Committee

Location: 213 Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Phone Number: 609-258-7580
Email Address: zjren@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Water-Energy Nexus; Environmental Biotechnology; Water Resource Recovery; Carbon Capture and Utilization; Microbial Electrochemistry; Water and Wastewater Treatment; Environmental Remediation; Water Desalination; Membranes

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Howard Stone

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

Chair, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

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; electrokinetic effects relevant to energy storage devices

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Naveen Verma

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Director, Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education

Associate Director, Program in Robotics and Intelligent Systems

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

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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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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