Carbon Mitigation Initiative


Alumni Lead Project PI

Craig Arnold Craig Arnold
Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Low-Carbon Energy Group

D410 Engineering Quad

Laser processing and transport in materials. Current projects include laser direct-write and non-traditional patterning of small-scale and flexible structures such as microbatteries, nanomaterials, organic molecular electronics, and living cells and organisms.

David Bradford David Bradford
Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, PEI-STEP, (1941-2005) Deceased.

Policy & Integration Group

Bradford's research centered on public sector economics and he is particularly noted as an authority on taxation. His published papers addressed a wide range of topics, including investigations of public utility pricing, criteria for public investment, the economic structure of urban areas as well as environmental economics and the relationship between economic development and environmental quality. David died Feb. 22, 2005 from extensive injuries sustained while escaping from a fire in his home two weeks earlier.

Pablo Debenedetti Pablo Debenedetti
Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Vice Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science
Fluids & Energy Group

A419 Engineering Quad

Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics of metastable liquids and glasses, in particular water and aqueous systems. He is the author of Metastable Liquids.

Alexander Glaser Alexander Glaser
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School
Policy & Integration Group

202 221 Nassau St.

Nuclear energy and security policy with a particular emphasis on nuclear nonproliferation and arms control. Participant in the University’s Program on Science and Global Security and in the International Panel on Fissile Materials.

Lars O. Hedin Lars O. Hedin
Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Director, Program in Environmental Studies, Princeton Environmental Institute
Carbon Science Group

222 Guyot Hall

Role of ecosystems in the earth climate system. Current interests include the broad controls of nutrient cycles on the land carbon sink, the biogeochemical function of land ecosystems, conceptual and numerical models of land ecosystems, and the role of managed ecosystems for biofuel production.

Peter Jaffe Peter Jaffe
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, CEE, (2001-2002)

Fluids & Energy Group

The physical, chemical, and biological processes that govern the transport and transformation of pollutants in the environment, and their application towards the remediation of contaminated systems.

Chung K. Law Chung K. Law
Robert H. Goddard Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Capture Group

D323C Engineering Quad

Physical and chemical aspects of fundamental combustion phenomena, with applications to propulsion, energy, fuels, and the environment.

David Medvigy David Medvigy
Assistant Professor of Geosciences
Carbon Science Group

212 Forrestal Campus Sayre Hall

Interactions between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere, from the scale of individual plants to the global scale.  Investigation of tropical rainforests as carbon sinks.

Athanassios Z. Panagiotopoulos Athanassios Z. Panagiotopoulos
Susan Dod Brown Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Fluids & Energy Group

A317 Engineering Quad
Molecular-based computational tools for predicting fundamental physicochemical characteristics required for understanding the rational design of CO2 separation and storage processes. Development of Monte Carlo methods for free energies and phase equilibria. Thermodynamic analysis of processes. Modeling of nanoscale hybrid materials, electrolytes, polymers and surfactants.

Jean-Herve Prevost Jean-Hervé Prévost
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Fluids & Energy Group

E232 Engineering Quad

Areas of computational solid and fluid mechanics, wave propagation and transient effects in porous media, multi-phase flows in porous media, nonlinear constitutive theories, dynamic instabilities and localization of deformations and fracture in solids, thermoelasticity, electro-magneto-solid interaction effects, finite element methods.

M.V. Ramana M. V. Ramana
Nuclear Futures Specialist, Woodrow Wilson School and the Program on Science and Global Security
Policy & Integration Group

221 Nassau Street
Nuclear energy in the context of climate change mitigation and nuclear weapons disarmament. Current projects include studying small modular reactors and their fuel cycles, nuclear energy in integrated assessment models for climate policy making. 

George Scherer George Scherer
William L. Knapp '47 Professor of Civil Engineering, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials
Fluids & Energy Group

E319 Engineering Quad

Materials science research on deterioration mechanisms of concrete, stone, and masonry, fundamental examination of transport of fluids in porous media, nucleation and growth of crystals, swelling of clay inclusions in stone, and initiation and growth of cracks.

Daniel Sigman Daniel Sigman
Professor of Geosciences
Carbon Science Group

M52 Guyot Hall

Cycling of biologically important elements for observed correlations between climate and atmospheric carbon dioxide over the last 700 thousand years and the initiation of extensive Northern Hemisphere glaciation 2.7 million years ago. Analytical approach based on the isotopic analysis of N in sedimentary organic matter and microfossils.

Jeroen Tromp Jeroen Tromp
Blair Professor of Geology. Professor of Geosciences and Applied and Computational Mathematics. Director, Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering.
Fluids & Energy Group

336 Peter B Lewis Library

Theoretical & Computational Seismology. Research topics include: surface waves, free oscillations, body waves, seismic tomography, numerical simulations of 3-D wave propagation, and seismic hazard assessment.

Robert Vanderbei Robert Vanderbei
Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Chair, Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, (2000-2001)

Policy & Integration Group

Algorithms for solving nonconvex nonlinear optimization problems. He is also interested in stochastic processes and potential theory.

Robert Williams Robert Williams
Senior Research Scientist
Energy Systems Analysis Group
Technology Group

140 Guyot Hall

Energy technology including fuel cells for transportation and stationary power applications, advanced gas turbine technologies for power generation, advanced technologies for producing hydrogen and other clean synthetic fuels from carbonaceous feedstocks, fuels decarbonization and CO2 sequestration.
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