Alumni Research Staff & Students

  • Ali Ahmad

    Ali Ahmad

    Postdoctoral Research Associate, Nuclearfutures Laboratory

    CMI Integration
     aahmad@princeton.edu

    Ali Ahmad is research fellow in the Program on Science and Global Security, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. His work focuses on the assessment of the technological aspects of small modular reactors and the potential for their deployment, and more broadly the introduction of nuclear power to new markets. A Physics graduate from The Lebanese University in Beirut, Ali holds a PhD in Nuclear Engineering from Cambridge University.

  • Talal T. Al-Housseiny

    Talal T. Al-Housseiny

    Graduate Student

    Chemical and Biological Engineering
    CMI Technology
     talal@princeton.edu

    Investigation of technical challenges at the intersection of fluid mechanics and energy research; the study of interfacial instabilities that occur in fluid-fluid displacements in porous media: applications to Enhanced Oil Recovery and Carbon Sequestration; the integration of Microbial Fuel Cells in microfluidic devices.

  • Andrew Altevogt

    Andrew Altevogt

    Research Associate

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    CMI Technology
     aaltevogt@calepa.ca.gov

    Numerical modeling projects; theoretical fluid dynamics, groundwater modeling and aquatic chemistry.

  • Brian Arbic

    Brian Arbic

    Research Associate

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    CMI Science
     arbic@ocean.fsu.edu

    Dynamics and energy budgets of oceanic mesoscale eddies, the general circulation, barotropic tides, and baroclinic tides; the impacts of dissipative processes such as bottom boundary layer drag and topographic internal wave drag on both low-frequency motions and tides; isotropy of ocean eddies, coherent vortices and jets, oceanic decadal variability, paleotides, and the coupling between motions in the solid earth and ocean.

  • Oliver Baars

    Oliver Baars

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Geosciences
    CMI Science
     obaars@ncsu.edu

    Interactions of key biological trace metals with biota to understand their influence on the cycle of the major bio-elements and also in the context of changing environmental conditions; Currently investigating how oceanic phytoplankton acquire sufficient amounts of the potentially growth-limiting trace metal zinc under the influence of naturally-occurring organic ligands. Chemical characterization of different zinc species in the bulk medium conducted in conjunction with biological uptake experiments.

  • Andrew Babbin

    Andrew Babbin

    Graduate Student

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    CMI Science
     babbin@princeton.edu

    Biogeochemical modeling in the ocean; interaction of microorganisms with their environment, and the consequences they have on the nitrogen and carbon cycles; how climate change will affect these elemental cycles in the future.

  • Jane Baldwin

    Jane Baldwin

    Ph.D Student

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    CMI Integration
     janewb@princeton.edu

    Jane is broadly interested in how large-scale atmospheric dynamics influence regional climate, with an eye to climate change and policy applications. Her  dissertation research, advised by Prof. Gabriel Vecchi, examines formation of deserts, precipitation variability, and impacts of orography on climate. She also researches temporal structure and risk of heat waves with Prof. Michael Oppenheimer through a PEI-STEP fellowship in joint with Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School.

  • Monika Barcikowska

    Monika Barcikowska

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Princeton Environmental Institute
    CMI Science
     monikab@princeton.edu

    Monika's research interests are: climate change and variability; detection and attribution of extreme events; climate signal decomposition methods.

  • Sarah Batterman

    Sarah Batterman

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    CMI Science

    Carbon storage in terrestrial ecosystems, and the roles of plant biodiversity and nutrient limitation.

  • Claudie Beaulieu

    Claudie Beaulieu

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    CMI Science
     beaulieu@princeton.edu

    Statistical applications in atmospheric and water sciences.

  • Jean-Philippe Bellenger

    Jean-Philippe Bellenger

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Geosciences
    CMI Science
     jean-philippe.bellenger@usherbrooke.ca

    Environmental chemistry; biogeochemistry of terrestrial ecosystems; chemistry and dynamics of soil-organism interactions.

  • Hande Yurttan Benson

    Hande Yurttan Benson

    Postdoctoral Fellow (2001 - 2002)

    Princeton Environmental Institute
    CMI Integration
     benson@drexel.edu

    Modeling and optimization of pipeline networks for CO2 transportation; nonlinear programming, using interior point techniques to solve large-scale real-world optimization problems.

  • Daniele Bianchi

    Daniele Bianchi

    Graduate Student

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    CMI Science
     dbianchi@princeton.edu

    Connections between the large scale ocean circulation and biogeochemical cycling of elements, such as nutrients, oxygen and carbon, as well as radiocarbon and helium-3, patterns of water mass circulation from the distribution of tracers; physical and biological mechanisms that contribute to the maintenance of the observed tracer distribution.

  • Stephanie Bohlman

    Stephanie Bohlman

    Postdoctoral Research Associate (2010)

    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    CMI Science
     sbohlman@ufl.edu

    Tropical forest ecology, particularly as it relates to carbon cycling; linking remote sensing and field data in forest modeling; landscape patterns of species and functional diversity in forests and their underlying physical and historical causes; evaluating current and historical landscape patterns for tropical conservation purposes.

  • Massimo A Bollasina

    Massimo A. Bollasina

    Associate Research Scholar

    Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
    CMI Science
     massimo.bollasina@noaa.gov

    Massimo’s interest focuses on the analysis and modeling of the hydrological cycle of the South Asian summer monsoon from intraseasonal to decadal time-scales, with focus on land-atmosphere and air-sea interactions. He is also interested in studying the influence of the Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau in the development and evolution of the summer monsoon. Massimo is currently working on the improvement of the understanding of the mechanisms of aerosols-driven changes in regional hydroclimate and circulation over South Asia and other regions of the world with the GFDL model.

  • Valentina Bosetti

    Valentina Bosetti

    Visiting Fellow (2008 - 2009)

    Princeton Environmental Institute
    CMI Integration
     valentina.bosetti@feem.it

    International climate agreements, coalition formation and stability; the role of linking reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) to climate agreement; innovation in low carbon technologies.

  • Robert Bruant

    Robert Bruant

    Lecturer (2003 - 2004)

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    CMI Technology
     robert.brurant@bp.com

    Aqueous chemistry, organic/inorganic geochemistry, (multiphase) fluid flow, geology, hydrogeology, CO2sequestration.

  • Keynyn Brysse

    Keynyn Brysse

    Postdoctoral Research Associate (2008 - 2010)

    Woodrow Wilson School
    CMI Integration
     brysse@ualberta.ca

    History and philosophy of paleontology; how scientific knowledge travels across disciplinary boundaries; the reaction of vertebrate paleontologists to the hypothesis that a bolide impact caused the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction 65 million years ago.

  • Lichao Cai

    Lichao Cai

    Graduate Student

    Chemical and Biological Engineering
    CMI Technology
     lichaoc@princeton.edu

    Lichao Cai received his undergraduate degree in B.S. Chemistry from Peking University (2010). Cai is co-advised by Pablo Debenedetti and Brian Pethica and he has been doing experiments on the kinetics of clathrate hydrate formation, with an eye towards using clathrate hydrate formation as a means of desalination of seawater; he started with an empty lab, planned and built a facility to do the kinetic experiments and brought it to a state where we now have lots of "real data."

  • John Cannarella

    John Cannarella

    Graduate Student

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    CMI Science
     jcannare@princeton.edu

    Development of economical clean energy technologies; methods of improving the cycle life of lithium-ion batteries for more cost-effective energy storage.

  • Brendan Carter

    Brendan Carter

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    CMI Science
     brendan.carter@gmail.com

    I am currently working to combine the inverse and forward modeling approaches. The forward modeling method suffers from uncertainty in the assumptions inherent to the model. The inverse method typically suffers from a lack of measurement constraints to fully resolve the time-history of a parcel of measured water. I intend to incorporate the high-uncertainty estimates of processes obtained with forward models into inverse models that would otherwise be under-constrained. I am beginning this effort by reexamining calcium carbonate cycling using alkalinity distributions and ocean mixing parameterizations from ocean circulation models.

  • John Caspersen

    John Caspersen

    Research Associate (1998 - 2002)

    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    CMI Science
     john.caspersen@utoronto.ca

    Human impacts on the structure, composition, and function of forest ecosystems, as well as the interactions between forest ecosystems, global biogeochemical cycles, and climate.

  • Nicolas Cassar

    Nicolas Cassar

    Associate Research Scholar, (2004 - 2009)

    Geosciences
    CMI Science
     nicolas.cassar@duke.edu

    Atmospheric oxygen; in conjunction with atmospheric carbon dioxide measurements, O2/N2 can be used to better understand the global carbon cycle and, more specifically, the mechanisms by which some of the anthropogenic carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere (land biosphere vs. ocean).

  • Fuat Celik

    Fuat Celik

    Research Associate, (2002 - 2003)

    Princeton Environmental Institute
    CMI Technology
     fuatecelik@berkeley.edu

    Solid super acid catalyzed carbon-carbon bond formation in ethylene glycol precursors.

  • Shoibal Chakravarty

    Shoibal Chakravarty

    Associate Research Scholar

    Princeton Environmental Institute
    CMI Integration
     shoibalc@princeton.edu

    The study of energy use and emissions as a function of economic development and the resulting change in lifestyle patterns; the projection of aviation demand resulting from economic growth over the next fifty years; integrating equity into international climate policies.

  • Anping Chen

    Anping Chen

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    CMI Science
     anpingc@princeton.edu

    The global carbon cycle and climate change; understanding the impact of human activity to global carbon balance, vegetation dynamics; modelling biodiversity and biogeography.

  • Haiping Chen

    Haiping Chen

    Visiting Fellow, (2010)

    Princeton Environmental Institute
    CMI Technology

    Energy conservation technology; Energy economics and policy; Condition monitoring and control for power plant equipment.

  • Sandy Clark

    Sandy Clark

    Computing Systems Manager

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    CMI Science
     saender@cis.upenn.edu

    Computer and network security, network eavesdropping and risk perception.

  • Heleen de Coninck

    Heleen Coninck

    Visiting Student Research Collaborator, (2006)

    Princeton Environmental Institute
    CMI Integration
     deconinck@ecn.nl

    Rural electrification, the Clean Development Mechanism, CO2 capture and storage, and policy interactions in climate policy, particularly in energy security and air quality.

  • Stefano Consonni

    Stefano Consonni

    Visiting Research Scientist, (2002-2003, 2007)

    Princeton Environmental Institute
    CMI Integration
     stefano.consonni@polimi.it

    Turbomachinery; themodynamic analysis of energy systems; gas turbine and combined cycle power plants; power generation from coal, biomass or non-conventional fuels; CO2 capture and storage; waste-to-energy systems; cogeneration of electricity and heat; strategies and technologies to mitigate the greenhouse effect.

  • Benjamin Court

    Benjamin Court

    Graduate Student, (2006-2011)

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    CMI Technology
     benjamincourt@alumni.princeton.edu

    Modeling of large-scale CO2 storage in deep saline formations in Alberta (Canada); quantifying CO2 and brine leakage risk through abandoned wells; technical, regulatory, and public acceptance barriers of large-scale CCS implementation; specifically investigating potential synergies to tackle both the additional water demands of CO2 capture, as well as CO2 sequestration pressure management challenges.

  • Cyril Crevoisier

    Cyril Crevoisier

    Research Associate, (2007)

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    CMI Science
     cyril.crevoisier@lmd.polytechnique.fr

    Improving the understanding of carbon sources and sinks at the surface through the development of new estimation methods involving data from various origins (aircrafts, towers) and different kinds of models (atmosphere, ocean and land);the use of observations from space to study CO2 atmospheric distribution.

  • David Denkenberger

    David Denkenberger

    Graduate Student

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    CMI Technology
     david.denkenberger@gmail.com

    Optimizing wind turbine technology for turbine arrays, coupling with electricity storage or long transmission lines, and climate impacts.

  • Jeanne DeNoyer Osnas

    Jeanne DeNoyer Osnas

    Graduate Student

    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    CMI Science
     jdenoyer@gmail.com

    Linking plant ecology to ecosystem dynamics; phylogenetic and biogeographic patterns of plant traits and plant communities; trophic cascades; savannah structure and function.

  • Curtis Deutsch

    Curtis Deutsch

    Graduate Student, PEI-STEP

    CMI Science
     cdeutsch@atmos.ucla.edu

    Contribute to a coherent understanding of the interactions between ecosystems and climate so that we may better understand past and predict future changes in the environment. Use numerical models with varying degrees of complexity to synthesize and clarify current understanding because these interactions involve diverse processes occurring on many spatial and temporal scales. Current research has focused on modeling connections between ocean biogeochemistry and climate from human to geological time scales and understanding large scale patterns in the response of terrestrial species to anthropogenic climate warming.

  • Mark Dobossy

    Mark Dobossy

    High Performance Computing Specialist

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    CMI Technology
     mdobossy@princeton.edu

    Development of massively parallel semi-analytical algorithms to predict leakage of CO2 stored in deep brine aquifers.

  • Jeffrey Domanski

    Jeffrey Domanski

    Graduate Student

    Woodrow Wilson School
    CMI Integration

    The development and implementation of environmental emissions trading markets with a focus on the regional and international markets that are forming to address carbon emissions linked to global climate change. The impacts of individual/group behavior and decision-making on the successful application of these policies through a focus on the participation of U.S. farmers in these markets.

  • Simon Donner

    Simon Donner

    Research Associate, PEI-STEP

    CMI Science
     simon.donner@ubc.ca

    Climate change and aquatic ecosystems, using field measurements and computer modeling to evaluate how past climate experience affects the resilience of ecosystems like coral reefs to climate change. This research helps develop effective strategies for adaptation and mitigation. Ongoing projects include coral reef resilience in the central equatorial Pacific; developing global tools for predicting coral bleaching; climate change adaptation strategies for south and central Pacific Islands; and the effect of climate variability on nitrogen and phosphorus pollution to coastal waters.

  • Florian Doster

    Florian Doster

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    CMI Technology
     fdoster@princeton.edu

    Fundamentals of multi-phase flow in porous media, in particular how process history dependence, i.e. hysteresis and trapping of fluids relate to each other. In CO2 storage, a profound understanding of trapping phenomena is particularly relevant because trapping increases storage security.

  • Stephanie Downes

    Stephanie Downes

    Senior Research Assistant

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    CMI Science
     stephanie.downes@anu.edu.au

    Research focuses on the formation and circulation of Southern Ocean water masses. The simulation of the Southern Ocean overturning circulation among climate models, and compared with observations, significantly varies depending on, for example, mixing parameterisations and surface buoyancy and momentum forcing.

  • Carolina Dufour

    Carolina Dufour

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    CMI Science
     carolina.dufour@mcgill.ca

    My research focuses on the Southern Ocean circulation and carbon cycle, with a particular interest on how physical and biogeochemical processes drive their responses to climate changes. To this purpose, I use physical-biogeochemical ocean models either forced or coupled with the atmosphere at eddying resolutions. I investigated the response of natural air-sea CO2 fluxes to the current positive trend in the Southern Annular Mode, with a particular focus on the role of mesoscale eddies and other physical and biogeochemical processes.

  • Andrew Duguid

    Andrew Duguid

    Graduate Student

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    CMI Technology
     aduguid@slb.com

    Groundwater hydrology; numerical modeling of multi-phase flow in saturated well cements.

  • Raymond J. Dybzinski

    Raymond J. Dybzinski

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    CMI Science
     rdybzins@princeton.edu

    The mechanisms of plant species coexistence and plant community structure; the effects of resource dynamics, recruitment, and natural enemies on community dynamics; human impacts on ecological and biogeochemical systems.

  • Ryan Edwards

    Ryan Edwards

    Graduate Student

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    CMI Technology
     rwje@princeton.edu

    Ryan’s research involves numerical modeling of fluid flow in shale gas formations to investigate the fate of hydraulic fracturing fluids and the potential for geological carbon storage in shales. He also has a focus on energy and climate policy. Ryan is a fellow with the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, where he is exploring the role of carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery in scaling up carbon capture and storage.

  • Aloysius Eerhart

    Aloysius Eerhart

    Visiting Student Research Collaborator

    Princeton Environmental Institute
    CMI Technology
     a.eerhart@uu.nl

    Evaluated the Fortran catalyst model for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis within ASPEN Plus and incorporated the PU-PEI's Energy Group technical and economic models for the master thesis at Utrecht University, titled "Exploring the Perspectives of Alternative Fuels Production."

  • Thomas Elliot

    Thomas Elliot

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    CMI Technology
     telliot@princeton.edu

    2D and 3D imaging and analysis; upscaling of processes; radiative energy transport concepts; transfer and utilization of scientific knowledge within government agencies and collaborating groups; policy development and rapid assessment of site response.

  • Brian Ellis

    Brian Ellis

    Graduate Student

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    CMI Technology
     brellis@umich.edu

    Geologic carbon sequestration in deep saline formations as a means to mitigate carbon emissions to the atmosphere; understanding the complex geochemical reactions that will occur after carbon dioxide injection; how these reactions will impact the sealing ability of caprocks and the long-term flow characteristics of the injection formation; combining geochemical modeling and experimental work to investigate these CO2-water-rock interactions.

  • Stuart Evans

    Stuart Evans

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Princeton Environmental Institute
    CMI Science
     smevans@princeton.edu

    I am using GCMs and observations to study atmospheric dust, hydroclimate, and the potential for drought from their interaction. Previously, my Ph.D. research focused on the use of a clustering algorithm to both evaluate GCM cloud occurrence and study the variability of the Australian monsoon.

  • Romain Fardel

    Romain Fardel

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    CMI Science
     rfardel@princeton.edu

    Energy storage systems, processing of energy storage materials, nanostructuring of materials.

  • Caroline E. Farrior

    Caroline E. Farrior

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    CMI Science
     cfarrior@princeton.edu

    Understanding the role of plant communities in the land carbon sink.

  • Abigail Faulkner

    Abigail Faulkner

    Graduate Student

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    CMI Technology

    Effects of carbon dioxide flux on soil biogeochemistry in the vadose zone; using soil column experiments to elucidate changes in soil after saturation with carbon dioxide.

  • Jie Feng

    Jie Feng

    Graduate Student

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    CMI Technology
     jiefeng@princeton.edu

    Experimental studies and theoretical modeling for dispersal of nano-droplets at a triple interface by bubble bursting and its application to produce nano-emulsion and nano-particles with low energy input. Characterization of the near-surface flow on slippery liquid-infused porous surface.

  • Trenton Franz

    Trenton Franz

    Postdoctoral Research, University of Arizona

    CMI Technology
     tfranz@princeton.edu

    Dryland ecosystems; hydrological and vegetation interactions.

  • Ivy Frenger

    Ivy Frenger

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    CMI Science
     ifrenger@princeton.edu

    I am interested in the climate system and its response to anthropogenic forcing. I focus my work on the Southern Ocean, a region which is central to global ocean circulation, ocean biogeochemistry and air-sea heat and tracer exchange, yet its dynamics are not fully understood. Ocean mesoscale eddies are thought to be determinant in the area. In previous work, I investigated properties of ocean eddies based on remote sensing and in-situ data. In my current and future work, I want to further explore eddy properties based on high resolution model simulations which include biogeochemistry, and at the same time examine integrated effects of eddies on the Southern Ocean water mass structure and their biogeochemical characteristics.

  • Thomas Frölicher

    Thomas Frölicher

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    CMI Science
     thomas.froelicher@usys.ethz.ch

    Carbon cycle modeling; variability in the carbon cycle from regional to global scales; ocean acidification; oxygen minimum zones; past and future climate change.

  • Greeshma Gadikota

    Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison


     gadikota@wisc.edu

    Gadikota runs the Sustainable Energy and Resource Recovery Group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests include developing technologies for carbon capture, utilization, and storage, enhanced gas recovery, and upcycling of low value materials to produce high-value products.

  • Sarah Gasda

    Sarah Gasda

    Graduate Student

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    CMI Technology
     sgasda@unc.edu

    Problems related to flow in porous media, including geological carbon sequestration and groundwater flow and transport problems. Computational modeling of multiphase flow problems, with an emphasis on exploring ways to improve computational methods that are applied to problems that have wide ranges in spatial and temporal scales. Upscaling techniques for aspects of multiphase flow problems as well as contaminant transport problems in complex porous media.

  • Daniel Giammar

    Daniel Giammar

    Research Associate

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    CMI Technology
     giammar@wustl.edu

    Chemical reactions occurring at mineral-water interfaces, including sorption-desorption and dissolution-precipitation reactions; examining the rates and equilibrium of mineral-water reactions occurring at conditions expected during deep aquifer sequestration of carbon dioxide.

  • Emanuel Gloor

    Emanuel Gloor

    Research Scholar

    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    CMI Science
     e.gloor@leeds.ac.uk

    The global carbon cycle and biogeochemical cycles related to the carbon cycle like the oxygen, carbon monoxide and methane cycles. The current state and changes of carbon pools using 3D fluid dynamic models of atmosphere and oceans to interpret concentration data. This is important because feedbacks of land vegetation and ocean circulation and biota as a consequence of global warming are not fully understood and may well hold surprises.

  • Anand Gnanadesikan

    Anand Gnanadesikan

    Lecturer

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    CMI Science
     gnanades@jhu.edu

    Physical circulation, biogeochemical cycling, climate modeling.

  • Gennady Gor

    Gennady Gor

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    CMI Technology
     ggor@princeton.edu

    Simulations of carbon dioxide leakage conditions from deep saline aquifers: coupling thermodynamics of CO2-brine mixtures, transport in porous media and geomechanics.

  • Anne Gothmann

    Anne Gothmann

    Graduate Student

    Geosciences
    CMI Science
     agothman@princeton.edu

    Interested in the relationships between climate, the carbon cycle, and large-scale geologic processes. Currently, research focuses on using fossil corals to reconstruct past changes in seawater chemistry, with an eventual goal of achieving a better understanding of how those changes are linked to the earth-climate system.

  • Imene Goumiri

    Imene Goumiri

    Graduate Student

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    CMI Technology
     igoumiri@princeton.edu

    Computational fluid dynamics and numerical modeling of leakage of CO2 stored in deep saline aquifers.

  • Alison Gray

    Alison Gray

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    CMI Science
     argray@uw.edu

    My general research interests include large-scale ocean circulation and dynamics, the ocean's role in climate, and interactions between physical processes and global biogeochemical cycles. My Ph.D. research focuses on using observations from the Argo array of profiling floats to address questions regarding global large-scale circulation. As part of this work I have developed Absolute Geostrophic Velocities from Argo, a gridded velocity data set available for download.

  • Jeffrey Greenblatt

    Jeffrey Greenblatt

    Postdoctoral Associate

    Princeton Environmental Institute
    CMI Integration
     buygreen@gmail.com

    Ocean carbon cycle modeling, the economics of wind energy and energy storage, and the development of the "wedge" climate stabilization concept.

  • Bo Guo

    Bo Guo

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    CMI Technology
     boguo@princeton.edu

    Bo earned his Bachelor degree of Hydraulic Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2011. His research interests lie in multi-scale models for CO2 storage. Currently, he is developing a vertically-integrated model which accounts for vertical dynamics. This type of model will provide an intermediate choice in model complexity between full three-dimensional models and vertical-equilibrium two-dimensional models.

  • Xiangbo Guo

    Kinetic simulation and experimental research on catalytic processes including Fluid Catalytic Cracking process and Hydrotreating process; assessment of clean fuels-related energy technologies and systems; process package design for petroleum processing and chemical process.

  • Andrew Guswa

    Andrew Guswa

    Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    CMI Technology
     aguswa@smith.edu

    To improve our understanding and representation of hydrologic processes to facilitate informed decision-making. The interactions between one's predictive goals and tolerance for uncertainty, and one's characterization of the spatial and temporal variability of model parameters and representation of the physical processes. Recent areas of research include ecohydrologic modeling and an investigation of the role of dry-season precipitation in the tropical montane cloud forests of Monteverde, Costa Rica.

  • Amir Haji-Akbari

    Amir Haji-Akbari

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Chemical and Biological Engineering
    CMI Science
     hajakbar@princeton.edu

    Works on the nucleation of ice and hydrates and dynamical heterogeneities in thin films of hyrdrocarbons.

  • Naima Hammoud

    Naima Hammoud

    PhD Candidate

    Program in Applied & Computational Mathematics
    CMI Technology
     nhammoud@princeton.edu

    Naima received her BS and MS from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. She joined the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton University in 2010. Currently she works on problems in the area of Fluid Dynamics. Her interest in finance is more of a curiosity to learn about the dynamics of one of the most complex systems out there. She is mostly interested in the derivatives market, and keeps up-to-date on what is happening in options trading.

  • Phillip M. Hannam

    Phillip M. Hannam

    Graduate Student

    Woodrow Wilson School
    CMI Integration
     phannam@princeton.edu

    Renewable energy in developing countries; international financing of renewable energy; flexible mechanisms; climate change burden sharing; China-Africa energy investment.

  • Ilkka Hannula

    Ilkka Hannula

    Research Scientist

    Engineering and Applied Science
    CMI Science
     ilkka.hannula@vtt.fi

    Biomass gasification; Biomass to liquid fuels and chemicals; Low-carbon load following power systems; Process simulation; Energy economics.

  • Stephanie Henson

    Stephanie Henson

    Associate Research Scholar

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    CMI Science
     s.henson@noc.ac.uk

    Ecosystem response to perturbations in physical forcing; using a combination of satellite and in situdata, along with model output to quantify how interannual to decadal variability in atmospheric and oceanic conditions impact phytoplankton distributions and productivity.

  • Jake Herb

    Jake Herb

    Graduate Student

    Chemistry
    CMI Science
     jherb@princeton.edu

    Jake’s research is focused on the development of new battery technologies. He is currently working on the synthesis and electrochemical characterization of electrolytes for magnesium-ion batteries.

  • John Higgins

    John Higgins

    Harry Hess Postdoctoral Fellow

    Geosciences
    CMI Science
     jahiggins@princeton.edu

    Processes that control Earth's climate over Earth history; using measurements of stable isotope ratios to reconstruct the chemical composition of the ocean and atmosphere over interesting intervals in geologic time; measuring trapped gases in ice cores drilled in the Allan Hills region of Antarctica to try and extend the record of atmospheric greenhouse gases beyond 800,000 years ago.

  • Michael Hiscock

    Michael Hiscock

    Physical Scientist

    CMI Science
     michael.hiscock@gmail.com

    Understanding the ocean's role in the maintenance and variability of the climate; marine ecosystem dynamics using models of and field campaigns to the Southern Ocea; how upwelling Modified Circumpolar Deep Water regulates primary production and carbon export off the coast of Antarctica.

  • David Ho

    David Ho

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Geosciences
    CMI Science
     david.ho@hawaii.edu

    Using variations in atmospheric O2 concentrations to study factors that affect the global carbon cycle, including rates of net production (photosynthesis minus respiration) on the scale of a hemisphere.

  • Brian M. Hopkinson

    Brian M. Hopkinson

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Geosciences
    CMI Science
     bmhopkin@uga.edu

    Research focuses on how marine phytoplankton, and to a lesser extent bacteria, acquire and process nutrients (primarily carbon and iron), and how, in turn, the availability of these nutrients alters the abundance and distribution of marine microorganisms; mechanisms phytoplankton use to acquire CO2 for photosynthesis, and the effects of rising CO2 on the physiology and ecology of marine phytoplankton.

  • Xinwo Huang

    Xinwo Huang

    Graduate Student

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    CMI Technology
     xinwoh@princeton.edu

    Xinwo has a general interest in energy and environmental studies. His current research interest lies in multi-phase flow in porous media and large-scale numerical modeling, with application to geological carbon sequestration. The ongoing research project takes the Basal Aquifer of Canada as the test case, in order to determine the ability of different models varying in complexity to predict the impact of carbon dioxide injection. With the planned injection sites and rates, and the real petro-physical parameters and geometries of the Basal Aquifer, he compares a cascade of models ranging from single-phase semi-analytic solutions to multi-phase numerical simulators.

  • Marjolein van Huijgevoort

    Marjolein Huijgevoort

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    CMI Integration
     marjolein.van.huijgevoort@kwrwater.nl

    I am studying the interaction between water management and the global water cycle within the framework of the global land model developed at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL). I am specifically interested in the human influence on water scarcity and drought both in the past and future.

  • Andrew R. Jacobson

    Andrew R. Jacobson

    Research Associate

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    CMI Science
     andy.jacobson@noaa.gov

    How ocean and atmospheric CO2 measurements can be interpreted in terms of land and ocean sources and sinks. The spatial and temporal variations of CO2concentrations at the Earth's surface are the result of atmospheric and oceanic transport acting on fluxes into and out of the atmosphere. Both processes are incompletely known, so addressing one necessarily involves the other; statistical models of ocean ecosystem productivity by interpreting satellite observations of ocean color.

  • Adam Janzen

    Adam Janzen

    Graduate Student

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    CMI Technology
     adam.janzen@geostorageconsultants.com

    Numerical modeling of CO2 injection and geologic storage, efficient calculation of wellbore pressures with subscale analytical corrections, effects of diffuse flows through aquitards on pressure response.

  • Hao Jiang

    Hao Jiang

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Chemical and Biological Engineering
    CMI Technology
     haoj@princeton.edu

    My research is focused on the thermodynamic properties, especially the phase equilibria properties, of CO2/H2O/NaCl system using Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulation.

  • Bror Jonsson

    Bror Jonsson

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Geosciences
    CMI Science
     bjonsson@princeton.edu

    Biological production in the Southern Ocean. Comparisons of biogeochemical models and observations. Remote sensing of ocean productivity. measurements of NCP using O2/Ar. Coastal dynamics. Lagrangian particle tracking as a method to explore General circulation models.

  • Jan Kaiser

    Jan Kaiser

    Research Associate

    Geosciences
    CMI Science
     j.kaiser@uea.ac.uk

    Stable isotope measurements of atmospheric gases and aerosols and air-sea exchange.

  • Mary Kang

    Mary Kang

    Graduate Student

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    CMI Technology
     marykang@princeton.edu

    Carbon capture and storage options and related policy areas.

  • Kelly Kearney

    Kelly Kearney

    Graduate Student

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    CMI Science
     kakearney@gmail.com

    Biogeochemical and trophic dynamics in open ocean and coastal marine food webs.

  • Andrew Kelley

    Andrew Kelley

    Graduate Student

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    CMI Technology

    High pressure and high temperature flame speed measurements used to determine the chemistry of bio-fuel combustion; the ignition dynamics of spark ignited hydrogen/air flames.

  • Hyoungsoo Kim

    Hyoungsoo Kim

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    CMI Technology
     hskim@princeton.edu

    I am specialized in a three-dimensional velocimetry for microfluidics flow. I hold special interests in understanding hydrodynamics instabilities (thin film instability) and microfluidics applications (electrokinetic flow). I am very open to cooperate with other topics, e.g. biology (thin-film flow in vivo or the flow field surrounding a living organism). However, to study fundamental problems in fluid dynamics is still at the core of my research.

  • Ja-Myung Kim

    Ja-Myung Kim

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Geosciences
    CMI Science
     jamyung@princeton.edu

    My research focuses on the impacts of ocean acidification on marine phytoplankton. During my Ph.D. (at POSTECH in South Korea), a main research topic was to investigate the CO2-induced changes in growth rate of natural phytoplankton assemblages and organic carbon production. As a postdoc in Morel’s group, I am interested in the bioavailability of iron (Fe), an essential cofactor of enzymes utilized in photosynthesis and respiration in phytoplankton, under acidified ocean conditions. The bioavailability of Fe depends on its binding to organic compounds and the rate of dissolution of Fe minerals. My aim is to understand how these processes are affected by acidification and the resulting change in the bioavailability of Fe to phytoplankton.

  • Seung-Rae Kim

    Seung-Rae Kim

    Research Associate

    Princeton Environmental Institute
    CMI Integration
     srkim@kipf.re.kr

    Environmental economics, public finance, and computational economics.

  • Bob Kopp

    Bob Kopp

    Research Associate, PEI-STEP

    CMI Integration
     rkopp@bobkopp.net

    Earth history, especially the evolution of global biogeochemical cycles and paleoclimate, and its implications for future changes to Earth systems; integrating Pleistocene interglacial sea-level records as a way of constraining ice sheet stability.

  • Sven Kranz

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Geosciences
    CMI Science
     skranz@princeton.edu

    During my Ph.D., which I completed at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research and the University of Bremen in Germany in 2010, I worked on carbon acquisition and dinitrogen fixation by the marine cyanobacterium Trichodesmium. My goal is to quantify as well as to understand the underlying physiological mechanisms of the response of phytoplankton to variations in environmental factors during climate change. Using different techniques based on mass spectrometry, fluorescence and molecular biology allows us to study the metabolism of phytoplankton cells in great detail. Understanding cellular responses will allow us to assess future changes in phytoplankton ecology and ocean productivity.

  • Elena Krieger

    Elena Krieger

    Graduate Student

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    CMI Science
     krieger@princeton.edu

    Materials for energy conversion and storage with a focus on ultracapacitor electrode morphology.

  • Oh Chae Kwon
  • Eun Young Kwon

    Eun Young Kwon

    Associate Research Scholar

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    CMI Science
     ekwon@princeton.edu

    Understanding global climate change and its impact on the oceanic carbon cycle through the use of analytical, statistical, and numerical tools.

  • Thomas Lafitte

    Thomas Lafitte

    Associate Research Scholar

    Chemical and Biological Engineering
    CMI Science
     tlafitte@princeton.edu

    Molecular simulation of organic-hybrid materials.

  • Andrea Lanzini

    Andrea Lanzini

    Fulbright Visiting Graduate Student

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    CMI Technology
     lanzini.andrea@gmail.com

    Research is mostly focused on Solid Oxides Fuel Cells (SOFC), both from an experimental and modeling stand point of view. Also involved in the modeling of innovative SOFC-based power cycles with CO2 capture.

  • Ants Leetmaa

    Developing the physical understanding and tools required to forecast climate from seasonal to centennial time scales.

  • Nicolas Lefèvre-Marton

    Nicolas Lefèvre-Marton

    Graduate Student

    Woodrow Wilson School
    CMI Integration
     nlefevre@princeton.edu

    Induced climate friendly technological change; comparative advantage to change; the role of emerging economies in climate friendly technological change.

  • Evan Leister

    Evan Leister

    Graduate Student

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    CMI Technology
     evanl@princeton.edu

    Evan's research involves comparing the performance of numerical and analytic simulations of two-phase flow. This comparison of modeled sites will be compared to experimental data from existing injection sites. Evan received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota: Twin Cities. There he studied analytical modeling techniques with applications for municipal supply and dewatering.

  • Jennifer Levy-Varon

    Jennifer Levy-Varon

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Princeton Environmental Institute
    CMI Science
     jhlevy@princeton.edu

    Modeling tropical forest carbon and nitrogen dynamics; impacts of disturbance on ecosystem carbon cycling.

  • Dan Li

    Dan Li

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    CMI Technology
     danl@princeton.edu

    Dan’s current research focuses on the impact of urbanization on local and regional climate, as well as the water cycle. The goal of his research work, including his STEP (Science, Technology and Environmental Policy) project, is to study the potential of urban planning policies to reduce anthropogenic stresses on the urban environment, such as urban heat island effect and modification of water flux, based on a better understanding of the interactions between urban development pattern, the climate system, and the urban water cycle.

  • Jie Li

    Jie Li

    Energy Specialist, South Asia Region, World Bank

    CMI Integration
     jli4@worldbank.org

    Energy efficiency, carbon accounting, CCS, and public-private partnership of power sector.

  • Li Li

    Li Li

    Graduate Student

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    CMI Technology
     lili@lbl.gov

    Contaminant reactive transport in natural systems, an interdisciplinary area integrating elements of biogeochemistry, environmental engineering, and subsurface contaminant hydrology; (bio)geochemical reactions in natural porous media (such as soils, sediments, and aquifers) that have major impacts on water quality and on natural attenuation and remediation processes.

  • Yun Li

    Energy demand and supply; carbon emissions; cost-benefit analysis of carbon management; energy, environmental, and climate-related policies; and international burden-sharing of carbon control.

  • Jeremy Lichstein

    Jeremy Lichstein

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    CMI Science
     jlichstein@ufl.edu

    Dynamics and biogeography of plant communities, particularly forests, encompassing both theoretical and applied aspects of forest ecology, including species coexistence mechanisms, the carbon cycle, and impacts of climate change on forest communities. Approaches used include mathematical and simulation models, statistical analysis of forest inventory data, and field campaigns designed to leverage large datasets.

  • Ning Lin

    Ning Lin

    Assistant Professor

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    CMI Integration
     nlin@princeton.edu

    Hurricane multihazards risk analysis within the context of climate change.

  • Christopher Little

    Christopher Little

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Woodrow Wilson School
    CMI Integration
     cmlittle@princeton.edu

    Improving the comprehensiveness and robustness of numerical ice sheet models; framing sea level rise projections in a form that is amenable to decision-making; volunteer chapter scientist in the IPCC SREX special report, which emphasizes the social context underlying vulnerability to climate-related impacts.

  • Guangjian Liu

    Guangjian Liu

    Assistant Professor, North China Electric Power University, School of Energy and Power Engineering

    CMI Technology

    Design and simulation of natural gas conversion and gasification-based conversion of coal and biomass to clean liquid fuels and/or electricity and the application of thermo-economic and lifecycle analysis methods to integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) and polygeneration system design.

  • Yang Liu

    Yang Liu

    Graduate Student

    Center for Human Values
    CMI Technology

    The phase behavior of nano-confined water.

  • Wei Liu

    Wei Liu

    Graduate Student

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    CMI Science
     weil@princeton.edu

    Nonpremixed ignition temperature measurements of liquid hydrocarbons; kinetic mechanism reductions.

  • Adi Livnat

    Adi Livnat

    Graduate Student

    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    CMI Science
     adi@cs.berkeley.edu

    Currently working to build bridges between theoretical computer science and theoretical biology.

  • Luca de Lorenzo

    Luca de Lorenzo

    Graduate Student

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    CMI Technology
     luca.delorenzo@uk.bp.com

    Clean coal technologies, hydrogen production from coal, via innovative membrane-reactor separation systems and coal-gas competition in the power sector; focusing on Integrated Assessment Modeling of energy systems, in particular on the future role of coal in the power sector under alternative climate change policies and considering US energy security.

  • Jenna Losh

    Jenna Losh

    Graduate Student

    Geosciences
    CMI Science
     jlosh@princeton.edu

    The ocean's response to climate change, specifically the response of phytoplankton to increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2).

  • Gao Qing Lu

    Gao Qing Lu

    Visiting Researcher

    Princeton Environmental Institute
    CMI Technology
     dvc.research@uq.edu.au

    Membranes for CO2 and hydrogen separation, fuel cells, and catalytic conversions of gas to liquid.

  • Brian Magi

    Brian Magi

    Associate Research Scholar

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    CMI Science
     brian.magi@uncc.edu

    Simulations of global fire to investigate the role of fire in the carbon cycle.

  • Joseph Majkut

    Joseph Majkut

    Graduate Student

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    CMI Science
     jmajkut@princeton.edu

    Use of ocean models to constrain and study the carbon cycle, ocean circulation and ocean tracer distributions. Example topics include: How can we identify carbon-cycle feedbacks to climate change? To what degree are random and systematic uncertainty affecting the misfit of climate models to data? How informative are tracer distributions to our study of the deep circulation?

  • Sergey Malyshev

    Sergey Malyshev

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    CMI Science
     malyshev@princeton.edu

    Surface-atmosphere interaction and its consequences for the Earth's climate; long-term climate variations and connections with long-term variations of surface properties.

  • Irina Marinov

    Irina Marinov

    Graduate Student

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    CMI Science
     imarinov@sas.upenn.edu

    The role of oceanic circulation in determining the strength of the biological carbon pump and atmospheric pCO2; large scale iron fertilization as a method of sequestering carbon in the deep ocean, using both general circulation models and simple box models. Fertilizing different areas of the ocean with iron can result in very different drawdowns of atmospheric CO2 despite similar increases in biological production.

  • Edward Matteo

    Edward Matteo

    Graduate Student

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    CMI Technology
     ematteo@princeton.edu

    Understanding the mechanism of cement corrosion, such that predictions may be made regarding the possibilities for long-term storage in depleted petroleum reserves; characterizing silica gel that is the end product of the cement corrosion and by doing so, gaining insight into both its mechanical properties and its transport properties.

  • Galen McKinley

    Galen McKinley

    Visiting Research Fellow

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    CMI Science
     gamckinley@wisc.edu

    Ar and N2 in a ocean and atmospheric models; worked on refining the global air-sea exchange rate with 14C and inverse techniques; and continued work on variability of air-sea CO2 and O2 fluxes.

  • Hans Meerman

    Hans Meerman

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Princeton Environmental Institute
    CMI Science
     jmeerman@princeton.edu

    Current research looks at energy facilities converting ligno-cellulosic biomass into transportation fuels and electricity. These facilities are analyzed using process modelling. Based on that analysis, the role of these facilities in creating a sustainable low-carbon energy infrastructure is investigated. Technologies analyzed include gasification, pyrolysis, FT-synthesis and carbon capture and storage.

  • Duncan Menge

    Duncan Menge

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    CMI Science
     dmenge@princeton.edu

    Understanding global biogeochemical patterns and nutrient limitation to plant growth and carbon storage.

  • Bryan K. Mignone

    Bryan K. Mignone

    Graduate Researcher and Fellow

    Princeton Environmental Institute
    CMI Integration
     bmignone@brookings.edu

    Science of global climate change; climate economics and carbon markets; energy technology and innovation policy; politics of climate and energy.

  • Sara Mikaloff-Fletcher

    Sara Mikaloff-Fletcher

    Associate Research Biogeochemist

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    CMI Science
     s.mikalofffletcher@niwa.co.nz

    Atmospheric and oceanic modelling of carbon species, oxygen, methane, and isotopes, inverse modelling, analysis of trends, variability, and anomalies in records of atmospheric tracers related to climate change and ocean biogeochemistry. Recent projects since moving to New Zealand include developing a regional carbon cycle model for Australasia, analysis of newly available Southern Ocean CO2 datasets, and using models to interpret observed concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide and methane in terms of regional sources and transports.

  • Xinyi Minnie Liu

    Xinyi Minnie Liu

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    CMI Science
     xinyil@princeton.edu

    Xinyi Minnie Liu’s research interests include material science and energy storage systems. Her current work is on mechanical properties of lithium-ion battery, and characterizing the relationship between stress and state of charge and state of health of a lithium-ion battery.

  • Anatoli Morozov

    Anatoli Morozov

    Research Staff, Manager Laser Laboratory

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    CMI Science
     amorozov@princeton.edu

    Powerful subpicocecond lasers systems and their applications. Soft X-ray laser development. Raman amplification of ultrashort laser pulses in plasmas.

  • Adele Morrison

    Adele Morrison

    Senior Research Assistant

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    CMI Science
     adelem@princeton.edu

    Adele’s work is focused on the large-scale dynamics of the Southern Ocean and in particular the role of eddies in modifying the circulation response. The Southern Ocean plays a central role in the dynamics of past and future global climate change, through its control over the transfer of carbon and heat between the deep ocean and atmosphere. However, due to a scarcity of observations and the difficulty of accurately modeling the Southern Ocean, we lack a comprehensive understanding of how the circulation responds to change. The energetic eddy field directly impacts the response of the circulation, but the small scale of eddies has generally been below the resolution of numerical ocean models.

  • Eric Naevdal

    Eric Naevdal

    Research Associate, PEI-STEP

    Princeton Environmental Institute
    CMI Integration
     eric.navdal@frisch.uio.no

    Dynamic optimization in the presence of threshold effects; The economics of epidemic control; Empirical and theoretical analysis of animal behavior and implications for resources management; The economics of global warming.

  • Juan Nogues

    Juan Nogues

    Graduate Student

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    CMI Technology
     jnogues@princeton.edu

    Quantifying the uncertainty related to predicting the risk of leakage of CO2 associated with geological sequestration, using a computational model developed at Princeton. The model calculates the leakage of CO2 into overlying formations through a set of analytical and semi-analytical solutions; how this leakage can be detected through monitoring wells and what is the detection limits associated with certain types of leakage scenarios.

  • Jan Nordbotten

    Jan Nordbotten

    Hydrologic Modeling Specialist

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    CMI Technology
     jnordbot@princeton.edu

    Dr. Nordbotten works in the fields of mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of flow in porous media. His main work revolves around fast methods for simulating CO2 storage, properties of numerical methods, and upscaling/multiscale methods.

  • Joan Ogden

    Joan Ogden

    Research Scientist

    Princeton Environmental Institute
    CMI Integration
     jmogden@ucdavis.edu

    The use of hydrogen as an energy carrier, particularly hydrogen infrastructure strategies, and applications of fuel cell technology in transportation and stationary power production.

  • Kiona Ogle

    Kiona Ogle

    Research Associate

    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    CMI Science
     kogle@uwyo.edu

    An integrative approach that merges mathematics, statistics, and ecology, with the aim of understanding and predicting how plants, plant communities, and ecosystems are (or will be) affected by environmental perturbations such as those associated with climate change.

  • Dobromir Parushev

    Dobromir Parushev

    Princeton in Latin America Fellow, Endeavor, Chile

    CMI Integration
     dparushev@endeavor.cl

    Energy systems analysis in the framework of carbon mitigation and economic optimization, especially in the field of liquid fuels production.

  • Christina Peabody

    Christina Peabody

    Graduate Student

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    CMI Technology
     christina.peabody@gmail.com

    Developing a fundamental understanding of the relationship between electrochemical and mechanical properties of lithium-ion battery materials, and to use this information to develop new processing and fabrication techniques for these battery systems that will help extend their cycle life.

  • Yves Plancherel

    Yves Plancherel

    Graduate Student

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    CMI Science
     yvesp@earth.ox.ac.uk

    Understanding and quantifying processes controlling the distribution of Rare Earth Elements (REE) in the Ocean, whose distinct fractionation signatures and isotopic abundances can be used to learn about the land to ocean exchange of elements, to evaluate the role of particles on metal distribution, to trace water masses and they can be used as paleoproxy to reconstruct redox conditions and biological export.

  • Arun Prabhu

    Arun Prabhu

    Graduate Student

    Chemical and Biological Engineering
    CMI Technology
     aprabhu@princeton.edu

    Investigation of rates of formation and stability of clathrate hydrates (specifically CO2 hydrates) under different conditions of pressure, temperature, salinity and dispersant concentrations.

  • Matthias Preisig

    Matthias Preisig

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    CMI Technology
     mpreisig@princeton.edu

    Computational fluid dynamics; numerical modeling of leakage of CO2 stored in deep saline aquifers.

  • Drew Purves

    Drew Purves

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    CMI Science
     dpurves@microsoft.com

    To produce accurate models of communities and ecosystems, of the kind that could be used to predict how communities respond to various anthropogenic perturbations, and / or to devise better ways to manage our environment.

  • Sam Sidwell Rabin

    Sam Sidwell Rabin

    Graduate Student

    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    CMI Science
     srabin@princeton.edu

    Incorporating the effects of land use into global vegetation fire models, using these and other insights to improve the simulation of tropical forest fires, and considering the effects of changing tropical forest fire regimes on REDD+.

  • Mileva Radonjic

    Mileva Radonjic

    Visiting Scholar

    Princeton Environmental Institute
    CMI Technology
     mileva@lsu.edu

    The integrity of abandoned oil wells, specifically the durability of hydrated cement within CO2sequestration conditions.

  • Tianling Ren

    Tianling Ren

    Visiting Fellow

    Princeton Environmental Institute
    CMI Technology
     rentl@tsinghua.edu.cn

    The technologies and strategies of conversion and use of energy, and modeling and simulation of energy systems. His research at PEI focused on configuration, energy and economic analysis of oxygen-blown coal gasification-based polygenerations that co-produce liquid fuel, chemicals and electricity with CO2 capture, which is part of the "Syncity" project, a collaborative research program between Tsinghua University, China and Princeton University.

  • Matthew Reuer

    Matthew Reuer

    Research Associate

    Geosciences
    CMI Science
     mreuer@coloradocollege.edu

    Analytical environmental chemistry and aquatic systems.

  • Kathleen Riesing

    Kathleen Riesing

    Graduate Student

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    CMI Technology
     kriesing@mit.edu

    As part of Professor Howard Stone's Complex Fluids Group, research interests include the study of density-driven convection to model the process of carbon sequestration. Specifically, research seeks to evaluate the effects of porosity and an inclined boundary on the rate of convection.

  • Sara Rocks

    Sara Rocks

    Associate Research Scholar

    Geosciences
    CMI Science
     sallyrocks@flsmidth.com

    Interactions between organisms and their environment, specifically trace metal acquisition and mechanisms of metal uptake under varying environmental conditions.

  • Somnath Baidya Roy

    Somnath Baidya Roy

    Research Associate

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    CMI Technology
     sbroy@atmos.uiuc.edu

    Impact of land-surface heterogeneity on regional hydrometeorology using numerical atmospheric models; quantifying the effects of the changing land-use pattern over the past 300 years on the climate of the U.S. and the meteorological impact of deforestation in Amazonian and African rainforests.

  • Sapna Sarupria

    Sapna Sarupria

    Senior Research Assistant

    Chemical Engineering
    CMI Technology
     ssarupr@g.clemson.edu

    Developing a quantitative understanding of the thermodynamics and kinetics of CO2 hydrate formation using principles of statistical mechanics along with detailed molecular simulations.

  • Nathan Serota

    Nathan Serota

    Undergraduate, Class of 2014

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    CMI Science
     nserota@princeton.edu

    Nathan Serota is a senior in the Department of Geosciences at Princeton studying the influence of anthropogenic aerosols on the land carbon sink. His other research interests include climate finance and “stranded assets.”

  • Dalin Shi

    Dalin Shi

    Graduate Student

    Geosciences
    CMI Science
     dshi@princeton.edu

    The interactive influences of iron and CO2 on marine phytoplankton; how the ongoing increase in CO2would affect iron acquisition and requirements in iron-limiting phytoplankton; physiological and/or biochemical mechanisms.

  • Avneet Singh

    Avneet Singh

    Research Assistant

    CMI Integration

    The impacts of dynamic uncertainty on optimal carbon management strategies. His main projects are: (i) The effects of increasing and decreasing uncertainty on optimal investments, and (ii) developing an efficient parallel genetic algorithm for optimization of climate control problems.

  • Allison Smith

    Allison Smith

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    CMI Science
     kas3@princeton.edu

    Ecological forecasting in marine environments; predicting the impacts of climate change on species distributions; mechanistic modeling of organisms in oxygen minimum zones; physiology and behavior of invertebrates.

  • Gregory de Souza

    Gregory de Souza

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    CMI Science
     gfds@princeton.edu

    Large-scale ocean biogeochemistry based on nutrient stable isotope systems. As an isotope geochemist with a strong interest in global-scale ocean biogeochemistry, I use stable isotope tracers to study this interaction, in research that is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation with support from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

  • Supramaniam Srinivasan

    Supramaniam Srinivasan

    Visiting Senior Research Scientist

    Princeton Environmental Institute
    CMI Technology

    Basic and applied electrochemistry, bioelectrochemistry, and electrochemical energy conversion and storage.

  • Samir Succar

    Samir Succar

    Technical Staff, PEI-STEP

    Princeton Environmental Institute
    CMI Integration
     ssuccar@nrdc.org

    Integration issues associated with large-scale wind energy. Specific interests include implementation of energy storage solutions as a strategy for optimizing transmission utilization and mitigating the variability inherent in wind. Compressed air energy storage (CAES) is of particular interest for enhancing the capacity factor of large wind farms and allowing wind to play a role in baseload power markets. Other topics include the competition of large-scale wind with other low-carbon technologies such as coal IGCC with CCS under various climate mitigation policy scenarios.

  • Benjamin Sulman

    Benjamin Sulman

    Associate Research Scholar

    Geosciences
    CMI Integration
     bsulman@princeton.edu

    I am developing new biogeochemical processes in the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) global land model in order to investigate how microbial dynamics, plant-soil interactions, and nitrogen availability affect ecosystem productivity and carbon storage. I also use eddy covariance and other measurements to study ecosystem responses to drought and other climatic perturbations.

  • Hongyan Sun

    Hongyan Sun

    Associate Research Scholar

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    CMI Science
     hsun@princeton.edu

    Thermochemistry and chemical kinetics by utilizing state-of-the art quantum chemistry techniques to characterize molecular structures, energies and reaction pathways on the pyrolysis and oxidation of hydrocarbon fuel and propellants; detailed elementary reaction mechanisms for modeling complex combustion process.

  • Massimo Tavoni

    Massimo Tavoni

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Princeton Environmental Institute
    CMI Integration
     massimo.tavoni@feem.it

    Energy and climate change economics; the evaluation of climate and energy policies, using integrated assessment models and looking at the particular role of technological evolution and uncertainty, as well as that of land use change; the consumption patterns of environmentally stressful goods, especially in countries in economic transition; the aviation sector.

  • David Tilman

    David G. Tilman

    Visiting Senior Research Scholar

    Princeton Environmental Institute
    CMI Science
     tilman@umn.edu

    Research interests cover the life cycle impacts of alternative paths by which greenhouse gas emissions may be reduced, including via biofuels, changes in global agricultural practices, and changes in soil and ecosystem management. Much of the work addresses the food-energy-environment nexus, taking a 50-year perspective on the environmental impacts of globally accelerating demands for food and energy and how such impacts could be moderated.

  • Richard Tol

    Richard Tol

    Research Associate

    Princeton Environmental Institute
    CMI Integration
     richard.tol@esri.ie

    The application of economic, mathematical and statistical techniques, such as time series analysis, valuation, decision analysis, and game theory, to environmental problems, in particular climate change, natural disasters, and river basin management.

  • Annette Trierweiler

    Annette Trierweiler

    Graduate Student

    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    CMI Science
     atrierwe@princeton.edu

    Annette studies how nutrient limitation and rising CO2affect nitrogen fixation and primary productivity in the tropics. Her work focuses on how geologically-derived nutrients such as phosphorus and molybdenum can limit nitrogen fixation in tropical forest ecosystems now and into the future. Annette is using a combination of experimental field studies, greenhouse studies and modeling to explore the interactions of nutrients, nitrogen-fixation and climate change.

  • Peichun Amy Tsai

    Peichun Amy Tsai

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    CMI Technology
     peichun.amy.tsai@gmail.com

    Interested in fluid dynamical problems in CO2 capture and storage. Current research focuses on the experiments of porous media flows, in particular gravity currents, immiscible fluid displacement in a varying geometry, and dissolution-generated, density-driven convection.

  • Frederico Vigano

    Frederico Vigano

    Visiting Research Fellow

    Princeton Environmental Institute
    CMI Technology

    The production of H2 and electricity from both coal and natural gas using "commercially ready" technologies.

  • Martin Wagner

    Martin Wagner

    Visiting Research Fellow

    Woodrow Wilson School
    CMI Integration
     martin.wagner@ihs.ac.at

    Large scale economic modeling of environmental issues as well as the econometric analysis of environmental Kuznets curves; econometrics, quantitative economics, environmental economics and transition economics.

  • James Wang

    James Wang

    Graduate Student

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    CMI Technology
     wang@alumni.princeton.edu

    Developing software package and GUI in MATLAB to automate parameter estimation (primarily permeabilities and compressibilities) from abandoned wells using an adaptive Markov chain Monte Carlo sampler.

  • Shaopeng Wang

    Shaopeng Wang

    Visiting Graduate Student

    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    CMI Science
     shaopeng@princeton.edu

    Origination and maintenance of species diversity; neutral theory of biodiversity.

  • Christopher Weaver

    Christopher Weaver

    Graduate Student

    Geosciences
    CMI Science
     weaver@cep.rutgers.edu

    Clouds and climate, land-surface/atmosphere interaction, and climate modeling.

  • Lawrence Adam Wolf

    Lawrence Adam Wolf

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    CMI Science
     adamwolf@princeton.edu

    Understanding how plants control the earth's chemical cycles and energy balance, and how soils and climate interact with plant species to determine their distribution on earth. Remote sensing simulation, flux measurements and modeling, and wireless sensor networks.

  • Yuan Xu

    Yuan Xu

    Graduate Student

    Woodrow Wilson School
    CMI Integration
     yuanxu@cuhk.edu.hk

    China's goal process of SO2 emission control, including goal setting, goal implementation, policy enactment, policy enforcement and goal attainment; provide insights on achieving a CO2 goal; energy, public policy, and the environment.

  • Xiangtao Xu

    Xiangtao Xu

    Graduate Student

    Geosciences
    CMI Science
     xiangtao@princeton.edu

    Ecological models, plant functional types, nutrients cycles of terrestrial ecosystems, anthropogenic influence on water cycles.

  • Yan Xu

    Yan Xu

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Geosciences
    CMI Science
     yxu@princeton.edu

    The effects of ocean acidification on the bioavailability of trace metals to marine phytoplankton; the characterization of metalloenzymes which are involved in major nutrient acquisition in marine phytoplankton.

  • Christopher Yang

    Christopher Yang

    Graduate Student

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    CMI Technology
     ccyang@ucdavis.edu

    Modeling of infrastructure systems to estimate costs, emissions, energy use, infrastructure design and transition issues for different alternative fuels.

  • Huiyan Yang

    Huiyan Yang

    Graduate Student

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    CMI Science
     hyang@marine.rutgers.edu

    The microphysics and global distribution of black carbon aerosols in the atmosphere and its radiative impact on tropospheric photochemistry.

  • Jodi Young

    Jodi Young

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Geosciences
    CMI Science
     jny@princeton.edu

    Mechanisms phytoplankton use to acquire carbon for photosynthesis, in particular how these mechanisms will respond to changing concentrations of CO2.

  • Yingxian (Estella) Yu

    Yingxian Yu

    Graduate Student

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    CMI Technology
     yingxian@princeton.edu

    Estella's research interests include gravity current in porous medium with both substrate and edge leakage, which is closely related to CO2 underground storage. She is also interested in projects related to bubble movement in colloidal suspensions, where she studies the process of particles accumulation and particle sorting on the interface.

  • Hannah Zanowski

    Hannah Zanowski

    Graduate Student

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    CMI Science
     zanowski@princeton.edu

    I am currently studying the formation mechanisms and impacts of open ocean polynyas in the Weddell Sea in various climate models. In particular, I am interested in understanding the large-scale, deep ocean changes that occur as a result of these polynyas, and how these changes affect abyssal ocean heat content and circulation over time.

  • Jie Zhang

    Jie Zhang

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    CMI Technology
     jiezhang@princeton.edu

    Shale permeability; shale pore-structure; hydration and setting of well cement.

  • Zhong Zheng

    Zhong Zheng

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    CMI Science
     zzheng@princeton.edu

    CCS source-sink match optimization and potential early actions in China.

  • Zhe Zhou

    Zhe Zhou

    Visiting Graduate Student

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    CMI Technology
     zhouzhe08@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn

    System analysis of co-production of liquid fuels and electricity from coal & biomass and biomass pretreatment technologies.