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Oliver Baars Oliver Baars
Postdoctoral Research Associate, GEO

Carbon Science Group
obaars@princeton.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.

Karl W. Bandilla Karl W. Bandilla
Associate Professional Specialist, CEE

Fluids & Energy Group
bandilla@princeton.edu

Current research involves numerical modeling of the movement of CO2 and brine in storage formations. Specifically working on dynamic pressure reconstruction and active pressure management using brine production wells.

Monika Barcikowska Monika Barcikowska
Postdoctoral Research Associate, PEI

Carbon Science Group
monikab@princeton.edu

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

Lichao Cai Lichao Cai
Graduate Student, CBE

Fluids & Energy Group
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."

Anping Chen Anping Chen
Postdoctoral Research Associate, EEB

Carbon Science Group
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.

Cleo Chou Cleo Chou
Graduate Student, EEB

Carbon Science Group
cleochou@princeton.edu

Cleo is interested in forest dynamics, nutrient and carbon cycles, tropical forest ecology, and the role of biodiversity and species traits in these topics. She is incorporating competition for light and functional traits into studies of tropical rainforest nutrient limitation.

Carolina Dufour Carolina Dufour
Postdoctoral Research Associate, AOS

Carbon Science Group
cdufour@princeton.edu

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.

Ryan Edwards Ryan Edwards
Graduate Student, CEE

Fluids & Energy Group
rwje@princeton.edu

Ryan's research is investigating the potential impacts of shale gas development on water resources, in particular groundwater aquifers, and potential storage sites for carbon dioxide. Ryan completed a B.E. in Civil and Environmental Engineering and B.Sc. majoring in Geology at the University of Adelaide. Prior to his studies at Princeton he worked for RPS Aquaterra, a specialist water engineering, hydrogeology and groundwater modeling consulting firm in Australia.

Stuart Evans Stuart Evans
Postdoctoral Research Associate, PEI

Carbon Science Group
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, MAE

Low-Carbon Energy Group
rfardel@princeton.edu

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

Ivy Frenger Ivy Frenger
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, AOS

Carbon Science Group
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.

Paul Gauthier Paul Gauthier
Postdoctoral Research Associate, GEO

Carbon Science Group
ppg@princeton.edu
Paul joined Prof. Michael Bender’s research team in December 2012 to apply oxygen isotopes to measure respiration in the light in leaves. After receiving a PhD from Paris Sud University, France, in 2010, he moved to the Australian National University, Australia to investigate the impact of drought on plants carbon balance with a high focus on respiration.

Alison Gray Alison Gray
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, AOS

Carbon Science Group
argray@rinceton.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.

Bo Guo Bo Guo
Graduate Student, CEE

Fluids & Energy Group
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.

Phillip Hannam Phillip M. Hannam
Graduate Student,
WWS STEP

Policy & Integration Group
phannam@princeton.edu

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

Jake Herb Jake Herb
Graduate Student, Chemistry

Low-Carbon Energy Group
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.

Hao Jiang Hao Jiang
Postdoctoral Research Associate, CBE

Fluids & Energy Group
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, GEO

Carbon Science Group
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.

Robert Key Robert Key
Research Oceanographer, AOS

Carbon Science Group
key@princeton.edu

Global scale oceanographic issues related to climate change: assembling fully-calibrated high-quality data sets that could be used to address global biogeochemical issues and using radiocarbon to study oceanographic ventilation, meridional overturning circulation, and air-sea gas exchange.

Sergey Malyshev Sergey Malyshev
Postdoctoral Research Associate, EEB

Carbon Science Group
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.

Hans Meerman Hans Meerman
Postdoctoral Research Associate, PEI

Low-Carbon Energy Group
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.

Anne Morel-Kraepiel Anne Morel-Kraepiel
Research Scholar, Chemistry

Carbon Science Group
kraepiel@princeton.edu

Investigations at the molecular level how metals, as essential part of metalloenzymes, catalyze key processes in biogeochemical cycles, how they are acquired by organisms, and how they are themselves cycled in the environment; effect of metal (Fe, Mo, V) availability on nitrogen inputs to ecosystems through nitrogen fixation.

Adele Morrison Adele Morrison
Senior Research Assistant, AOS

Carbon Science Group
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.

Anatoli Morozov Anatoli Morozov
Research Staff, Manager Laser Laboratory, MAE

Low-Carbon Energy Group
amorozov@princeton.edu

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

Anna Trugman Anna Trugman
Graduate Student, AOS

Carbon Science Group
att@princeton.edu

Interactions between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere; impacts of climate on seasonal and long term carbon dynamics in high latitude forests; forest recovery from disturbance; forest seasonality.

Keith Rodgers Keith Rodgers
Associate Research Scholar, AOS

Carbon Science Group
krodgers@princeton.edu

Using models to identify and understand dynamical controls on seasonal interannual to decadal variability in the carbon cycle.

Annette Trierweiler Annette Trierweiler
Graduate Student, EEB

Carbon Science Group
atrierwe@princeton.edu

Annette studies how nutrient limitation and rising CO2 affect 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.

Hannah Zanowski Hannah Zanowski
Graduate Student, AOS

Carbon Science Group
zanowski@princeton.edu

Study of open ocean polynyas.

 
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