Alumni Lead Project PI
Associate ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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.
Professor of Geosciences, Emeritus. Senior Geoscientist. Lecturer with the rank of Professor in Geosciences.CMI Science
M48 Guyot Hall
Biogeochemistry and paleoclimate. Measurement of concentration and isotopic composition of O2 in air on various timescales, characterization of the fertility of ecosystems.
Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, PEI-STEP, (1941-2005) DeceasedCMI Integration
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 DebenedettiCMI Technology
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 GlaserWoodrow Wilson School
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
Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biologyand Director, Program in Environmental StudiesPrinceton Environmental Institute
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.
Professor of Civil and Environmental EngineeringCivil and Environmental Engineering
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.
Energy Systems Modeler, Energy Systems Analysis GroupCMI Technology
25 Guyot Hall
Advanced energy conversion systems modeling: hydrogen, electricity, and CO2 production from coal; residential scale, natural gas-fired PEM fuel cell cogeneration; gasification of biomass and black liquor for combined cycle generation of electric power, and fuel cells, gas turbines, and hybrid/combined cycles for power generation.
- CMI Technology
26 Guyot Hall
Energy systems analysis relating to advanced clean-energy technologies and processes for carbonaceous fuels conversion, energy-related challenges in developing countries. Technology interests include gas turbines for power generation, gasification of solid fuels, and synthesis of various clean fluid fuels.
Chung K. Law
Robert H. Goddard ProfessorMechanical and Aerospace Engineering
D323C Engineering Quad
Physical and chemical aspects of fundamental combustion phenomena, with applications to propulsion, energy, fuels, and the environment.
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.
- CMI Integration, CMI Science
448 Robertson Hall
Michael Oppenheimer joined the Princeton faculty after more than two decades with Environmental Defense, a non-governmental, environmental organization, where he served as its Chief Scientist and Manager of the Global and Regional Atmosphere Program.
Athanassios Z. Panagiotopoulos
Susan Dod Brown ProfessorChemical and Biological Engineering
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.
ProfessorCivil and Environmental Engineering
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
Nuclear Futures Specialist, Woodrow Wilson School and the Program on Science and Global SecurityCMI Integration
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.
William L. Knapp '47 Professor of Civil Engineering, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of MaterialsCMI Technology
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.
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.
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the EnvironmentCMI Technology
Energy storage; metallurgical process efficiency; low cost long cycle life batteries; discrete power electronics; printed, flexible, stretchable batteries; in situ electrochemistry; power - energy control circuits and hybrid design.
Jeroen TrompCMI Technology
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.
Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Chair, Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, (2000-2001)CMI Integration
Algorithms for solving nonconvex nonlinear optimization problems. He is also interested in stochastic processes and potential theory.
Senior Research ScientistEast Asian Art and Archaeology
Energy Systems Analysis 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.