Alumni Lead Project PI

  • Craig Arnold

    Craig Arnold

    Associate Professor

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
     CMI Technology
     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.

  • Michael Bender

    Michael Bender

    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.

  • David Bradford

    David Bradford

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

     CMI 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 Debenedetti

    Pablo Debenedetti

    Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Vice Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science

     CMI 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 Glaser

    Alexander Glaser

    Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and International Affairs

    Woodrow Wilson School
     CMI Integration
     202 221 Nassau St.

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

  • Lars O. Hedin

    Lars O. Hedin

    Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biologyand Director, Program in Environmental Studies

    Princeton Environmental Institute
     CMI Science
     222 Guyot Hall

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

  • Peter Jaffe

    Peter Jaffe

    Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
     CMI Technology

    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.

  • Thomas Kreutz

    Thomas Kreutz

    Energy Systems Modeler, Energy Systems Analysis Group

     CMI 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.

  • Eric Larson

    Eric Larson

    Senior Research Engineer, Energy Systems Analysis GroupPrinceton Environmental Institute

     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

    Chung K. Law

    Robert H. Goddard Professor

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
     CMI Technology
     D323C Engineering Quad

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

  • David Medvigy

    David Medvigy

    Assistant Professor

     CMI Science
     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.

  • Michael Oppenheimer

    Michael Oppenheimer

    Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs, Director of the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP) at the Woodrow Wilson School

     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

    Athanassios Z. Panagiotopoulos

    Susan Dod Brown Professor

    Chemical and Biological Engineering
     CMI Technology
     A317 Engineering Quad

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

  • Jean-Hervé Prévost

    Jean-Hervé Prévost


    Civil and Environmental Engineering
     CMI Technology
     E232 Engineering Quad

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

  • M. V. Ramana

    M. V. Ramana

    Nuclear Futures Specialist, Woodrow Wilson School and the Program on Science and Global Security 

     CMI 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.

  • George Scherer

    George Scherer

    William L. Knapp '47 Professor of Civil Engineering, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials

     CMI 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.

  • Daniel Sigman

    Daniel Sigman


     CMI Science
     M52 Guyot Hall

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

  • Daniel Steingart

    Daniel Steingart

    Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

     CMI Technology
     213 Andlinger

    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 Tromp

    Jeroen Tromp

    Blair Professor of Geology. Professor of Geosciences and Applied and Computational Mathematics. Director, Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering. 

     CMI 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.

  • Robert Vanderbei

    Robert Vanderbei

    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.

  • Robert Williams

    Robert Williams

    Senior Research Scientist
    Energy Systems Analysis Group

    East Asian Art and Archaeology
     CMI Technology
     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.