Carbon Mitigation Initiative
CMI

Directory

Lead Project PIs

Michael Bender Michael Bender
Professor of Geosciences, Emeritus. Senior Geoscientist. Lecturer with the rank of Professor in Geosciences.
Science Group

M48 Guyot Hall
609-258-2936
bender@princeton.edu

Biogeochemistry and paleoclimate. Measurement of concentration and isotopic composition of O2 in air on various timescales, characterization of the fertility of ecosystems.

Michael Celia Michael Celia
Theodora Shelton Pitney Professor of Environmental Studies, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Technology Group

E205 Engineering Quad
609-258-5425
celia@princeton.edu

Ground-water hydrology, contaminant transport simulation, and multi-phase flow in porous media. Current applications include modeling and analysis of geological storage of carbon dioxide.

Tom Kreutz Thomas Kreutz
Energy Systems Modeler,
Energy Systems Analysis Group, PEI
Technology Group

25 Guyot Hall
609-258-7715
kreutz@princeton.edu

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 Group, PEI
Technology Group

26 Guyot Hall
609-258-4966
elarson@princeton.edu

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.

Francois Morel François Morel
Albert G. Blanke, Jr., Professor, Geosciences
Science Group

153 Guyot Hall
609-258-2416
morel@princeton.edu

Interactions between chemical and biological processes in the oceans, from the molecular to the global scale, with particular emphasis on trace elements and primary production.

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
Science Group/Policy & Integration Group

448 Robertson Hall
609-258-2338
omichael@princeton.edu

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.

Stephen Pacala Stephen W. Pacala
Frederick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Director, PEI, Co-Director, CMI
Science Group/Policy & Integration Group

103A Eno Hall
609-258-6885
pacala@princeton.edu

Interaction among the biosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere at global scales, with an emphasis on the carbon cycle.

Jorge Sarmiento Jorge Sarmiento
Professor of Geosciences, Director, Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Director of CICS between Princeton University and the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Science Group

306A Forrestal Campus Sayre Hall
609-258-6585
jls@princeton.edu

Oceanic cycles of climatically important chemicals such as carbon dioxide, and use of chemical tracers to study ocean circulation.

Elena Shevliakova Elena Shevliakova
Senior Climate Modeler, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Science Group

M26 Guyot Hall
609-258-2594
elena@princeton.edu

Modeling biosphere-atmosphere interactions and applications of such models to the issues of global environmental change.

Robert Socolow Robert H. Socolow
Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Scholar, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Co-Director, CMI; Technology Group and Integration & Outreach Group.

139 Guyot Hall
609-258-5446
socolow@princeton.edu

New conceptual decade-scale frameworks useful for climate change policy. Energy efficiency in buildings, nuclear fission and fusion power, CO2 capture and storage starting from fossil fuels or the air, impacts on the land when biocarbon is priced, and technological “leapfrogging” by developing countries.

Daniel Steingart Daniel Steingart
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineeringand the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Technology Group

213 Andlinger
609-258-1257
steingart@princeton.edu

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.

Howard A. Stone Howard A. Stone
Donald R. Dixon '69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Technology Group

D326 Engineering
609-258-9493
hastone@princeton.edu

Fluid mechanics and soft condensed matter physics, widely applied to problems in engineering, physics, chemistry and biology. Current research interests include flow in porous media, the influence of flow on bacteria and biofilms, the influence of surfactants on the dissolution of CO2 bubbles in water, and problems coupling flow and elasticity of soft substrates, including laboratory models of hydraulic fracture.

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

140 Guyot Hall
609-258-5448
rwilliam@princeton.edu

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