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Peter Jaffe

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
Position: PEI Faculty/Associated Faculty
Title(s): Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental - Chemistry
  • Environmental - Engineering
  • Environmental - Mitigation
  • Environmental - Resources
  • Grand Challenges
  • Grand Challenges - Health
  • Sustainability - Princeton
  • Sustainability - Urban Design
Office: E411 Engineering Quad E-Wing
Phone: 609-258-4653
Peter Jaffe

Research Interests

Transport and transformation of pollutants in the environment; remediation of contaminated systems; numerical simulation of denitrification in soils as a function of rainfall and soil properties; climate change models; biogeochemically mediated dynamics of trace metals in sediments, wetland soils, and groundwater; biological reduction of uranium in groundwater; long-term stability of the reduced uranium phases; nitrogen processing in urban settings coupled to urban hydrology; effects of carbon dioxide sequestration in deep aquifers on shallow soils due to potential leaks.

PEI Research/Program Affiliations

  • Grand Challenges Faculty
  • Associated Faculty, Cooperative Institute for Climate Science


  • CEE 308: Environmental Engineering Laboratory
  • CEE/GEO/URB 471: Intro to Water Pollution Technology
  • CEE 576: Water Quality Modeling and Analysis

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