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The department wishes to congratulate Professor Eric F. Wood on receiving the American Geophysical Union's (AGU) Robert E. Horton Medal which is given in recognition for his "outstanding contributions to hydrology."  AGU is an organization of earth scientists and geoscientists, with a total membership of more than 60,000.  They hold one of the largest scientific meetings every year, with typically 22,000 people attending. 
Professor Wood will be honored at AGU's

Two recent 2017 graduates, Emily Chen and Natasha Turkmani, attended the 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit (GGCS) in Washington, DC from July 18 to July 20, 2017.  They presented their research posters.  Both were nominated by Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science, and financially supported by SEAS and the summit.
The 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit (GGCS) was the third in a collaborative series sponsored by the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE), the
The department is pleased to announce that Professor Michael Celia, the Theodora Shelton Pitney Professor of Environmental Studies and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been named director of the Princeton Environmental Institute effective July 1.  Professor Celia, who has been involved in PEI's research, teaching programs and governance for many years, succeeds François Morel, the Albert G. Blanke, Jr., Professor of Geosciences and Professor of Geosciences an
The department is pleased to announce that graduate student, Melany Ruiz-Uriguen, has received a graduate research award for her project titled "Characterization and Optimization of the Feammox Process for the Development of an Energy Efficient Anaerobic Ammonium Removal System".  It is funded by the Mary and Randall Hack '69 Award through the Princeton Environmental Institute.  Melany's advisor is Professor Peter Jaffe.
Congratulations to Melany on her research awar
Congratulations to Professor Michael Celia on receiving the School of Engineering and Applied Science's Distinguished Teacher Award.  In addition Isabella Douglas, Demi Fang, Corrie Kavanaugh, and Natasha Turkmani received major awards from SEAS.
Professor Michael Celia received the School of Engineering and Applied Science's Distinguished Teaching Award for 2017.
George Scherer, a revered materials scientist who is renowned for his seminal works in sol-gel science, cements, conservation of historic structures and glass science, retires after 21 years at Princeton.
Jean H. Prévost, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and one of the pioneers in the field of Computational Geomechanics, is transferring to emeritus status at the end of the academic year after serving as an active member of Princeton's faculty for over 35 years.
Led by Elie Bou-Zeid, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University, and postdoctoral researchers Seyed Hossein Hezaveh and Mostafa Momen, the project produced a hybrid of forecasting models that reduced large prediction errors by 40 percent. The team presented its findings in January 2017 at the annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society.
A class trip last fall to Cuba became the foundation for CEE senior Isabella Douglas’ senior thesis which provides new insights into the methods used to build the National School of Ballet outside Havana.
The department is pleased to announce that Xuehui Guo, a 2nd year PhD student advised by Professor Mark Zondlo has been awarded a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year. The title of her project is "Understanding Tropospheric Ammonia through Remote Sensing Measurements". 
Ammonia (NH3) is the most important atmospheric base and contributes to nitrogen deposition and PM2.5 formattng.  Understanding NH3 emissions is critical for air quality man

We are pleased to announce that Professor Claire White was selected by the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) as one of this year's receipients of the Howard B. Wentz, Jr. Junior Faculty Award.  It was established "to attract and retain the most talented junior faculty members in the School of Engineering and Applied Science."  The award provides funding for any purpose connected with teaching and scholarship.
Professor Claire White joined the CEE/ACEE fa
The department is pleased to announce that Rebecca (Becca) Napolitano, graduating MSE student in Professor Branko Glisic's Heritage Structures Lab, was awarded the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship for 2017-2020.
The NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) offers fellowships to applicants selected through a national competition.  "This unique program has nurtured economic innovation and leadership in the U.S. continuously since 1952 -- by
The department is pleased to announce that Kristine Wammer, PhD 2003, has been named 2017 Professor of the Year at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota.  Professor of the Year Award recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarship and inspiration to students at the University of St. Thomas.  She can be reached at khwammer@stthomas.edu.  Her PhD advisor was Professor Catherine Peters.
Watch the YouTube video: https://youtu.be/414F-6XYKhY
Congratulations to Kristine on this well-
The department is pleased to announce that Professor Maria Garlock has been elected a Fellow of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).