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On August 30, 2017, Richard Garlock and William Faschan of Leslie E. Robertson Associates (LERA) were nationally recognized with the 2017 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards (IDEAS2) for their structural engineering design of Four World Trade Center in New York City.  Some quotes from the judges: “This project has an extremely complex structural system which is elegantly concealed”; “I fully appreciate the complexity of the s
The case for carbon capture and storage — a promising method for reducing greenhouse gases — received a boost recently from a Princeton University study that indicated the procedure would not be prone to significant leakage or high costs related to fixing leaks.
We are pleased to announce that Professor Peter Jaffe and his research team received  the following plaque/recognition for their application of feammox process in wastewater treatment from the Guangzhou Association of Environmental Protection Industrial, China.  The team included Associate Research Scholar, Shan Huang; Graduate Students Melany Ruiz Uriguen, Weitao Shuai, and Arianna Sherman; and Visiting Fellow, Il Han.


Congratulations to all!
The hardest thing about concrete just might be the problem of how to make the ubiquitous building material in an environmentally friendly manner. Recent laboratory results at Princeton University indicate that the challenge of making greener concrete may eventually be cracked.
Four graduate students from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering selected to receive a Mary and Randall Hack '6 Graduate Award from the Princeton Environmental Institute.
Two Civil and Environmental Engineering grad students, Xiaogang He and Kasparas Spokas, has been awarded the 2017 PEI-STEP Environmental Policy Fellowships from the Princeton Environmental Institute.

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 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
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.