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David P. Billington, whose scholarship found elegance and beauty in practical works of engineering, died in Los Angeles on March 25. He was 90.
Sewage treatment may be an unglamorous job, but bacteria are happy to do it. Sewage plants rely on bacteria to remove environmental toxins from waste so that the processed water can be safely discharged into oceans and rivers.
Niko Wanders, former postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University, wins Venng Meinesz prize for research into drought and water reservoirs.  His advisor was Professor Eric Wood.
The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of new professor, Jason Ren, to the faculty effective July 1, 2018. 
Zhiyong “Jason” Ren, in Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Andlinger Center for the Energy and the Environment, will join the faculty from the University of Colorado-Boulder, where he directs the Water Resource Recovery Lab in Environmental Engineering and has been an associate professor since 2013. He earlier taught as an as
The department is pleased to announce that Professor Ian Bourg has been awarded a NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award for his proposal titled "CAREER: Coupled Hydrology and Mechanics of Fine-Grained Soils and Sedimentary Rocks".
The CAREER program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career facutly who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and educat
The department is pleased to announce that Professor Sigrid Adriaenssens won the ASCE George Winter Award.  The award recognizes the value of the integration of engineering and art in her work.  According to the award letter, she was selected by the Structural Engineering Institute "for your designs of large scale sculptures, which imbue in their makers and users an intuitive understanding between force and form, and serve as focus points for local communities."
Prof. Adriae
February 2,  2018, Prof. Denise Mauzerall was interviewed by Ira Flatow on PRI's Science Friday.  Dr. Mauzerall shared her thoughts on how China’s leaders are pursuing carbon-free alternatives to coal to address the country’s growing energy needs while not choking cities with pollution.
Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership is funding two leading-edge energy and environmental research projects, one to develop direct current (DC) power architecture for smart homes and the other to explore harvesting deep sea methane carbon-neutrally.
The department is pleased to announce that the following CEE faculty were awarded Innovation Funds from the Engineering School for creative new research projects:
“Toward durable low-CO2 concrete: Uncovering ion binding mechanisms to hydrated alkali activated materials using molecular simulation”, PI: Claire White (CEE)
“Predicting Large Scale Deformations of Saturated Granular Continua via Eulerian Discontinuous Galerkin Finite Element Methods”, PI: Maurizio Chiaramont
Princeton University researchers have found that the climate models scientists use to project future conditions on our planet underestimate the daily cooling effect of clouds, particularly over land.
Mark Zondlo, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Princeton University and its Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, develops tools to measure air pollution in more sophisticated and nimble ways than previously possible.
Jack Reilly, a member of SHMlab, has been awarded the Best Presentation Award at the 8th Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (SHMII-8), held from December 5-8, 2017, at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia. The conference was organized by International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure ISHMII (
The title of Jack’s presentation was “Evaluation of the coefficient of ther
An annual event sponsored by SEAS called "Explore Engineering" was held on Friday, November 17, 2017.  Princeton's first-year undergraduates were able to attend this event to get information about the programs in  each of the Engineering School's departments (Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Operations Research and Financial Engineering). &
A wide-ranging discussion of issues surrounding water sustainability kicked off the second season of Princeton Entrepreneurship Council’s TigerTalks in the City. Princeton faculty panelists Eric Wood, Susan Dod Brown Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Howard Stone, Donald R. Dixon ’69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, were joined via videoconference by Adam Wolf, CEO of Arable Labs, Inc. and Natalie Shivers, Princeton University Associat
The department is pleased to announce that Kasparas Spokas has received a School of Engineering and Applied Science Award for Excellence.  This award is given to SEAS advanced graduate students who have performed at the highest level as scholars and researchers.  The department selected Kasparas on the basis of his excellence in courses, research, and teaching during his time at Princeton.
Kasparas is a 4th year graduate student advised by Professor Catherine Peters.