Professor Ning Lin’s paper in Science “Evaluating Flood Resilience Strategies for Coastal Mega-Cities: Illustration with New York City” (Aerts et al. May 2014) won the Lloyd's Science of Risk 2014 Award in the Climate Change category.
Details are at http://www.lloyds.com/news-and-insight/news-and-features/lloyds-news/lloyds-news-2014/joined-up-thinking
Congratulations to Ning and her colleagues on this award!
Professor Michael Celia has received the 2015 Argyris Visiting Professorship, awarded by the University of Stuttgart through its Cluster of Excellence in Simulation Technology (SimTech).
After the devastation of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, a team of Princeton architects and climate scientists is exploring a new vision, with an emphasis on living with rising waters. The researchers aim for no less than a reinvention of flood hazard planning for the East Coast.
Denise Mauzerall has been appointed to serve as a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board. The EPA SAB provides expert guidance that is essential to EPA’s ability to protect public health and safeguard the environment. Their advice assists the EPA to employ sound science in pursuit of resolutions to a broad range of urgent environmental matters.
Princeton University researchers have uncovered a previously unknown, and possibly substantial, source of the greenhouse gas methane to the Earth's atmosphere.
In the Discovery: Research at Princeton, 2014-2015 issue, there is an article about Professor Jaffe's group on their research about a new bacterium titled " Wetlands provide solutions for agricultural runoff".
The department is pleased to announce that Professor Mark Zondlo received outstanding student evaluations for his CEE 311 Spring 2014 course.
Professor Jean Herve Prevost will be delivering the 2014 Biot Lecture at Columbia University on November 19, 2014.
In the field of innovation, the prize worth SR2 million, was awarded to two scientific teams: Dr. Eric F. Wood and Dr. Justin Sheffield from Princeton University of the United States of America for their anti-drought control system, and another team led by Dr. Christine Larsen of the University of Colorado, USA, for her discovery of a new technology to reduce the cost of measuring soil humidity, ice depth and the water plant content to an unprecedented level.
Please join the department in congratulating AOS Faculty Member Yi Ming on being awarded the Henry G. Houghton Award by the American Meteorological Society (AMS) "for major advances in the understanding and modeling of the role of atmospheric aerosols in the radiative forcing of regional and global climate."
Yi is a former graduate student who received his PhD degree in 2003 from Civil and Environmental Engineering.
The Princeton Engineering Office of Graduate Affairs is pleased to announce that two of the department's graduate students, Nathaniel Chaney and Yao Yao, have each received a Wu Prize for Excellence.
Sigrid Adriaenssens and Axel Kilian will give an informal talk on "form finding" in the context of architectural shell structures at a book launch and reception May 30 at 4 p.m. in Princeton, N.J.