Class of 2017 Natasha Turkmani has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. The award gives outstanding students from outside the United Kingdom the opportunity to pursue postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge. The program was established in 2000 by a donation from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to Cambridge to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.
Natasha will study for a master's degree in engineering with a f
The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University has selected Class of 2017 Emily Chen as one of 10 students for the 2017 cohort of the Scholars in the Nation's Service Initiative (SINSI).
Postdoctoral Research Associate Enrico Sassoni has been selected to receive the Gustavo Colonnetti medal for 2017 from RILEM (International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures).
The stone monuments of Italy's Certosa di Bologna cemetery have stood for more than two centuries as symbols of peace and eternity. But even stone does not last forever. So Enrico Sassoni, a visiting postdoctoral research associate in Princeton's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is working to protect the marble monuments and even make them stronger.
Princeton professor Eric Wood and a team of Princeton engineers have deployed an advanced drought and flood risk monitoring program for environmentally vulnerable regions like Niger and other areas in Africa and in Latin America. The program assimilates weather data that are plentiful but hard to analyze for those on the ground.
World Scientific has published a book by Professor Jean H. Prevost, Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Serguei Bagrianski, former Graduate Student, titled "An Introduction to Matrix Structural Analysis and Finite Element Methods".
A research study by Prof. Elie Bou-Zeid and his group found that a combination of climatic factors and unusual weather, not human conflict, contributed to the giant Middle East dust storm recently in August 2015.
One of the cornerstones of Princeton's focus on international research and learning has been its strategic partnerships with universities in Germany, Japan and Brazil. The partnerships with Humboldt University, University of Tokyo and University of São Paulo were established four years ago as part of Princeton's ongoing internationalization efforts.
Example project between University of Sao Paulo and Princeton: "Affordable, sustainable infrastructure for emerging m
Professor Michael Celia was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in a formal ceremony in October.
Scientists from Princeton, Stanford and Ohio State universities, as well as the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, have identified the specific attributes of abandoned wells that leak significant amounts of methane, which could help state governments prioritize which wells to repair.
The department is pleased to announce that the New York City Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (S.A.M.E.) has named Corrie Kavanaugh, Class of 2017, one of two Princeton "J. Rich Steers Awardees" for the academic year 2016-17.
Graduate student Hiba Abdel-Jaber was selected to receive 2016 CAIT Student of the Year Award.
The research of Professor Branko Glisic on Structural Health Monitoring is referred to in the October issue of The Economist.
The department is proud to announce that Katherine Kennedy '18 has received the 2016 Moles Scholarship for the academic year 2016-2017. She is on the Architecture and Engineering-Structures focus track, and was nominated by Professor Branko Glisic. The Moles established a Scholarship Fund at Community Funds, Inc. for the benefit of deserving and academically qualified students studying Civil Engineering.
In addition, Anna Blyth '18 received the 2016 Mole Student Award.