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Catherine Peters
Catherine Peters

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, Program in Geological Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ph.D. Carnegie Mellon University, 1992

Room: E417A Engineering Quad
Phone: 609-258-5645

Curriculum Vitae

Concurrent University Appointments

  • Associated Faculty, Department of Geosciences
  • Associated Faculty, Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI)


  • EGR250/350/450 EPICS: Engineering Projects in Community Services
  • CEE303 Introduction to Environmental Engineering
  • CEE571 Environmental Chemistry


Research Areas

  • Carbon Mitigation and Sustainability
  • Environmental Engineering and Water Resources
  • Environmental Geochemistry
  • Subsurface Hydrology
  • Sustainability
  • Water Quality, Biogeochemical Cycles and Bioremediation

Research Interests

Dr. Peters works in the areas of environmental chemistry and sustainable energy technologies. Research in her laboratory focuses on using the deep subsurface environment to store, transfer and extract fluids related to energy technologies including carbon dioxide sequestration.  In addition, through her educational activities, she engages students in innovative experiences to develop renewable energy technologies such as portable wind power systems. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. She is a member of the U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board and past President of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors.

Updated: January 16, 2015