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Peter Jaffe
Peter Jaffe

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1981

Room: E411 Engineering Quad
Phone: 609-258-4653
Email: jaffe@princeton.edu

Personal Webpage: https://www.princeton.edu/~jaffe/
Group Webpage: Environmental Biogeochemistry Research Group

Concurrent University Appointments

  • Associate Director for Research, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
  • Associated Faculty, Department of Geosciences
  • Associated Faculty, Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI)

Courses

  • CEE308 Environmental Engineering Laboratory
  • CEE471 Introduction to Water Polllution Technology
  • CEE576 Water Quality Modeling and Analysis

Publications


Research Areas

  • Ecohydrology
  • Environmental Engineering and Water Resources
  • Sustainability
  • Water Quality, Biogeochemical Cycles and Bioremediation

Research Interests

Research interests relate to the physical, chemical, and biological processes that govern the transport and transformation of pollutants in the environment and their application toward the remediation of contaminated systems.  Areas of current emphasis include laboratory and field experiments as well as mathematical simulations of biogeochemical processes in porous media, such as:  (1) numerical simulation of denitrification in soils as a function of rainfall and soil properties, and the scaling of these results to link them to climate change models; (2) biogeochemically mediated dynamics of trace metals in sediments, wetland soils, and groundwater; (3) biological reduction of uranium in groundwater and the long-term stability of the reduced uranium phases; (4) nitrogen processing in urban settings coupled to urban hydrology; and (5) effects of carbon dioxide sequestration in deep aquifers on shallow soils due to potential leaks. Professor Jaffe has served on numerous committees and panels, including the National Research Council, EPA, NIH, and DOE.

Research Areas

  1. Transport and transformation of pollutants in the environment
  2. Remediation of contaminated systems
  3. Numerical simulation of denitrification in soils as a function of rainfall and soil properties
  4. Climate change models
  5. Biogeochemically mediated dynamics of trace metals in sediments, wetland soils, and groundwater
  6. Biological reduction of uranium in groundwater
  7. Long-term stability of the reduced uranium phases
  8. Nitrogen processing in urban settings coupled to urban hydrology

Revised: July 25, 2011