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A Sample of Senior Thesis Projects in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Peter Szerzo '13, "Parametric Structural Analysis and Design of a Membrane-Stiffened Looped Cable Roof"

Anjali Mehrotra '13, "Deconstructing the Dome: A Structural Analysis of the Taj Mahal"

Lauren Tauscher '13, "Modeling Storm Surge Risk for Shanghai in the Context of Climate Change"

Emily Moder '13, "A Decision-Making Model for Building Energy Retrofits"

Sarah Adams '13, "The Optimization and Analysis of Plasma-Assisted Combustion from a Technical and Economic Perspective"

Theodore Eyster '13, "Stream Restoration on the Princeton University Campus"

Elizabeth O'Grady '13, "The Dampening Ratio of Polyethylene Terephthalate for Use in Pedestrian Rope Bridges"

Elizabeth Sajewski '13, "THYROID, PAST AND PRESENT: Rain-Driven Seasonability and the Influence of Municipal Water Systems on Disease Dynamics"

Nathan Brown '12 " Form, Use, and Sustainability:A Geometric and Structural Feasibility Study of Hypar Shells

Stephanie Chen '12 "Structure and Aesthetics: A Comparison of Marine Midland and Two Shell Plaza"

Tiffany Hwang '12 "Long-Term Structural Health Monitoring of the US202/NJ23 Overpass in Wayne, New Jersey"

Sarah Lux '12 "The Pyramid Paradox: Analyzing Frank Lloyd's Beth Sholom As a Model for American Synagogue Architecture"

Stephen Tuozzolo '12 "Development of an inexpensive and durable disdrometer for use in drought predicting networks"

Cameron Ritchie '11 "Efficiency of Steel Diagrid Structures: Redesigning the John Hancock Center"

Samuel Borchard '11 "Leave No Trace: Designing a Zero Waste Footbridge on the Appalachian Trail"

Maryanne Wachter '11 "Structurally Efficient Timber Grid Shell Nodes: A Case Study of the Scunthorpe Sport Academy"

Molly O’Connor '11 "Wind Induced Tree Sways in a Sparse Acacia Drepanolobium Canopy"

Elizabeth Nadelman '11 "Controlling Nucleation of Ice in Air- Entrained Mortars"

Marshall Everett '11 "The Story of the City-Cathedral Relationship in Amiens with a Structural Analysis"

Victoria Hewitt '11 "Fenton’s Reagent as a Treatment for Reactive Dye Textile Wastewater Optimization and Design"

Michaela Glaeser '11 "A Sustainable Proposition: Building a Footbridge Across U.S. Route 1 in Princeton, New Jersey"

Stephanie Bachas-Daunert '10 "Environmental Impact at Tarragona"

Jonathan Bradshaw '10 "Cost-Effectiveness of Weatherization in Low-Income Urban Housing"

Lauren Clark '10 "The True Cost of Construction: An Analysis of the Carbon Dioxide Emissions from the Materials Used in the Streicker Bridge"

Gregor Horstmeyer '10 "Structural and Constructional Feasibility of Glass Elements: A Hyperbolic Umbrella"

George Lederman '10 "A Novel Deployable Tied Arch Bridge"

Claire Marine-Sarner '10 "An Evening at the Opera: Audience, Spectacle and Architectural Space"

Ben Oliver '10 "Water Balance Studies of Green Infrastructure on the Princeton University campus"

Eric Hui '09 "Cost-Benefit of Emission Control System Retrofits for Coal-Fired Power Plants with the Option of SO2 Co-injection in Geologic Carbon Sequestration"

George Puryear '09 "Expedient versus Prefabricated: The United States Military's Approach to Structural Engineering During the Vietnam War"

Zoe Hoster '09 "Multiple Arch Dams: The Evolution of the Form"

Janice Lee '09 "Eladio Dieste and Feliz Candela: Similar Values, Different Approach to Thin Shell Design"

Emily Weissinger '09 "Characterization of Early Cement Hydratio: A Multifaceted Approach to Finding the Setting Time"

Kira Schiavello '08 "A Parametric Study of the Multi-Span Cable-Stayed Bridge Form"

Raleigh Martin '08 "Urbanization, Aerosols and Precipitation Modification in Beijing"

Gregory Hiller '08 "Autogenous Healing & Engineered Cementitous Composite Under Sustained Load"

Abigail Campbell '08 "Structural Analysis of a Drug-Eluting Cardiovascular Stent"

Christine Holzer '07 "Optimization of Thin-Shelled Hypar Structures:  Felix Candela and the Chapel Lomas de Cuernavaca"

Antonio Lacayo '07 "Lessons from the Brazilian Ethanol Experience: The Case for Nicaragua"

Sara Piaskowy '07 "Engineerinig for Life at Low Elevations: A case study of bay side flooding in Seaside Park, NJ"

Ryan Rimmele '07 "A Comparison of Analysis Procedures for Progressive Collapse"

Katharine Smith '07 "Nitrogen Toxicity in Lake Carnegie: A Study of the influence of nitrogen loads on a freshwater system using AQUATOX"

W.F. Cody Sonntag '07 "The Story of New Jersey's Poor and Wealthy Families Which Were Falling Apart and the One Policy that had No Choice But to Keep Them all Together"

Tiffany Wilson '07 "The Effects of Climate Change on the New York City Water Supply"

Mary Winchurch '07 "The Art of Thin Shell Design: A Comparison of Thin Shell Design"

Erich Oswald '06 "Straw Bale Construction: A Structural, Environmental, and Social Analysis"

Marilyn Waite '06 "The Water Aspects of Sustainable Construction: Greenery, Water and Waste in Panama and Kenya"

Eve Glazer '06 "The Design and Construction of Olympic Stadia for the Modern Games"

Michael Gottlieb '06 "Mississippi River Delta Splays: Controlled Flooding as a Means of Flood Control"

Joanna Billings '06 "T.Y. Lin: Building Bridges Through Engineering and Ideas"

Kyle Meng '05 "Identifying Opportunities for Carbon Capture and Storage Demonstration Projects in China"

Carol Rosenfeld '05 "Limitations on power production in the Delaware River Basin: Current and future cooling water use"

Christi Niehans '05 "Rebuilding the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge"

Jennifer Bennett '05 "An Analysis of Prestressed Concrete Containment Buildings with an Unanticipated Construction Opening: Steam Generator Replacement at Duke Power's Oconee Nuclear Station"

Ben Rosenberg '05 "The Stadiums of the Philadelphia Eagles: A Structural and Cultural History"

Matt Bussman '04 "The Petronas Towers: simulated aircraft impacts and tests for progressive collapses"

Elliott Holland '04 "Agricultural water policy and the groundwater mining phenomenon on Arkansas' Grand Prairie"

Joshua White '04 "Aerodynamic stability of multi-box suspension bridge decks"

Alexis Shulman '04 "Providing social and environmental benefits through urban schoolyard greening"

Mary Blaisdell '04 "The effects of floor system design on the performance of a post-tensioned steel moment resisting frame"

Peter A. Nelson '03 "Evolution of Hydrologic Response and Channel Morphology in an Urban Drainage Basin in the Maryland Piedmont"

Karl Telleen '03 "Comparing the Performance of Skyscrapers Subjected to Localized Structural Damage: Column-diagonal truss-tubes and Perforated framed-tubes"

Stacia Thompson '03 "A Comparative Risk Assessment of Disinfection Byproducts and Enteroviruses in Drinking Water for a Sensitive Subpopulation"

Cynthia Lin '03 "Contextualizing Scarcity: Approaches to Integrating Global Water Scarcity Indicators with the Driving Forces of Social Response"

Abbie Liel '02 "Technological innovation and political conflict: the evolution of Bonneville Dam as a structure and as a symbol"

Ben Markham '02 "The renovation of sound: the acoustic analysis, prediction, and optimization of performance space"

Angela Ovecka '02 "Assessing the structural vulnerability of cable-supported bridges to blast loading"

Rebekah Wagner '02 "The Rion-Antirion Bridge: a case study of the private infrastructure concession scheme"

Ben Hodgson '02 "Replacing large bridges"

Michael Barelli '02 "The evolution of the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge: 1939-2002"

William Wong '02 "Earthquakes in New York City: risks and consequences"

Michael Weinert '02 "Peter Rice, Ted Happord, and Tony Hunt: British engineers in the collaborative design of high-tech architecture"

Greg Wong '02 "Anthrax as a biological weapon: determining the health effects of an elevated line source attack on Manhattan"

Patrick Zahn '01 "Flood Remediation in Venice"

Renee de la Torre '01 "A Comparative Analysis of Human Health for two Cases of Groundwater Contamination in the United States"

Jeffrey Callow '01 "Development of Software to Optimize Building Design Under Lateral Loading"

Graham Elliott '01 "Strength Optimization of Low Density Mortars"

Evan William Schwimmer '00 "Earthquake Impact Assessment for Essential Facilities in New York City"

Keri Soderberg '00 "Approaches to the Study of Water Resources in North Central Namibia"

Charmaine Monique Williams '00 "An Analysis of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, Efficiency, Economy and Elegance"

Clifford Joseph Barber '99 "Modeling of Storm-Scale Runoff in a Fire-Damaged Forest Watershed: A Hydrologic Analysis of the 1996 Buffalo Creek Flood Disaster"

Tony Long Lin '99 "The Georgia Dome: A Structural, Architectural, and Social Analysis"

Sarah Elizabeth Moorjani '99 "Constructed Wetlands and Wastewater Management in Barbados - A Feasable Study"

Kevin M. Roberts '99 "Oil Well Cement: A Comprehensive Attempt to Improve Performance"

Roselle Elana Safran '99 "Modeling of Pharmaceutical Products in the Water Supply"

Reed Huse Tanger '99 "The Newark Airport Monorail - An Overview and Structural Analysis"

Elizabeth Greene '98 "The Oklahoma City Bombing: Provisions for Blast-Resistant Design"

Megan Martyak '98 "An Investigation of the Microstructure and Flexural Properties of Reactive Powder Type Concrete"