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.
Cherished monuments, from the Parthenon to Versailles, are under threat from harsh environmental elements such as pollution and acid rain. Professor George Scherer's Materials Research Group at Princeton is developing a technique that will protect limestone and marble monuments and statuary.
Professors Sigrid Adriaenssens and Branko Glisic co-taught a course on German thin-shell structures in the Fall of 2012 that has resulted in a new exhibit, "Evolution of German Shells: Efficiency in Form." The exhibit will be shown at the Friend Center Engineering Library.
A multidisciplinary team of students designed, built and tested new technology for shipping a sustainable electric power generator to recovering and off-the-grid communities, serving to replace diesel generators.
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is pleased to announce that the Lars Onsager Professorship for 2011 has been awarded to Dr. George W. Scherer, W. L. Knapp Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University.
The Office of Sustainabilty at Princeton University released some Green Tour Videos by the Student Environmental Communication Network (SECN). One of the videos was on the Streiker Bridge with Professor Branko Glisic talking about monitoring the structural health of the new bridge.
YouTube video of a Smart Mast that Professors Sigrid Adriaenssens and Branko Glisic made for the outreach activities at Making Stuff and SEExpo at the Science Expo on April 3, 2011 sponsored by Princeton University.
Elie Bou-Zeid is mapping the microclimate of Princeton's campus in order to better understand how local environments affect the global climate -- and vice versa.
Princeton engineering professor Mark Zondlo and his team of researchers are mapping Earth's atmosphere from pole to pole in search of the most comprehensive picture yet of greenhouse gases and how they affect climate.
An exhibit on Felix Candela, featuring models and animations by Princeton students, is now on display at the MIT Museum. In this video, Maria Moreyra Garlock describes the structural beauty and simplicity of thin-concrete shell structures built by Candela during the mid 20th century.