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.
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.
Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate student Trenton Franz created a video diary on his field research in Kenya as part of the Grand Challenges Program. Franz is a member of an interdisciplinary team working in the Laikipia-Samburu region of central Kenya to better understand the interplay of vegetation, climate, wildlife, livestock and humans on this remote section of the savanna.
In this interview, Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton and the leader of the research group, explains that the model is expected to be useful in predicting the impact of climate change on fish biodiversity.