New members of the engineering faculty for 2009
Howard Stone, an authority on the behavior of fluids in systems ranging from mechanical devices to biological organisms, joins the Princeton faculty Sept. 1, 2009, as the Donald R. Dixon ’69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
As a faculty member at Harvard University since 1989, Stone has published more than 170 journal articles as well as other publications in his field. He is a fellow and past chair of the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics. He has received Harvard’s Joseph Levenson Memorial Teaching Prize and Phi Beta Kappa Undergraduate Teaching Prize as well as a Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation.
His research concerns the motion of viscous fluids and involves a mix of theoretical and experimental work. Among the problems his research group has addressed is the movement of fatty materials in biological systems or in biologically inspired, man-made materials.
Stone received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of California-Davis and earned a Ph.D. in 1988 from the California Institute of Technology.
Denise Mauzerall, a faculty member in Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs since 1989, has received a joint appointment in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Mauzerall, who combines research in atmospheric chemistry and the policy responses to air pollution, now has the title of Professor of civil and environmental engineering and public affairs. Her work has used computer models to study the effects of air pollution in China and the United States and the inter- continent transport of pollutants. She also has studied the effect of pollutants on public health and climate change and the relations between policies that seek to mitigate these effects.
She received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Brown University in 1985 and a master’s degree from Stanford University. She then earned a Ph.D. in atmospheric chemistry from Harvard University and worked at the National Center for Atmospheric Research before coming to Princeton. Among a number of leadership positions in her field, she has been a contributing author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Sigrid Adriaenssens, Assistant Professor Previous position: Free University of Brussels since 2006. Senior project engineer at the Brussels-based consulting firm Ney and Partners, an engineer with London-based Jane Wernick Associates and a visiting fellow at the University of Mauritius. Education: Bachelor’s and doctoraldegrees at the University of Bath in the United Kingdom.
Research: Structures, bridges and shells, including approaches to restoration, efficiency and optimization.
Branko Glišic, Assistant Professor
Previous position: SMARTEC SA, a Swiss manufacturer of health monitoring systems, where he has been a solutions and services manager since 2000.
Education: Graduate of the University of Belgrade in Serbia; Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
Research: Structural health monitoring and structural analysis, including advanced sensor systems, smart structures and enhancement of safety.
Rodney Priestley, Assistant Professor
Previous position: Chateau-briand Fellow at the École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles in Paris
Education: Bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and Ph.D. from Northwestern University.
Research: Physics of polymeric materials and the development of novel polymeric systems as responsive and self-healing materials and membranes.