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PECS Selects 14 New Members

Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars (PECS) has selected seven new graduate student members and seven new faculty board members for the 2012 – 2013 academic year.

PECS Students
PECS students and faculty gather during a reception in May to welcome new members.

The newly selected students will contribute a wide range of climate- and energy-related expertise to the existing group of PECS scholars. Collectively, their interests include energy storage, wind energy, the energy-food-water nexus, carbon capture and sequestration, climate impacts from atmospheric aerosols as well as from changes in land-use, CO2 fertilization and the tropical biosphere.

The new graduate students are: David (DJ) Bozym (chemical and biological engineering), Carole Dalin (civil and environmental engineering), Spencer Hill (program in atmospheric and oceanic sciences), Tristen Hohman (mechanical and aerospace engineering), Dan Li (civil and environmental engineering), Annette Trierweiler (ecology and evolutionary biology), and Zhong Zheng (mechanical and aerospace engineering).

The seven new faculty board members are: Amy Craft (lecturer in public and international affairs,Woodrow Wilson School), Stephan Fueglistaler (assistant professor of geosciences), Adam Maloof (associate professor of geosciences), Denise Mauzerall (professor of civil and environmental engineering and Woodrow Wilson School), Catherine Peters (professor of civil and environmental engineering), Warren Powell (professor of operations research and financial engineering), and Sigurd Wagner (professor of electrical engineering). Throughout the upcoming academic year the new faculty will lead discussions about their research interests during dinner events.

In May of 2008, the Siebel Energy Challenge initiated the Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars (PECS) group. PECS brings together a group of talented and engaged Princeton Ph.D. students with research expertise ranging from energy security and technology to climate science and policy.

PECS aims to enhance the research experience of its members by encouraging them to transcend the boundaries of their fields and by fostering a sense of common intellectual adventure. Drawing from a broad range of disciplines, PECS students and members of the Faculty Board have a unique opportunity to thoughtfully approach the multifaceted energy challenges of the 21st century.

The selection process is undertaken jointly by the Faculty Board and members of the student committee.