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Princeton University
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Associated Faculty, Department of Geosciences
Associated Faculty, Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI)

Member U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board
Past President, AEESP (2003-2004)


Dr. Peters works in the areas of environmental chemistry and sustainable energy technologies. Research in her lab focuses on using the deep subsurface environment to store, transfer and extract fluids related to energy technologies including carbon dioxide sequestration. In addition, through her educational activities, she engages students in innovative experiences to develop renewable energy technologies such as portable wind power systems. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the Environmnetal Protection Agency. She is a member of the U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board and she is a past President of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors.

  • Effects of Pore Structure Change and Multi-Scale Heterogeneity on Contaminant Transport and Reaction Rate Upscaling. Funding source: Department of Energy. Principal Investigators: W. Brent Lindquist (PI), Keith W. Jones, Stony Brook University; Wooyong Um, Mark Rockhold, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Catherine A. Peters, Michael A. Celia, Princeton University.
  • DUSEL CO2: A Deep Underground Laboratory for Geologic CO2 Sequestration Studies. Funding source: National Science Foundation. Principal Investigators: Catherine A. Peters (PI), George W. Scherer (Princeton University); Patrick F. Dobson, Curtis M. Oldenburg, Barry Freifeld, Joseph Wang, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In partnership with Schlumberger.
  • Basin-Scale Leakage Risks from Geologic Carbon Sequestration: Impact on CCS Energy Market Competitiveness. Funding source: Department of Energy NETL. Principal Investigators: Catherine A. Peters (PI), Michael A. Celia, George W. Scherer (Princeton University); Jeffrey P. Fitts, Vatsal Bhatt (Brookhaven National Laboratory); Elizabeth J. Wilson, Melisa Pollak (University of Minnesota)
  • Wind Energy and Rainwater Harvesting Solutions for Sustainable Recovery of Haiti. Funding source: National Science Foundation. Principal Investigators: Catherine A. Peters (PI), Sigrid Adriaenssens, Craig Arnold, Elie Bou-Zeid, Jane Harrison, Wole Soboyejo. Haiti Rapid Response project web site. http://haiti.princeton.edu/
  • The impacts of stress on microbiological metabolic processes. Stress induced by exposure to xenobiotic chemicals such as environmental pollutants. Biodegradation kinetics for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and the relationships between molecular properties and these kinetics. Biodegradation rates for mixtures of PAHs.
    Click here for an archive of papers related to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPLs).

Left to right: Juan Nogues, Hang Deng, Catherine Peters, Liz Costello, Arjun Arora, Brian Ellis, Lauren Crandell


URL: http://www.princeton.edu/~cap/