CATHERINE A. PETERS
Princeton University Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Associated Faculty, Department of Geosciences
Associated Faculty, Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI)
Ph.D. Carnegie Mellon University 1992,
Engineering, Engineering and Public
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Michigan, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
M.S. Carnegie Mellon University,
B.S.E. University of Michigan 1985,
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)