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Professor Amilcare Porporato, Postdoctoral Research Associates Mark Bartlett and Jun Yin, and Graduate Student Samantha Hartzell co-authored a study published in the journal PLoS ONE that the natural and built systems both develop similarly in response to changing constraints, and some principles of evolution may be common to both types of systems.
THE 2019 HYDROLOGIC SCIENCES MEDAL is awarded to James A. Smith for exceptional contributions to understanding physical and statistical aspects of flood hydrology, urban hydrometeorology, and hydroclimatology.
The concrete and asphalt that make city summers brutally hot might not be a bad thing during winter’s deep freeze.
Brian R. Ellis, Princeton CEE PhD graduate of 2012, is among 84 of the nation's brightest young engineers selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's 24th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium.
The department is pleased to announce that Professor Peter Jaffe and his research team has discovered a bacterium, Acidimicrobiaceae bacterium A6, that can break down ammonium, part of both fertilizer and sewage runoff, without oxygen. T
Dr. Dorotea Sigurdardottir, former member of SHMlab was voted 2017 Concrete Designer of the Year by the online Swedish magazine “Concrete” (more details at In addition, Dorotea recently became R&D Manager of Ramböll, Sweden.
Jack Reilly, a member of SHMlab, has been awarded the Best Paper Award – Second Place at the ASCE’s Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) annual conference, held from May 29-June 1, 2018, at MIT. The competition was organized by EMI’s Structural Health Monitoring & Control Committee.
Katie Kennedy ’18 thesis research is featured in SEAS website (cover story) Katie was advised by Maurizio Chiaramonte, Maria Garlock, Branko Glisic, and architect Sanjeev Shankar from India.
Recently funded awards to Professors Ian Bourg, Amilcare Porporato, Maurizio Chiaramonte, and Ning Lin.
The department is pleased to announce that Professors Elie Bou-Zeid and Mark Zondlo have been selected to receive funding through Princeton's Office of the Dean for Research.
Sewage treatment may be an unglamorous job, but bacteria are happy to do it. Sewage plants rely on bacteria to remove environmental toxins from waste so that the processed water can be safely discharged into oceans and rivers.
David P. Billington, whose scholarship found elegance and beauty in practical works of engineering, died in Los Angeles on March 25. He was 90.
Niko Wanders, former postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University, wins Venng Meinesz prize for research into drought and water reservoirs.  His advisor was Professor Eric Wood.
The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of new professor, Jason Ren, to the faculty effective July 1, 2018. 
Zhiyong “Jason” Ren, in Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Andlinger Center for the Energy and the Environment, will join the faculty from the University of Colorado-Boulder, where he directs the Water Resource Recovery Lab in Environmental Engineering and has been an associate professor since 2013. He earlier taught as an as
The department is pleased to announce that Professor Ian Bourg has been awarded a NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award for his proposal titled "CAREER: Coupled Hydrology and Mechanics of Fine-Grained Soils and Sedimentary Rocks".