Professor of Environmental Engineering and International Affairs
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Woodrow Wilson School
445 Robertson Hall
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ  08544-1013

Telephone:  609-258-2498
Fax:  609-258-6082







Ph.D., Atmospheric Chemistry, Harvard University
M.S., Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
Sc.B. with honors, Chemistry, Brown University

Research Objectives:
The objective of my research group is to utilize science to inform the development of far-sighted air quality policy that considers impacts of air pollution on human health, agriculture and climate change. Our approach is to use rigorous scientific tools to address technical questions of direct policy relevance. Research in my group analyzes the impacts of air pollution globally as well as in both the largest rapidly industrializing country (China) and in the largest developed country (US). Recent work has examined the effect of present and potential future concentrations of air pollutants, particularly black carbon and ozone, on public health, global agriculture and climate change and the potential benefits of various mitigation strategies. We have also investigated inter-state and inter-continental transport of air pollutants with an emphasis on transport from rapidly industrializing Asia to the rest of the world. These issues are interlinked, globally pervasive and addressing one provides opportunities for leveraging solutions to others. My goal is to use global change science to facilitate the formation of sound environmental policy. 

Media Mentions:

Offshore oil and gas rigs leak more greenhouse gas than expected, August 2019.

A Planet in Danger: Pulling the Planet Back from the Brink, Princeton University, Academic and Administrative Managers Group, February 2, 2019.

How China is reinventing its energy economy, Science Friday, Public Radio International podcast.

Smog Casts a Shadow on China's Solar Farms, Scientific American, 60-second podcast.

Smog Smothers Solar Energy in China, NASA Earth Observatory, April 2018.

Air Pollution Cuts Solar Energy Potential in China, October 2017.

Air Quality and Climate Benefits of Long-distance Electricity Transmission in China, June 2017.
Additional information

Philadelphia March for Science, April 2017.

Climate, Air Quality and Health Implications of China's Energy Future, given at Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, March 2017.

Shale Gas in China, February 2017.

Mauzerall speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 2017.
Ideas Lab talk

Synthetic Natural Gas in China would help Air Quality at Climate's Expense, April 2017.
US News and World Report
University Herald

The Energy Mix
Princeton University

Residential Solid Fuel Use in China has Huge Air Quality Impacts, July 2016.
Terra Daily

Princeton University
Princeton University
Science Daily

Methane Leakage from Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells, 2014 and 2016.
Princeton University
Stanford University

Planet Experts
Princeton University

Mauzerall attends COP21 - Paris Climate Agreement 'Turning Point' for the World?, December 2015.

Q&A: Paris climate agreement, December 2015.

Nature article on Nitrogen Use Efficiency - To Save the Earth, Better Nitrogen Use on a Hungrier Planet Must be Addressed, November 2015.

Nature World News profile, December 2014.

Princeton Alumni Weekly profile, June 2014.

NPR profile, May 2013.

Princeton Weekly Bulletin profile, June 2010.

Black carbon press release, June 2010.