Aydan Celik ’22
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Mineral-Water-Organic Interactions in Soils
Certificate(s): Materials Science
I worked in the Interfacial Water Group simulating organic molecules that represented natural organic matter such as sorgoleone and pyrro-quinoline. I developed these molecules using programming tools such as Visual Molecular Dynamics, Avogadro, Large-scale Atomic/Molecular Massively Parallel Simulator (LAMMPS) and the Optimized Potentials for Liquid Simulations (OPLS). I then validated my molecular simulations with experimental data to better understand how these molecules would interact with quartz surfaces in the presence of water and supercritical carbon dioxide. Due to this exposure, I am more curious about the role of organic molecules and their interactions with carbon and am aware that our understanding of these properties will allow us to improve carbon sequestration and mitigate climate change.
Water and the Environment
Interfacial Water Group, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University
Ian Bourg, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the High Meadows Environmental Institute; Emily Wei-Hsin Sun, Ph.D. candidate, Civil and Environmental Engineering