Speaker: Frank von Hippel, Professor and Co-Director of Program on Science and Global Security, Professor of Woodrow Wilson School
Speaker: Marc Fleurbaey, Robert E. Kuenne Professor in Economics and Humanistic Studies, Professor of Public Affairs and the University Center for Human Values
Speaker: Karl Kusserow, John Wilmerding Curator of American Art at Princeton Art Museum
Speaker: Tim Searchinger, Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School, Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy Program
Speaker: Sarah Kapnick, physical scientist at NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Speaker: Janet Currie, Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs
Speaker: Warren Powell, Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering
Speaker: Andrew Zwicker, physicist at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and member of the NJ General Assembly
Andrew B. Bocarsly - Professor of Chemistry
Dr. Andrew Bocarsly's research interests lie in the general field of physical inorganic chemistry, with emphasis on the chemistry of excited state and charge transfer processes and the chemistry of surfaces. These interests have resulted in his research focusing on electrochemistry, photochemistry, solid state chemistry, and fuel cells. There are three active projects (CO2 Reduction, Fuel Cells, and Cyanogels) on which graduate and undergraduate students currently work.
William Happer - Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics, Emeritus
I am interested in the physics of spin-polarized atoms and nuclei, and in the application of these spin-polarized systems in other areas. Together with Professor Cates, research associates and graduate students at Princeton and collaborators from various medical schools, I have been working on ways to use polarized 3He and 129Xe for magnetic resonance imaging of lungs and perhaps other organs.
Dr. Forrest Meggers - Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. Affiliated faculty in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Elke Weber - Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor
Gabriel Vecchi - Professor of Geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute.
Peter Singer - Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values
Martha Coven - Lecturer and John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs & Co. Visiting Professor
Thomas Nyquist, Executive Director, Engineering and Campus Energy, Engineering and Campus Energy.
Smita Brunnermeier, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, Lecturer in Economics and Public Affairs
John Haldon, Shelby Cullom Davis '30 Professor of European History. Professor of History and Hellenic Studies. Director, Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies.
Robert Socolow, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
Elie Bou-Zeid, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Warren Powell, Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering. Director, Program in Engineering and Management Systems.
Adam Maloof, Associate Professor of Geosciences
Prof. Ning Lin, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Prof. François Morel, Professor of Geoscience
Prof. George Philander, Professor of Geoscience
Prof. Michael Mueller, professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Prof. Dan Steingart, Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Felipe Bayon and Gardiner Hill, Visitors from BP
Prof. Forrest Meggers, Professor of School of Architecture
Prof. Fabian Wagner, visiting Professor of WWS and Andlinger Center for Energy and Environment
How does sea level change and what is the Anthropocene
Stop Saving the Planet!: An Historian's-Eye View of Environmental Advocacy
Cities in the 21st Century: The nexus of climate, water and energy challenges
Understanding the role of climate variability as a determinant of ecosystem structure and function/how changing rainfall climatology might impact the distribution of ecosystems in Africa
The evolving view of climate forcing as climate models begin to include interactions between aerosols and clouds.
Speaker: Dan Li
The eddy-covariance system operated by the Hydrometeorology group at Princeton is located at the Broadmead site (close to the football stadium). It has a CSAT 3D sonic anemometer and a LICOR-7500, which measure the wind speed, air temperature, water vapor and CO2 concentration at high frequencies(~10-20Hz). Other variables measured at the site include four-component surface radiation, soil moisture, rainfall and so on.
Speaker: Joe Majkut
Speaker: Gardiner Hill, EB&V, Alternative Energy, Director Carbon Solutions, BP and Nigel Jenvey, Subsurface Resource Manager, Americas, Emerging Business & Ventures, BP Alternative Energy
Every energy resource — fossil, nuclear and renewable — is undergoing profound changes. And overall, we're gradually shifting from coal and oil to the energies of tomorrow.
This sweeping transition is the subject of Switch. But rather than advocate for how it should happen, Switch travels the world to discover how it most likely will happen.
Switch is also about a changing energy conversation. Today, it’s polarized and unproductive. Switch focuses on practical realities and encourages a balanced understanding.
Speaker: Minghui Diao. Presentation and lab tour.
Speakers: Representatives from Princeton Energy & Climate Scholars (PECS) and the Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC) do Rio de Janeiros Interdisciplinary Center for the Environment (NIMA). For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://environment.princeton.edu/grandchallenges/research/energy.
Speaker: Celine Stein. Presentations and lab tour.
Speaker: Professor Gerary Wysocki, Electrical Engineering
Speaker: Sarah Batterman, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Speaker: Dr. Jane Lubchenco, NOAA
Speaker: Hang Deng, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Speaker: Megan Konar, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Speaker: Professor Alexander Glaser, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering & Woodrow Wilson School
Speaker: Dr. Robert Watson, Former Chair of IPCC
The Faculty Board of Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars (PECS) is seeking applications from highly motivated graduate students who are conducting research within the broad area of climate change and energy. Since the creation of the group in 2008, PECS has typically had a balanced membership across disciplines within engineering, policy, and economics. PECS has been designed to enhance the research experience of Princeton's graduate students by encouraging the most talented of these students to transcend the boundaries of their fields.
Speaker: Professor David Medvigy, Geosciences
Aerosols are one of the major stumbling blocks in predicting future climate change. Both their direct interaction with solar radiation and their indirect impact on radiation via modification of cloud properties give aerosols the potential to significantly alter the Earth's energy balance and hydrological cycle.
Speaker: Professor Elie Bou-Zeid, Civil and Environmental Engineering
PECS -- Speaker: Mary Kang, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Speaker: Annette Trierweiller
In the Hedin Biochemistry lab, soil, water, plant samples are processed for their nutrient (soil, plant and water samples and ion concentration) . In the lab we have a gas chromatograph, ion chromatographs, an elemental analyzer, a machine to measure Dissolved organic carbon, and a nutrient analyzer.
Speaker: Professor Craig Arnold, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Speaker: David Kanter, WWS Science Technology and Public Policy
Speaker: Professor Robert Socolow, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Speaker: Jose Azar, Economics
Speaker: Dr. Syukuro Manabe, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Speaker: Clinton Smith, Electrical Engineering
PECS beginning of the fall semester social event to welcome the new PECS student and faculty board members.
The Faculty Board of Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars (PECS) is seeking applications from highly motivated graduate students who are conducting research in climate science and closely related fields (i.e.
Victor B. Oyeyemi, Chemical and Biological Engineering
PECS end of year social event to welcome the new PECS student members and say farewell to the old.
Speaker: Caroline Farrior, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Speaker: Professor Warren Powell, founder and director of CASTLE Laboratory and faculty member at Princeton since 1981.
CASTLE Lab was created in 1990 to reflect an expanding research program into dynamic resource management. Topics covered include climate change, storage, investments in energy, energy resource allocation, pricing; discussion on challenges in modeling, issue of the flow of information ("stochastic models" without using the word "stochastic"), and the notion of a "policy".
Speaker: Rebecca Lutzy, Woodrow Wilson School STEP
Speaker: Jose Azar, Economics
Speaker: Craig Arnold, Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Acting Director, Program in Sustainable Energy.
Speaker: Albert Cot. Summary: The importance of electric mobility in the energy agenda is rising in different parts of the world. Albert Cot, President of Cluster for Energy Efficiency in Catalonia (Spain), lead a discussion on how Southern Europe is positioning itself to be a leader including using wind power to charge electric vehicles.
Speaker: Van Jones.
Biography: Van Jones is currently at Princeton as a distinguished visiting fellow in the STEP program at the Woodrow Wilson School and the Center for African American Studies. Jones is an environmental advocate and social entrepreneur and was a primary advocate for the Green Jobs Act, which President Bush signed into law in 2007. He also served as the Obama administration's special advisor for green jobs, enterprise and innovation from March-September 2009.
Speaker: Syukuro Manabe, Senior Meteorologist, Tokyo University.
PECS end of year social event to welcome the new PECS student members and say farewell to the old.
Speaker: Steve Pacala, Frederick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Director, Princeton Environmental Institute.
Speaker: Claire Gmachl, Professor of Electrical Engineering
Speaker: Craig Arnold, Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Speaker: Jeroen Tromp, Professor of Geosciences and Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton University
Speakers: Nat Keohane, Director of Economic Policy and Analysis, Environmental Defense Fund, with special guests David Wilcove and Steve Pacala
Speaker: Greg Olsen, President, GHO Ventures
Speaker: Gardiner Hill, Director CCS Technology, Alternative Energy, BP with special guest Kate Hadley-Baker, Director, Well Planning and Geotechnical Operations, BP
Speaker: Bernard Haykel, Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University - This talk will explore the role and power of the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf, especially that of Saudi Arabia, in the world's energy markets and the geopolitics of the region. In addition, the talk will assess the tentative plans and projects of the Gulf countries in the areas of renewable and alternative energy sources (e.g., MASDAR, KAPSARC) and whether these will survive the present downturn in oil prices and declining national revenues.
Speakers: Shoibal Chakravarty and Massimo Tavoni, Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton University -- Global demand for air transport has been characterized by a steady and rapid growth in the past 20 years, at a rate roughly 50% higher than that of economic activity. With growing population and standards of living, and a significant share of developing countries that fly very little, identifying the main drivers of air demand is an important research and policy question.
Speaker: Emily Carter, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Applied & Computational Mathematics, Princeton University
Speaker: Elena Shevliakova, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory -- Changes in climate have potential to affect the global carbon cycle through changes in ecosystems distribution and functioning. While considerable attention has been devoted to modeling the effect of increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration on climate and to the assessment of the ecological impacts of climate change, the potential feedbacks between biosphere and climate are far less understood.
Speaker: Michael Oppenheimer, Department of Geosciences and Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University - How does the US election affect prospects for US action on climate change? How does the global financial crisis and economic downturn factor into the political equation? What may or may not be accomplished at the international level including at the Copenhagen meeting a year from now? What are the prospects for engaging developing countries? What may US and global climate policy look like over the next two, five, and ten years?
Speaker: Francois Morel, Department of Geosciences, Princeton University -- The dissolution of anthropogenic CO2 increases the dissolved CO2 concentration of surface seawater, decreases its pH, and decreases the saturation of calcium carbonate. All three processes, described collectively under the the expression "ocean acidification," have important potential effects on the ocean biota: 1) inorganic carbon may become more available for photosynthesis; essential algal nutrients may become more or less available to phytoplankton at lower pH; and calcifying organisms such as corals and cocco
Speaker: Robert Socolow, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University