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Luc Deike receives the François Frenkiel Award for innovative paper on bubbles and breaking waves

November 28, 2023 ・ Tom Garlinghouse

Luc Deike, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and the High Meadows Environmental Institute, was recently awarded the François Frenkiel Award from the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics for a paper entitled “Capillary driven fragmentation of large…

New study shows in real-time what helps mammals survive a natural disaster

November 17, 2023 ・ Liz Fuller-Wright

When Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park in May 2019, one of nature‘s deadliest forces encountered one of the most technologically sophisticated wildlife parks on the planet. Princeton researchers and colleagues from around the world documented the effects…

Navigation on the Mississippi has worsened for decades

November 16, 2023 ・ John Sullivan

Shifting water levels have driven a significant decline in navigation conditions in recent decades along the Mississippi River, a primary engine of commerce in the United States, research from the federal government and Princeton University shows. The researchers examined changing…

Ammonia Fuel Offers Great Benefits but Demands Careful Action

November 7, 2023 ・ Colton Poore

Ammonia, a main component of many fertilizers, could play a key role in a carbon-free fuel system as a convenient way to transport and store clean hydrogen. The chemical, made of hydrogen and nitrogen (NH3), can also itself be burned…

HMEI’s Summer Internship Symposium Highlights Students’ Summer Fieldwork

November 6, 2023 ・ Tom Garlinghouse

On September 15, the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) hosted the 16th Annual Summer of Learning Symposium. “The Symposium is something we hold every fall,” said Emily Ahmetaj, Internship Program Manager HMEI. “It highlights the work of students who participate…

Princeton University’s High Meadows Environmental Institute and Lewis Center for the Arts and The Civilians theater company announce The Next Forever inaugural artist commissions

November 3, 2023

Kareem Fahmy and AriDy Nox will participate in one-year residencies at Princeton to develop their commissioned pieces exploring how dynamic storytelling can engage vital environmental subjects Princeton University’s High Meadows Environmental Institute and Lewis Center for the Arts and The…

HMEI Welcomes Kevon Rhiney as 2023-2024 Barron Visiting Professor

October 24, 2023

Kevon Rhiney, Associate Professor of Geography, Rutgers University – New Brunswick, has been named the 2023-24 Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities in the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI). His current research investigates the…

Chemist Marissa Weichman wins Packard Fellowship to study one of the least- understood aspects of climate change

October 24, 2023 ・ Wendy Plump

Marissa Weichman, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, has been awarded a 2023 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation for her proposal to study atmospheric aerosols and their potential role in climate change. Weichman is…

Hydrologist Gabriele Villarini Joins HMEI Faculty

October 4, 2023

High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) welcomed July 1, Gabriele Villarini, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the High Meadows Environmental Institute. Villarini joins Princeton from the University of Iowa where he was a professor in the Department of Civil…