Michael Celia *83

Director, Princeton Environmental Institute; Theodora Shelton Pitney Professor of Environmental Studies; Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Michael Celia

Celia is director of PEI and the Theodora Shelton Pitney Professor of Environmental Studies and professor of civil and environmental engineering. His research focus includes groundwater hydrology, the sequestration of carbon dioxide, and measuring methane leakage from abandoned oil and gas wells. Celia formerly served as director of the Program in Environmental Studies. He has been involved with PEI’s Carbon Mitigation Initiative since its inception in 2000. Celia has received numerous awards for research and teaching, including election to the National Academy for Engineering. Celia received his Ph.D. in civil and environmental Engineering from Princeton.