Featured Experts

Princeton faculty members have long been at the frontier of environmental research, launching new fields of inquiry and deepening knowledge across and between a broad array of disciplines. Meet some of our founding scholars in environmental studies and a selection of our many leading researchers.


Sigrid Adriaenssens
Design of lightweight, large-scale protective structures for extreme events
Jeanne Altmann
Ecology, evolution, animal behavior, primatology
Craig Arnold
Energy storage and conversion technology
José Avalos
Microbial engineering for renewable energy and sustainable manufacturing
Michael Bender
Glacial-interglacial climate changes and the global carbon cycle
João Biehl
Anthropology, Amazonia, environmental humanities, biocultural diversity, planetary health, human rights and social movements
Elie Bou-Zeid
Earth science, environmental modeling, urban microclimates, environmental fluid mechanics and transport
Ian Bourg
Geology, geochemistry and water
Shane Campbell-Staton
Biodiversity and ecology
Allison Carruth
Environmental humanities and arts, climate futures, food movements
Emily Carter
Design of materials for sustainable energy and carbon mitigation
Michael Celia
Groundwater and geological carbon storage
Minjie Chen
Power electronics at the grid’s edge
Paul Chirik
Sustainable chemistry
Jonathan Conway
Biomolecular Engineering; Energy and Environment
Steven Cowley
Fusion energy
Janet Currie
Environmental economist focusing on disparities in health impacts
Sujit Datta
Soft materials in energy, environmental science, and biotechnology
Luc Deike
Climate science and modeling, energy and the environment and oceanography
Curtis Deutsch
Climate impacts on ecosystems and biogeochemistry
Andy Dobson
Biodiversity conservation and the ecology of infectious diseases in different social systems.
Stephan Fueglistaler
Atmospheric physics and dynamics, climate change
Mario Gandelsonas
Architecture, urbanism and sustainability
Andrea Graham
Evolutionary ecology, immunology and natural selection
Peter Grant
Biodiversity, and evolution in response to extreme events
Chris Greig
Rapid decarbonization of energy systems
Bryan Grenfell
The spatial and temporal interaction of infectious diseases
John Haldon
Environmental history, Byzantine and Ottoman empires
Kelsey Hatzell
Batteries and energy storage
Lars Hedin
How ecosystems function in the biosphere