Bio

Dr. CATHERINE PETERS is the George J. Magee Professor of Geosciences and Geological Engineering, chair of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and director of the undergraduate Geological Engineering Program at Princeton University. She teaches courses in environmental chemistry, energy and the environment, and sustainable design. Dr. Peters is a fellow of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP), and served as president in 2002. In 2020 she was honored with Honorary Board Certification by Eminence in AAEES, and received a Distinguished Alumnus Award of CEE at Carnegie Mellon University. She is editor in chief of Environmental Engineering Science and has served on advisory panels for the US Department of Energy, including the stakeholder group for the National Risk Assessment Program. She earned her master’s and PhD in civil engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and her BSE in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan.

DEGREES:

PhD          Joint degree in Civil Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1992.
MS            Civil Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 1987.
BSE           Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1985.

APPOINTMENTS AT PRINCETON:

  • George J. Magee Professor of Geosciences and Geological Engineering
  • Chair and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Director, Program in Geological Engineering
  • Associated Faculty, Department of Geosciences
  • Associated Faculty, High Meadows Environmental Institute
  • Associated Faculty, Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM)
  • Associated Faculty, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
  • Executive Committee, Program in Sustainable Energy

HONORS, AWARDS, DISTINCTIONS

  • Fellow, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP), since 2016.
  • Editor-in-Chief, Environmental Engineering Science, Mary Ann Liebert.
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award of CEE at Carnegie Mellon University
  • 2012 EPA P3 Award for Sustainable Design Project, Power-in-a-BoxTM.
  • President, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP). 2002-03.
  • Princeton Commendation List for Outstanding Teaching.

TEACHING

  • CEE 304 / ENE 304 / ENV 300 Environmental Engineering and Energy
  • CEE 505 Statistical Methods for Data Analysis, Modeling and Experimental Design
  • CEE 571 Environmental Chemistry
  • CEE 599 Special Topics in EEWR: Modeling of Geochemical Kinetics and Reactive Transport

 

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