• Dec. 2016 – Ning Lin receives an NSF CAREER Award.
  • Nov. 2016 – Jie Yin returns to China and becomes an Associate Professor at East China Normal University. Congratulations!
  • Sep. 2016 – Sanne Muis joins the group as a visiting student from VU University Amsterdam. Welcome!
  • August 2016 – Dr. Haiwei Xu joins the group as a visiting scholar from Zhejiang University, China. Welcome!
  • June 2016 – Alexis Bachas graduates with M.S. in CEE. Alexis will pursue a MBA at London School of Economics. Congratulations!
  • June 2016 – As a part of our NSF Hazards SEES project, we co-organized a workshop on “Current Flood Insurance Policy and Potential Improvements” at the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania, June 9th, 2016.
  • June 2016 – Siyuan (Henry) Xian receives Princeton’s PEI-STEP fellowship. Congratulations!
  • May 2016 – Ning Lin receives Princeton’s Howard B. Wentz, Jr. Junior Faculty Award for excellence in teaching and scholarship.


  • Dec 2015 – Dr. Benjamin Schenkel joins us as a Postdoctoral Associate. Ben was a NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at the University at Albany, SUNY, and he received his PhD in Atmospheric Science from the Florida State University. Welcome!
  • Sep 2015 – Shaun Stojak and Kevin Tresselt join the group to work on their senior thesis. Welcome!
  • Aug 2015 – We receive multi-year NSF Hazard SEES grant to study hurricane hazards and risk (9/1/2015-8/31/2019; $2.7 million). The project will be centered at Princeton and strongly connected to GFDL, MIT and UPenn (subawards). The PI is Ning Lin, and the Co-PIs are James SmithKerry Emanuel, Howard Kunreuther, Thomas Knutson, Guy NordensonGabriel Vecchi, and Michael Oppenheimer.
  • July 2015 – Ning Lin is reappointed by New York City Mayor de Blasio to the third New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC3), which will provide the best available climate science to inform the City’s resiliency planning. After Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Lin was appointed by Mayor Bloomberg to NPCC2.
  • July 2015 – Ning Lin is selected to speak on forecasting natural disasters at NAE’s 2015 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, to be held on September 9-11, at the National Academies’ Beckman Center in Irvine, Calif.
  • June 2015 – Eric Shullman receives W. Taylor Thom, Jr. Prize. Awarded to a senior in the area of Geological Engineering who has a strong academic record and who has written an outstanding thesis. Well done Eric!
  • April 2015 – Talea Mayo receives Assistant Professorship in the Department of  Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering at University of Central Florida, to start in August 2015. Congratulations Talea!
  • Mar.2015 – Daniel Chavas receives Assistant Professorship in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University, to start in Jan. 2016. Congratulations Dan!
  • Mar. 2015 – Our SCR project presents an exhibition on March 13-15, Brooklyn, NYC.

News Briefs

  • Dec 2017 – Our research and NSF Hazard SEEs project are featured in Research Features.
  • Sep 2017 – Hurricane Irma devastated Caribbean Islands and Florida. Siyuan Xian and Kairui Feng lead a team to survey damage in the Florida Keys.
  • Sep 2017 – Hurricane Harvey devastated large areas of Texas. Siyuan Xian and Kairui Feng join a multi-university team to survey damage in south coast of Texas.
  • Aug 2017 – Dazhi Xi joins us as a PhD student. Dazhi obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Atmospheric Science at Nanjing University, China. Welcome!
  • Aug 2017 – Kairui Feng joins us as a PhD student. Kairui obtained his Bachelor’s degree in CEE at Tsinghua University, China. Welcome!

News – 2014

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