News 2021

News 2020


  • Dec 2019 — Renzhi Jing and Kairui Feng receive student travel awards to attend the Symposium on Hurricane Risk in a Changing Climate (June 7-11, 2020, at the Baker’s Cay Resort in Key Largo, Florida). Congratulations!
  • Oct 2019 — Renzhi Jing receives a School of Engineering and Applied Science Award for Excellence. This award is given to SEAS advanced graduate students who have performed at the highest level as scholars and researchers. Congratulations! 
  • Sep 2019 — Our design for coastal resilience for Jamaica Bay is featured on Princeton homepage.
  • Sep 2019 — Our paper on TC flood risk for the US east and gulf coasts is featured by NSF’s 4 Awesome Discoveries.
  • Sep 2019 — Professor Mingfeng Huang visits us for the Fall from Zhejiang University in China. Welcome!
  • August 2019 — Dr. Luis Ceferino Rojas joins the group as an Andlinger Postdoctoral Fellow. Luis graduated with PhD in Civil Engineering from Stanford University in 2019. Welcome!
  • April 2019 — Avantika Gori receives the 2019 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Award. Congratulations! 


  • Oct 2018 – Our research is featured by Open Access Government.
  • Sep 2018 – Avantika Gori joins the group as a PhD student. Avi received B.S. and M.S. from CEE at Rice University. Welcome!
  • Sep 2018 –  Zhang Fang joins the group as a Master’s student. Fang received his B.S. from CEE at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Welcome!
  • Sep 2018 – Muhammad Sajjad joins the group as a visiting student for a year. Muhammad is a PhD student in City University of Hong Kong under the supervise of Prof. Johnny Chan. Welcome!
  • Aug 2018 – Reza Marsooli became an assistant professor in the Dept. of Civil, Envir. & Ocean Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology. Well done. Congratulations!
  • June 2018 – Siyuan (Henry) Xian and Ping Lu graduate with PhD in CEE. Congratulations!
  • April 2018 – Ning Lin is promoted to associate professor with tenure at Princeton, effective July 1, 2018.


  • 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.
  • Sep 2017 – Ojima Agada joins us to work on his senior thesis research on hurricane surge flood risk analysis for Tampa, Florida.
  • 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!
  • July 2017 – Ben Schenkel is appointed as a Research Scientist at University of Oklahoma and NOAA Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, starting on Oct. 1. Well done and congratulations!
  • June 2017 – Siyuan Xian receives Mary and Randall Hack ’69 Award from Princeton Environmental Institute. Congratulations!
  • June 2017 – Adam Hatzikyriakou graduates with PhD in CEE. Adam will join Exponent as an Associate Engineer. Well done and congratulations!