• 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 – 2014

News – 2013

  • Dec. 2013 – Our paper “Low-probability flood risk modeling for New York City,” 2013, Risk Anal, receives best paper award from Society of Risk Analysis.
  • Nov. 2013  – Dr. Talea Mayo joins the group as a Postdoctoral Associate. She joins us from UT-Austin, where she received PhD in Applied Mathematics. Welcome!
  • Nov. 2013  – Dr. Daniel Chavas joins the group as a NSF Postdoctoral Fellow. He joins us from MIT, where he received PhD in Atmospheric Science. Welcome!
  • Sep. 2013 – Bradley Howard and Jason Adleberg join the group to work on their senior thesis. Welcome!
  • Aug. 2013 – Siyuan (Henry) Xian joins the group as a PhD student. He joins us from the University of Hong Kong, China, where he received B.S. in Civil Engineering with Minor in Finance. Welcome!
  • Aug. 2013 – PhD student Adam Hatzikyriakou joins the group. He received B.S. in Civil Engineering from Columbia University. Welcome!
  • June 2013 – Margaret Owensby presents her senior thesis at the11th International Conference on Structural Safety & Reliability (ICOSSAR 2013), Columbia University, as one of the very few undergraduate presenters. Well done!
  • May 2013 – Lauren Tauscher receives Senior Thesis Award. Congratulations!
  • April 2014 – Our Sandy damage survey is reported as a feature story in Princeton Alumni Weekly by Anna Azvolinsky, who interviewed us on site (Ortley Beach, NJ).

News – 2012

  • Dec. 2012 – We teamed up with University of Notre Dame and spent our Thanksgiving week on the NJ shore to survey structural damage from Hurricane Sandy. Thanks to the participates, including Ning Lin, Emmi Yonekura, Margaret Owensby, Luca Nagy, and Jonathan Glassman from Princeton.
  • Nov. 2012 – Dr. Emmi Yonekura joins the group as a Postdoctoral Associate. She joins us from Columbia University, where she received PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences. Welcome!
  • Sep. 2012 – Lauren Tauscher, Margaret Owensby, and Yerab Ermias join the group to work on their senior thesis. Welcome!
  • Aug. 2012 – Ping Lu joins the group as a graduate student (jointly in Prof. James Smith’s Hydrometeorology research group). She received B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Tsinghua University, China. Welcome!
  • July 2012 – Dr. Ning Lin returns to Princeton to start her tenure-track assistant professorship. She joins Princeton from MIT, where she was a NOAA Climate & Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences from 2010-2012. She received PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Princeton University in 2010.