Catherine Peters

George J. Magee Professor of Geosciences and Geological Engineering, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Director of the Program in Geological Engineering


Office: E-Quad, E-417

Phone: 609-258-5645

Research interests: Environmental chemistry and environmental risk assessment; reactions kinetics; reaction rates for a variety of environmental systems; geochemical reactions important for storage of CO2 in deep saline aquifers; time-scales operative for CO2 storage; contamination of water and soils with organic pollutants; non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPLs) containing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons


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  • Energy and Environment


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    Civil and Environmental Engineering

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    Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

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    Princeton Materials Institute

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