Ian Bourg

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the High Meadows Environmental Institute

Website: https://www.princeton.edu/cee/people/display_person/?netid=bourg

Office: E-Quad, E416

Phone: 609-258-4541

Research interests: Geochemical and mass transport properties of porous media, including clay mineral surface geochemistry; geologic carbon sequestration; kinetic isotope effects in aqueous systems; liquid water at interfaces; coupling between geochemistry, geomechanics, and mass fluxes in porous media.


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  • Energy and Environment

  • Materials Science and Engineering


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    Civil and Environmental Engineering

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    High Meadows Environmental Institute

  • Princeton campus and Guyot Hall

    High Meadows Environmental Institute

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    Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

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    Princeton Materials Institute

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    Chemical and Biological Engineering