New faculty of fall 2007

February 05, 2008

Chemical Engineering

James Link

James Link ’00,
Assistant Professor
Previous position: National Institutes of Health Kirschstein Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin
Education: Ph.D. in chemical engineering from CalTech; B.S.E. from Princeton
Research: Interdisciplinary research on protein engineering and chemical biology

Lynn Loo

Lynn Loo *01,
Associate Professor
Previous position:Assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin
Education: Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Princeton; B.S.E from the University of Pennsylvania
Research: Soft, complex systems, including block copolymers and polymer blends, organic conducting and semiconducting materials and self-assembled monolayers. She received the Beckman Young Investigator Award in 2005 and in 2004 was named one of Technology Review’s Top 100 innovators.

Celeste Nelson

Celeste Nelson,
Assistant Professor
Previous position: Postdoctoral fellow at the Life Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Education: Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins University; S.B. in both chemical engineering and biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research: Her Tissue Morphodynamics Laboratory at Princeton conducts research on the dynamic processes that control tissue development. This year she received the Burroughs Wellcome Career Award at the Scientific Interface.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Elie Bou-Zeid

Elie Bou-Zeid,
Assistant Professor
Previous position: Postdoctoral researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology- Lausanne
Education: Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins in environmental engineering; B.S.E. from the American University of Beirut
Research: Boundary layer meteorology, distributed and remote sensing techniques, multi-scale environmental flows and large eddy simulation

Kelly Caylor

Kelly Caylor,
Assistant Professor
Previous position: Assistant professor in the department of geography at Indiana University; from 2003 to 2005, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton
Education: Ph.D. and B.A. in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia
Research: Ecohydrology, savanna ecology, surface hydrology, and ecological modeling

Computer Science

Michael Freedman

Michael Freedman,
Assistant Professor
Education: Ph.D. from New York University; S.B. and M.Eng. in computer science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research: Distributed systems, security, networking and cryptography. He developed and operates the Coral peer-to-peer content distribution network and OASIS anycast service, which serves more than 1 million users daily.

Electrical Engineering

Gerard Wysocki

Gerard Wysocki,
Assistant Professor
Previous position: Faculty fellow and lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University
Education: Ph.D. in Applied Physics at Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Research: Laser spectroscopy for trace gas detection. Part of his research concerns the design and development of tunable laser sources that can be used in spectroscopic sensing applications. His research expertise will be a key addition to the National Science Foundation’s Engineering Research Center on Mid-Infrared Technologies for Health and the Environment (MIRTHE) based at Princeton.

Nandita Dukkipati

Nandita Dukkipati,
Assistant Professor
Education: Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University
Research: Her dissertation research on the problem of congestion control in networks led to a novel file transfer protocol that has attracted considerable attention. Dukkipati will fill an important teaching need in the area of networks and will strengthen Princeton’s joint computer science/electrical engineering efforts in clean-slate wired and wireless network design.