The world’s metropolitan regions house over 50 percent of the world population, consume about 75 percent of worldwide energy, and emit about 80 percent of greenhouse gasses. By 2050, they will house about 70 percent of all people. Princeton engineers bring together expertise in the environment, infrastructure, climate, data science, sensors, privacy, security, public policy, and many other fields to make cities, towns and suburbs resilient and enjoyable places for people to flourish sustainably.

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News

  • Trees and street signs partially submerged in river water with a buildings standing in floodwater in the background.

    Climate change likely to drive more floods in some parts of the U.S., fewer in others

  • Foam board with a pinned grasshopper specimen, with wings extended, and four rows with different colors and shapes of synthetic wings under investigation for flying robots.

    Innovation funds support research in robotics, machine learning, climate resilience and more

  • Teaching Awards 2023.

    Engineering faculty recognized for excellence in teaching

  • Jovan Aigbekaen holding a metal box containing air quality sensors used for his senior thesis research.

    Thesis work analyzed air quality on the move

  • Princeton selected to lead NSF-funded regional consortium for photonics research and workforce development

  • Portrait of researcher

    Urban sustainability expert Anu Ramaswami honored for leadership in engineering and global outreach

Events

  • March 04

    12:00 pm

    Metropolis Initiative Seminar Series – Sustainable Neighborhood Design at Sidewalk Labs: Science Advances and Case Studies

Faculty

  • Sigrid Adriaenssens

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Elie Bou-Zeid

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Minjie Chen

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

  • Luc Deike

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    High Meadows Environmental Institute

  • Michael Freedman

    Computer Science

  • Maria Garlock

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Branko Glišić

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Jürgen Hackl

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Marcus Hultmark

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • Kyle Jamieson

    Computer Science

  • Niraj Jha

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Yiguang Ju

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • Alain Kornhauser

    Operations Research and Financial Engineering

  • Ning Lin

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Jyotirmoy Mandal

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Forrest Meggers

    Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

    Architecture

  • Reza Moini

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Andrés Monroy-Hernández

    Computer Science

  • Anu Ramaswami

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

    High Meadows Environmental Institute

    Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS)

  • Naveen Verma

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Claire White

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

  • Gerard Wysocki

    Electrical and Computer Engineering