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March 2019: Zhanar Zhakiyeva visits from the University of Grenoble. Zhanar will spend four months at Princeton as a visiting student student research collaborator. Her research examines the structure and dynamics of water in ordinary Portland and low-CO2 cements.


February 2019: Myriam Agnel visits from the University of Orleans. Myriam will spend three months at Princeton as a visiting student student research collaborator. Her research examines the nano-scale properties of Fougerite (a.k.a green rust), an important anion exchanger in anoxic environments.


January 2019: Avery Agles joins the lab! Avery holds a Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech. He joins the lab as a PhD student in Chemical and Biological Engineering.


January 2019: Workshop on Transport in Complex Materials at Princeton. Ian, Sujit Datta, and Andrej Kosmrlj hosted a three-day workshop at the Princeton Center for Theoretical Studies (PCTS).


September 2018: Emily Sun was named a PECS scholar and elected as Editor-in-Chief of Highwire Earth, a science blog run by the Princeton University community.


September 2018: Xiaohan Li joins the lab! Xiaohan graduated from Peking University with a Bachelor's in Energy and Resource Engineering. She joins the lab as a PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering.


August 2018: Michael Holmboe visits from University of Umeå. Michael will spend two weeks in Princeton. His visit was captured by the Princeton SEAS communications office.


August 2018: Alex Fernandez-Martinez visits from the University of Grenoble. Alex is a CNRS Scientist in Grenoble and an expert in neutron and X-ray studies of mineral-water interfaces.


July 2018: Lynn Zheng visits from Imperial College. Lynn will spend three months at Princeton as a visiting student research collaborator. Her research focuses on links between the wetting properties of mineral surfaces and the stability of adsorbed water films.


May 2018: Bastien Wild joins the lab! Bastien has a PhD in Earth Sciences from the University of Strasbourg. He joins the lab (as well as Prof. Claire White's Sustainable Cements Group) as a Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.


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About our research

Our group examines the fundamental properties of water at interfaces and their impact on chemistry, mechanics, and mass fluxes in natural systems. More

The group

IWG group members at the ACS meeting in Spring 2017. More

Recent publications

Greeshma Gadikota's paper in J. Phys. Chem. C examines the solubility of gases (CO2, CH4, H2, noble gases) in nanopore water.

Ian's paper in Acc. Chem. Res. examines fundamental controls on the permeability of fine-grained sedimentary rocks. More