Lauren Pincus


Education & Curriculum Vitae

PhD, Green Chemistry and Green Engineering, Yale University, 2020 B.A., Chemistry and Geology, Middlebury College, 2014

Curriculum Vitae



Lauren graduated in May, 2020 with her PhD in Green Chemistry and Green Engineering from the Yale School of the Environment, specifically the Zimmerman Lab and the Yale Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering. She will join the Princeton Department of Geosciences and the Molecular Environmental Geochemistry Group in September, 2020.

Her research interests lie at the intersection of chemistry, geology, and environmental engineering with a broad focus on the behavior of chemical pollutants in natural systems. Lauren's doctoral research focused on developing sustainable, selective, and multifunctional nano-enabled biomaterials for the adorption of inorganic contaminants. 

Lauren is from Montclair, New Jersey and completed her bachelor's degree with a double major in chemistry and geology at Middlebury College. She was also a two-time NCAA DIII National Finalist in the javelin. Following graduation, she spent a year as a researcher with Dartmouth's Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program conducting research on arsenic in food products and the environmental fate of mercury at a Superfund Site in Northern New Hampshire.