I'm Stephanie Bachas-Daunert, a senior in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Princeton. Through the Princeton Environmental Institute, I am also involved in the Environmental Studies Program, participating in a weekly research colloquium. For my senior thesis project in the Scherer Group, I am studying the weathering of Roman ruins in Tarragona, Spain. Particularly, my work focuses on addressing the thermal expansion mismatch of salt and stone as the key means of observed damage at the site.
Research interests of mine include the environmental impact on structures and materials, climate change, sustainability, and environmental chemistry. I have performed scientific research since my sophomore year of high school; past projects include work of a chemical engineering, biomedical, and environmental nature.
(Amphitheater at Tarragona, found via GoogleEarth
S. Bachas-Daunert, and S. K. Deo, "Should Genetically Modified Foods Be Abandoned on the Basis of Allergenicity?" Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 392(3), 341-346, 2008.
J. D. Ehrick, S. M. Stokes, S. Bachas-Daunert, E. A. Moschou, S. K. Deo, L. G. Bachas, and S. Daunert, "Chemically Tunable Lensing of Stimuli-Responsive Hydrogel Microdomes", Adv. Mat. 19(22), 4024-4027, 2007.
L. A. Doleman, S. Bachas-Daunert, L. L. Davies, S. K. Deo, and S. Daunert, Chapter 12, "Commercial Availability of Photoproteins" in Photoproteins in Bioanalysis, S. K. Deo and S. Daunert, Eds., Wiley-VCH: New York, NY, 225-234, 2006.
J. D. Ehrick, S. Bachas-Daunert, S. M. Stokes, E. A. Moschou, S. K. Deo, L. G. Bachas, M. J. Madou and S. Daunert, "Stimuli-Responsive Hydrogels Based on Hinge-Motion Binding Proteins as Recognition Elements", Polymer Preprints 47(2), 1106-1107, 2006.
S. Bachas-Daunert, M. McNall, G.W. Scherer. "Environmental Impact at Tarragona: A Detailed Review of Thermal Expansion and Salt Crystallization on Roman Ruins in Coastal Spain," Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Thesis Research Symposium, Princeton University, January 2009, Princeton, NJ.
S. Bachas-Daunert, S. K. Deo. “Non-Invasive Biosensors for the Management and Diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease”, Princeton Health Research Symposium, Princeton University, April 2007, Princeton, NJ.
J. D. Ehrick, S. Bachas-Daunert, S. Stokes, E. A. Moschou, S. K. Deo, L. G. Bachas, and S. Daunert, "Stimuli-Responsive Hydrogels Based on Hinge Motion Binding Proteins as Recognition Elements", 232nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, September 10, 2006, San Francisco, CA.
“Quorum Sensing Biosensors for the Management and Diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease”, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, May 2006, Indianapolis, IN.
“Stimuli-Responsive Protein Multimer Hydrogels for Sensing Applications”, Naff Symposium, University of Kentucky, April 2006, Lexington, KY.
J. D. Ehrick, S. K. Deo, S. Bachas-Daunert, S. Stokes, E. A. Moschou, S. K. Khatwani, S. Daunert, and L. G. Bachas,, "Stimuli-Responsive Hydrogels with Integrated Protein Recognition for Sensing Applications", Pacifichem 2005, December 15-20, 2005, Honolulu, HI.
S. Bachas-Daunert, S. Stokes, J. D. Ehrick, E. A. Moschou, S. K. Deo, and S. Daunert “Stimuli-Responsive Hydrogels Integrating Binding Protein Recognition Elements”, National Meeting of the American Institute for Chemical Engineers, October 31, 2005, Cincinnati, OH.
S. Bachas-Daunert, S.K. Deo, S. Daunert. “Whole Cell Biosensors for Quorum Sensing Molecules”, Naff Symposium, University of Kentucky, March 15, 2005, Lexington, KY.
Involvement in Engineering Societies at Princeton University:
Treasurer, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Executive Board Member, American Society of Civil Engineers
Group Leader, Engineering Projects in Community Service
Engineers Without Borders
Stephanie Bachas-Daunert '10
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Princeton, NJ 08544