Carnegie Mellon University

The Environmental Engineering, Sustainability, and Science (EESS) focus area provides students with skills, analysis tools and technologies to meet the critical sustainability challenges of the 21st Century. EESS education provides students with an interdisciplinary approach to environmental quality protection and restoration, green practices and environmental stewardship that spans engineering, science, social sciences and policy.

Through courses and research in air quality, water quality, remediation, industrial ecology, sustainable engineering, energy, and nanotechnology, EESS faculty members offer their students the opportunity to explore innovations that address some of the most pressing sustainability challenges that impact industry and society today and in the future. 

The EESS group carries out world-class research and education. Our research takes place within state of the art facilities. The Hauck Environmental Engineering Laboratories include instrumentation for organic and inorganic contaminant analyses, process evaluation, environmental and molecular microbiology, ultra clean processes, environmental electrochemistry, high temperature biology, apparatus and prototype fabrications.

Research interests of the EESS faculty include:

  • air and water quality engineering, science, and modeling
  • environmental nanotechnology
  • environment-energy studies, including, bioenergy, carbon capture and sequestration, shale gas
  • environmental sensing
  • green design and construction
  • industrial ecology
  • life cycle assessment
  • remediation
  • risk assessment
  • sustainable engineering
  • climate change