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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Elisabeth Bass Udyawar Wins College of Engineering Continuous Excellence Award

watch videoElisabeth Bass Udyawar was honored with the College of Engineering's Continuous Excellence Award for superior committment to her role at Carnegie Mellon. 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

How Chinese Cities are Spurring Innovation

researchDaniel Armanios studies cities with emerging tech hubs, in order to understand how Silicon Valley’s so-called “secret sauce” might be emulated. MORE
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Talking Energy Innovation in Egypt

researchDaniel Armanios spoke to the Gulf News Journal about Egypt's plan to boost the country’s use of renewable energy to provide one-fifth of all domestic power. MORE
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Is There a Floor for Lithium-ion Battery Production Costs?

researchPh.D. student Rebecca Ciez and professor Jay Whitacre accounted for the materials and manufacturing expenses necessary to produce both cylindrical and prismatic lithium-ion cells, in a study recently published in the Journal of Power Sources. MORE
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

How to Protect from Identity Theft recently consulted EPP professor Nicolas Christin to learn how to safeguard against cybercriminals. MORE
Sunday, November 13, 2016

Hills' New Book Examines the History of Telecommunications in Alaska

SUCCEED 2016Professor Alex Hills recently published a book called Finding Alaska's Villiages and Connecting Them, in which he examines the history of telecommunication in Alaska. MORE
Thursday, November 3, 2016

Is Replacing Coal with Natural Gas Actually Good for the Climate?

researchDeVynne Farquharson and other researchers have conducted a new evaluation of methane emissions that compares the climate benefits of using natural gas and coal for electricity generation. MORE
Friday, October 28, 2016

AC/DC: The Push for Better Home Energy Efficiency

play It’s not difficult to see why home energy is inefficient, which is why doctoral candidate Brock Glasgo studies the potential viability of taking the home electrical systems from AC to DC. MORE
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds Diffuse Between Atmospheric Particles

play Researchers led by Neil M. Donahue have shown that semi-volatile organic compounds can readily diffuse into the billions of tiny atmospheric particles that inhabit the air, easily moving among them. The findings provide greater understanding into how organic particles behave in the atmosphere. MORE
Friday, October 14, 2016

Subra Suresh Co-Authors Op-Ed for Science Magazine

research Carnegie Mellon University President and EPP Professor Subra Suresh wrote a piece in Science, the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), discussing the critical role of the government in research. MORE
Friday, September 30, 2016

Members of the National Academy of Sciences Publish Open Letter On Climate Change

Extreme Weather and Climate Change Report On September 20, 375 members of the National Academy of Sciences, including professor Granger Morgan and 30 Nobel laureates, published an open letter to draw attention to the serious risks of climate change.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Patti Steranchak Wins Andy Award for Spirit

watch video Patti Steranchak has made improving and promoting the Department of Engineering and Public Policy her life’s ambition, and colleagues say her spirit shines brightly in the hearts of former affiliates, alumni, faculty, staff and students.
Friday, September 23, 2016

EPP Faculty Analyze Political Issues on

play EPP faculty recently joined other experts to analyze the political issues that are important to the 2016 presidential candidates. MORE
Monday, September 19, 2016

Understanding the Chemical Industry with Professor Jeff Siirola

EPP Professor Jeff Siirola helps students understand chemistry in untraditional ways. MORE
Monday, September 19, 2016

Krishnamurti Participates in Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Disclosure Panel

Assistant Research Professor Tamar Krishnamurti spoke as part of a Federal Trade Commission panel that presented research on new approaches, or new applications of existing approaches, to making disclosures more efficient and effective. MORE
Thursday, August 18, 2016

PhD Graduate Featured on Energy Podcast

SUCCEED 2016EPP PhD alumni Casey Canfield was recently featured in a few episodes for the Scott Institute's energy-focsed podcast, Energy Bite. She discusses smart meters, solar energy, and communication. MORE
Monday, July 25, 2016

Fischhoff in the Huffington Post: Climate Talk

Professor Baruch Fischhoff recently penned a blog post, called "Climate Talk", for The Huffington MORE
Monday, July 18, 2016


SUCCEED 2016July 18 kicks off the 2016 SUCCEED program, run by the Center for Climate Change and Energy Decision Making. The 5-day program connects EPP Ph.D. students with high school students, in an effort to improve their understanding of energy, the environment, and climate change. MORE
Friday, July 1, 2016

EPP Experts Work Toward International Scientific Collaboration

Professor Erica Fuchs was one of five independent experts from the United States who traveled to Beijing, China, to participate in the China-U.S. Innovation Dialogue, a meeting held between the Director of the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the Chinese Minister of Science and Technology. MORE
Sunday, May 15, 2016

EPP Commencement 2016

watch video May 15, 2016 was Carnegie Mellon's Commencement ceremony, a celebration of achievement across campus. The department highlighted the hard work and contributions of this year’s graduates with a ceremony for EPP and E&TIM graduates. 
Monday, May 2, 2016

EPP Faculty Help Secure $10M Grant for Center for Air, Climate and Energy Solutions

Watch a videoThe Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $10M grant to the Carnegie Mellon's Center for Air Quality, Climate and Energy Solutions, which is run by Allen Robinson, professor of Engineering and Public Policy and Department Head of Mechanical Engineering. MORE
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

EPP Contributes to National Academy of Sciences Report

Extreme Weather and Climate Change Report EPP professor Granger Morgan oversaw the review of the National Academies' Attribution of Extreme Weather Events in the Context of Climate Change, and EPP research scientist Kelly Klima was one of the reviewers.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Cohon Testifies Before Energy & Commerce Committee

videoOn February 24, EPP professor and Carnegie Mellon President Emeritus, Dr. Jared Cohon, testified before the Energy and Commerce Committee as the Co-chair of theCommission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories. MORE
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Carnegie Mellon Represented at the World Economic Forum

watch videoEight Carnegie Mellon faculty members, led by University President Subra Suresh and including EPP professor Lorrie Cranor, presented at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting from January 20-23.

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