Environmental Engineering, Sustainability, and Science (EESS)
Sustainability addresses the capacity of society to improve quality of life while preserving the availability and quality of its natural resources. As the world’s population increases under the effects of climate change, engineers face new and evolving challenges with sustainability and the health of our natural and built environment.
The EESS research group aims to meet emergent and dynamic challenges of environmental stewardship and sustainability, and focuses on:
Examples of EESS research projects:
Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) and nanotechnology will be an important tool for making agriculture more resilient and sustainable.
We are working to understand how molecules can be used to deliver engineered nanomaterials to specific locations inside of plants and produce nano-enabled agrochemicals that safely and efficaciously promote plant health.
An Assessment of Environmental Sustainability of Mining and Mined Materials in the U.S.
Drinking Water Vulnerability to Coal Power Plant Wastewater Discharges
Forecasting and Evaluating Engineering Applications of Near-term Regional Climate Change
The improved near-term forecasting technique can help bridge the gap between the climate information provided by the climate science community and practical applications in the engineering community.