The Energy Engineering program gives students a high-quality graduate education with a focus on energy engineering fundamentals, independent research and career preparation, while also providing flexibility to customize the program to meet individual student needs.
Our in-depth, dedicated PhD is designed so students are prepared to compete for top research careers in industry, government and academia. Graduates of this program will:
Have mastered fundamental topics in environmental engineering and be able to apply them to research problems of practical significance.
Be proficient researchers, having the skills required to formulate, assess, and document a hypothesis.
Be proficient at designing, conducting, and managing an independent research project
Be well prepared for a career in industry, government or academia in the field of environmental engineering.
Research areas include:
Stationary power generation including increasing energy efficiency from existing and new systems, renewable energy systems, clean coal technologies, carbon sequestration, and hydrogen production.
Production of liquid and gaseous fuels (ethanol, biodiesel, hydrogen, methane for example) and specialty chemicals from biomass, fossil fuels and other resources, including infrastructure development.
Transmission and distribution systems, including approaches to integrate distributed generation produced from renewable resources.
Environmental cleanup and protection of air, water, and soil, focusing on energy and industrial generated sources.
Integration of social, political, regulatory, and legal into the development and implementation of new technologies.