The world’s rapidly growing population presents challenges to the intricate relationship of global food demand and the consumption of two major resources: energy and water.
Assistant Professor Nirupam Aich seeks to address the increasing need to better manage the food-energy-water nexus. His laboratory for Environmental Nanotechnology and Sustainability takes a responsible and innovative nanoscale material design approach to address issues with energy costs and renewable energy resources, as well as developing newer water treatment techniques to help their reuse and meet the demand for safe water.
CSEE AT A GLANCE
Chair: Joseph Atkinson
Full-time Faculty: 30
• 625 Undergraduate
• 193 Graduate
• 35,000 square feet of teaching and research labs
• $5.5 million in annual research expenditures
Research areas in:
• bridge engineering
• computational mechanics
• geotechnical engineering
• environmental and water resources engineering
• structural and earthquake engineering
• transportation engineering