Environmental Engineering

A Framework for Equity in Energy and Environmental Engineering

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As diversity, equity, and inclusion continue to be among the nation’s most important focus areas, a Georgia Tech researcher has created a framework to help his peers utilize more equitable data in their energy and environmental engineering studies.

Monday, May 16, 2022

The Flow of Innovation

Georgia Tech’s Hydraulics Lab studies environmental fluid dynamics across various STEM disciplines

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Wensi Chen Recognized for Excellence in Environmental Chemistry

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The American Chemical Society has recognized Ph.D. candidate Wensi Chen for her research in environmental chemistry and engineering. Chen is one of 20 students nationwide selected to receive the 2021 Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award. 

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Yongsheng Chen, Xing Xie Recognized for Leadership in Environmental Engineering

The Chinese-American Professors in Environmental Engineering and Science (CAPEES) Society has recognized faculty members Yongsheng Chen and Xing Xie for their dedication and service to environmental engineering and science.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Kaiser receives NOAA Grant to Study Urban Air Quality

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Assistant Professor Jennifer Kaiser is leading one of 11 projects to receive funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Program Office’s Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, and Climate (AC4) program in Fiscal Year 2021. The competitively selected projects aim to increase our understanding of emissions and chemical transformation in the urban atmosphere.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

$12 Million NSF Grant Will Establish Nationwide Atmospheric Measurement Network

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Georgia Institute of Technology Professor Nga Lee “Sally” Ng has earned a $12 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure program to provide high time-resolution (every 1 to 15 minutes), long-term measurements of the properties of atmospheric particulates known as aerosols, which have significant effects on health and climate change.

Friday, October 8, 2021

Ivey Recognized among "Chemical & Engineering News" Talented Twelve

Cesunica “Sunni” Ivey, Ph.D. EnvE 16, has been recognized as one of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) Talented Twelve for her work in developing techniques for air quality monitoring and modeling to expose the inequalities of air pollution exposure.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Protecting Rural Schoolchildren from Prescribed Fire Emissions

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A $1 million award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will help researchers in Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering develop tactics to protect children from harmful emissions from controlled wildland burns. The initiative will provide equipment and new communications approaches in middle and high schools in Albany and Columbus, Ga., and Phenix City, Ala. Georgia Tech is focusing on the three cities because of their proximity to regular controlled burns, in addition to the communities’ lower socioeconomic statuses.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

CEE Faculty to Study Sustainability in New Artificial Intelligence Center

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Georgia Tech Joins the U.S. National Science Foundation to Advance AI Research and EducationA team from Georgia Tech has been awarded a five-year, $20 million grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund the NSF Artificial Intelligence (AI) Institute for Advances in Optimization (AI4OPT). AI4OPT will focus on bringing together the fields of artificial intelligence and mathematical optimization to achieve research breakthroughs in automated decision making that could not be attained separately.

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Reusable Ionic Liquid Enables Extraction of Precious Rare-earth Elements from Coal Fly Ash

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Researchers from Georgia Tech’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering have discovered a way to extract rare-earth elements—essential ingredients for nearly all modern electronics—from the ash left behind at coal-burning power plants using a non-toxic ionic liquid.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

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