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Environmental Engineering

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Studies in Environmental Engineering at Clarkson focus on preparing students for careers in areas of environmental quality, pollution control and prevention and waste management. The graduate programs concentrate on enabling students to make significant contributions to the correction and prevention of environmental issues and the advancement of knowledge through research. Course offerings and research opportunities exist in several areas of environmental concern, including:

  • Environmental chemistry
  • Atmospheric, surface and subsurface contaminant transport
  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Environmental system optimization
  • Hazardous waste remediation
  • Environmental fluid dynamics
  • Industrial ecology
  • Sustainable energy systems

Environmental graduate students have access to faculty and facilities in nine departments and two research centers. A particular strength of a Clarkson environmental engineering education is the emphasis placed on interdisciplinary training. This training is embodied in opportunities through the Institute for a Sustainable Environment and the Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science, and the K-12 Project-Based Learning Partnership. These programs accept students from many backgrounds, allowing them to conduct environmental research in a team setting while affiliated with any academic department.