Dr. Roger Ruan was selected to observe the COP26 UN Climate Summit held in Glasgow, Scotland this November. He shares his thoughts on the conference and how there was a missed opportunity to showcase essential technologies that could address climate change.
Kelsey Klucas graduated with a Bachelor of Corporate Environmental Management, now known as Corporate Sustainability Systems under Sustainable Systems Management, in 2013. She currently works for 3M in the Environmental, Health, and Safety Department and holds a Board of Directors position on the conservation board for the lake she grew up on.
Seven students from each major track talk about the impact of BBE scholarships on their education, and how the program has shaped their experiences.
Sustainable Systems Management undergraduate student Kelly Martichuski applies learnings to her work at Forest Carbon Works.
Learn about internship opportunities BBE undergraduates pursued over the summer.
BBE professor Shri Ramaswamy and his team of researchers will receive $3.5mil from the Department of Energy to research cost-effective, low-carbon biofuels.
BBE faculty member Dr. Shri Ramaswamy and his team received a Department of Energy grant totaling $3.05 mil to develop new methods to decarbonize the water removal process in pulp and paper manufacturing.
BBE professor Jiwei Zhang and his team will receive a post-doctoral seed grant for their project on the development of a fungal platform to concurrently develop a bioremediation application for PFAS (forever chemicals).
BBE Professor Abdennour Abbas and his team's filter is able to capture all types perfluorochemicals, or PFCs, from drinking water, as well as mercury and phosphorus.
The new tool developed by BBE faculty allows farmers to create a budget balance sheet of any nitrogen reduction plans and see the economic and environmental cost, return and margins, all customized to fields under their management.