In 2006, Washington University became the first university in the world to create a Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering (EECE) by bringing together faculty involved in the interdisciplinary environment engineering science graduate program and the Department of Chemical Engineering.
The department builds upon a long, established tradition of excellence and cooperation among many different facets of the university to bring a truly interdisciplinary approach to advancing basic science. Our work is focused on contributing to solutions for the energy and environmental challenges around the world.
The department mission is accomplished by:
- Tradition of life-long learning
- Fundamental education curriculum coupled with advanced focal area and interdisciplinary initiatives
- Participation in cutting-edge research with faculty and industry partners
- Access to state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation
The department has a focus on research and education in environmental engineering science, energy systems and chemical engineering. The department provides integrated and multidisciplinary programs of scientific education.
The department is organized in four cluster areas:
- Engineered aquatic processes
- Multi-scale phenomena
- Metabolic engineering/systems biology
Washington University is rapidly becoming a leader for environmental and energy education, research, innovation and action. Our students and faculty are eager to work with our university colleagues, external partners in industry and government, and alumni, to collectively address global challenges related to energy and the environment. We participate in several initiatives across Washington University including:
I am proud that our department has been the anchor in each of these university-wide initiatives. We invite you to browse the pages of this site and learn more about us.
Pratim Biswas, PhD