Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

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WashU is home to the world's first and only Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering. We find solutions for global energy challenges through research in environmental engineering science and chemical engineering.​

   ​L​EED-Certified ​Gold Research Facilities Zhang<img alt="Fuzhong Zhang" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Zhang_Fuzhong.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant Professor Fuzhong Zhang - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - ​Works to make the microbial production of biofuels more economically viable Fortner<img alt="John Fortner" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Fortner_John.JPG?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Associate ProfessorJohn Fortner - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - ​Investigates new ways to develop novel & high efficient water treatment processes Biswas<img alt="Pratim Biswas" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Biswas_Pratim.JPG?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Professor & Department ChairPratim Biswas - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - ​International leader in aerosols research Seok Moon<img alt="Tae Seok Moon" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Moon_Tae-Seok.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant ProfessorTae Seok Moon - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - His research applications include energy, environment & health challenges Thimsen<img alt="Elijah Thimsen" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Thimsen_Elijah.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant ProfessorElijah Thimsen - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - Basic & ​applied research on nanomaterials​ Giammar<img alt="Daniel Giammar" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Giammar_Daniel.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorDaniel Giammar - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - ​Researches sustainable solutions to produce safe drinking water Williams<img alt="Brent Williams" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Williams_Brent.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Associate ProfessorBrent Williams - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - ​Researches physical properties of Earth’s atmosphere Axelbaum<img alt="Richard Axelbaum" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Axelbaum_Richard.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorRichard Axelbaum - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - ​Investigates ways to eliminate the formation of pollutants, such as soot Jun<img alt="Young-Shin Jun" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Jun_Young-Shin.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Associate Professor Young-Shin Jun - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - ​Explores the environmental impact of human activities Turner<img alt="Jay Turner" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Turner_Jay_8714.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Associate ProfessorJay Turner - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - Serves on the EPA’s chartered Science Advisory Board​ Lo<img alt="Cynthia Lo" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Lo_Cynthia.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant ProfessorCynthia Lo - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - ​Studies the structure & reactivity of nanoscale systems for solar energy utilization Gleaves<img alt="John Gleaves" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Gleaves_John.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Associate ProfessorJohn Gleaves - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - Co-inventor of the TAP reactor system Foston<img alt="Marcus Foston" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Foston_Marcus.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant ProfessorMarcus Foston - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - ​Finds innovative ways to utilize biomass resources for fuel production Dudukovic<img alt="Milorad Dudukovic" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Dudukovic_Mike.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorMilorad Dudukovic - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - Aims to produce environmentally clean processes for fuel production Ramachandran<img alt="Palghat (P. A.) Ramachandran" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Ramachandran_%20Palghat.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorPalghat Ramachandran - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - ​Has over 150 publications in referred journals Chakrabarty<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Chakrabarty_Rajan.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant ProfessorRajan Chakrabarty - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - Leads the Aerosol Physics & Technology Laboratory Tang<img alt="Yinjie Tang" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Tang_Yinjie.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Associate ProfessorYinjie Tang - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - Earned a National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Collaborative Research Centers

  • CCCU - Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization
  • I-CARES - International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy & Sustainability
  • MAGEEP - McDonnell Academy Global Energy & Environment Partnership
  • SERIIUS - Solar Energy Research Institute for India and the US


(314) 935-5548
Brauer Hall, Room 1015
Campus Box 1180​​

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