Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering (EECE) at WashU​

In 2006, Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) 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.

Our department is part of the WashU School of Engineering & Applied Science. We contribute to solutions for the energy and environmental challenges around the world and focus on research and education in environmental engineering science, energy systems and chemical engineering.


Department Mission

  • Foster tradition of life-long learning
  • Offer education curriculum coupled with advanced focal area and interdisciplinary initiatives
  • Participate in cutting-edge research with faculty and industry partners
  • Provide access to state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation
  • Why study in St. Louis?
  • Department Brochure (.pdf)