Research Areas

Through the cross-disciplinary research of physical, chemical and biological processes in engineered systems, we can achieve cleaner air and water worldwide.

The rapid pace of globalization provides unprecedented opportunity for developed and developing countries to restructure and grow their economies. However, society must meet the heightened demand for energy and goods through responsible, sustainable sources and with technologies that will have limited environmental impact, such as materials and devices for solar photovoltaics and new pathways for biofuel and biochemical production.

We must create and improve the infrastructure required to ensure the highest quality of environmental and human health, which will require both fundamental and applied research in order to address environmental challenges comprehensively.

 

 

Three McKelvey Engineering faculty working on prestigious MURI collaborations https://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Three-McKelvey-Engineering-faculty-working-on-prestigious-MURI-collaborations.aspxThree McKelvey Engineering faculty working on prestigious MURI collaborations Three McKelvey Engineering faculty are working on prestigious MURI projects for the Department of Defense.<img alt="Lew, Thimsen, Vorobeychik" src="/news/PublishingImages/three_fac2.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Understanding low-temperature plasma has technological, human benefitshttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Understanding-low-temperature-plasma-has-technological,-human-benefits.aspxUnderstanding low-temperature plasma has technological, human benefitsElijah Thimsen will study how chemical reactions occurring in low-temperature plasma move toward a superlocal equilibrium state with an NSF CAREER Award.<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/plasma%20v3.jpg?RenditionID=2" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Study first to show processes determining fate of new RNA pesticides in soilshttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Study-first-to-show-processes-determining-fate-of-new-RNA-pesticides-in-soils.aspxStudy first to show processes determining fate of new RNA pesticides in soilsResearchers find that clinging to soil particles slows degradation in new, gene-silencing pesticide<img alt="" src="/news/PublishingImages/CornPesticides.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />