The Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences is a vibrant academic community with academic offerings and expertise in environmental process engineering, biosystems engineering, hydrogeology, environmental health physics and radiochemistry, environmental chemistry, and sustainable systems. We have one of the nation’s largest environmental engineering and earth sciences programs which U.S. News and World Report ranks in the top 25 for programs of its kind in the country. The department offers several degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
Students who complete our graduate degrees produce high-quality research and design within Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences and Biosystems Engineering. Minors in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science and Policy and Geology are also available. Our Department also offers a number of 5-year BS/MS options.
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EEES WELCOMES NEW BE FACULTY MEMBERS
The EEES department is excited to welcome two new faculty members. Drs. Christophe Darnault and Yi Zheng will be joining the faculty this August, increasing the Biosystems Engineering research presence and teaching BE undergraduate and graduate courses.
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE
Our department now offers an Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Degree
. It is the only degree program of its type in South Carolina. Watch the video!
Environmental Engineering has been continuously reported as one of the best jobs with great pay and growth prospects in many recent news articles: Forbes
, IEEE-USA Today's Engineer
, The Consumerist
, US Department of Labor
, and Csemag.com
Associate Professor Brian Powell
has been awarded a DOE Early Career Research Program award for the project "Examination of Actinide Chemistry at Solid-Water Interfaces to Support Advanced Actinide Separations." This is a $750,000, 5-year award from the DOE Office of Science, Heavy Element Chemistry Program. This work will examine the fundamental chemical properties of actinide elements in aqueous solutions and at solid-water interfaces.
EEES STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
The EEES department had 31 undergraduate students, and 7 graduate students graduate on May 10th, including the first class of Environmental Engineering Undergraduates. Congratulations to all our graduates!
Clemson University's team, Brewcovery, competed in the ACC Clean Energy Challenge in Raleigh,
NC, coming in second place and taking home a $5,000 prize. The team was composed of David
Thornton, Alex Pellett, Holly Garrett and Dr. Terry Walker in Biosystems Engineering. Clemson's
team, Brewcovery, recovers food and brewery wastes and converts these waste streams into
valuable co-products: feed, biofuels and soil amendments utilizing the black soldier fly, Hermetia
The undergraduate Environmental Engineering degree held its first year of Capstone Design this spring. Students gave their final presentations on April 25th and the event was well received by the industry representatives who came to evaluate the program. Four teams worked on two projects. One project was an upgrade to the City of Clemson’s Cochran Road wastewater treatment plant. The other project was the design of an industrial wastewater pretreatment process train for removing dissolved solids. The instructor was Dr. David Ladner. Dr. Tom Overcamp and Dr. David Freedman also participated. Students completing the capstone design were: Walt Barnett, Joe Batts, Preston Busbee, Jessica Bush, Stephanie Carey, Ryan Cox, Kathryn Fauerby, Robbie Getsinger, Malcolm Glenn, Adam Grant, Erin Grubbs, Amanda Kunkle, Jackie Lauer, Kevin McIntyre, Justin O'Brien, Zach Priester, Zach Trammel, and Nick Webber. Twelve of these students graduated in May.
Congratulations to our award winners from the 2013 EEES Student Awards!
Onur Apul - L.G. Rich Water Environment Association Award
Hillary Emerson - Dr. William R. Heatley, Jr. Award
Peng Xie - Ray Abernathy Water Environmental Award
Alex Beebe - Environmental Scholars Award
Tim Sattler - Environmental Scholars Award
Andrea Creighton - Jean G. Stillwell Award
Alex Baldwin - Thomas F. Logan, Jr. Geology Merit Award
Louis Hill - Environmental Scholars Award
Heather Sprague - George B. Nutt Award (Senior)
Tyler Barzee - George B. Nutt Award (Junior)
Jaclyn Lauer - Thomas M. Keinath Environmental Engineering Award
Katie vanValkinburg - Thomas M. Keinath Environmental Engineering Award