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.
News & Announcements [All News]
CLEMSON HYDROGEOLOGY SYMPOSIUM
The EEES Department will host the annual Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium at the Madren Center on April 4th. The keynote speaker will be our very own Dr. Fred Molz. Registration is free for EEES students, but you must register by March 28th.
FACULTY POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Our department currently has two faculty positions available in the Biosystems Engineering Program. For more information, please visit http://www.clemson.edu/ces/eees/news/employmentopps.html
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 Kevin Finneran
was named a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in May 2012. The Kavli program recognizes young scientists who are leaders in their field, and brings them together in the Frontiers of Science program, which is a collaborative symposium between the NAS and the leading scientific academy of a foreign country. Professor Finneran was invited to speak and become a Kavli Fellow at the German-American Frontiers of Science conference (GAFOS), held May 10-14, 2012 in Potsdam Germany. The Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation is the participating organization in Germany. Kavli Fellows are encouraged to establish overseas research collaborations with counterparts from their respective Frontiers of Science symposia, and the hosting organizations provide funding to initiate these visiting professorships. To view Dr. Finneran's presentation please follow this link
Dr. Timothy Devol
has been named the Toshiba Endowed Professor of Nuclear Engineering, a concerstone position in a department that is charged with preparing the next generation of nuclear environmental engineering and scientists. The new Toshiba Endowed Professorship was funded as part of a $1.5 million endowment to Clemson University in honor of Toshiba Corp. President and CES Norio Sasake. The professorship will be used to maintain and properly equip the departmental world class laboratories with nuclear instrumentation and to enhance the educational experience of all the Nuclear and Environmental Engineering and Science (NEES) students in the department. (read more here)
Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Moysey
for winning a prestigious NSF CAREER grant to support his research project "Advancing the mechanistic understanding of field-scale preferential flow and transport processes in soils using geophysics." This award increases the number of current faculty in EEES who have won NSF CAREER grants to five. The CAREER grant is the highest honor given to young faculty by the National Science Foundation.
EEES WELCOMES NEW FACULTY!
Dr. Annick Anctil
received her Ph.D. in Sustainability from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2011. Prior to joining Clemson, she worked as a Research Associate at the National Photovoltaic Environmental Research Center at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Dr. Anctil's major research interest is in sustainable energy, in particular photovoltaics, where she uses life cycle assessment to identify the main issues of current technologies and propose alternative solutions. A primary focus of her work is in the environmental impact of nanomaterials and fine chemicals for energy applications, in particular as it relates to reducing the impact of industrial production.
EEES STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
(PhD, EE&S) was was selected as one of the recipients of the National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships (NSF GRP) awarded to students in science, engineering, mathematics, technology and some social sciences.
received the Health Physics Society Fellowship for graduate studies in health physics. The award includes $5000 to support her graduate work as well as a travel grant to attend the 2013 HPS Annual Meeting in Madison, Wisconsin.
Congratulations to our award winners from the 2012 EEES Student Awards!
: Clark Lindsay McCaslan Award, Biosystems Engineering
: Howard H. McKinney Award, Biosystems Engineering
: Jean G. Stillwell Award, Geology
: L. G. Rich Water Environment Federation Award
, Muriel Steele
& Xiaoling Liu
: Environmental Scholars Award
: A. Ray Abernathy Water Environmental Federation Award
In February, the Clemson Student Chapter of the American Water Works Association
(AWWA) held a first-of-its-kind "Career Panel" Event. Panelists representing a range of career types attended, and feedback from participants was overwhelmingly positive. Thanks to Jackie Lauer
(president), Kathryn Fauerby
(president-elect), Jessica Bush
(secretary), Kevin McIntyre
(treasurer), and Dr. David Ladner
(advisor) for organizing the event. (read more here)