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    Environmental and Sustainable Engineering

    With an emphasis on sustainability, our students will find solutions to better our world for future generations. 

Message from Department Chair, Dr. Yanna Liang 

Thank you for visiting our website! As the Chair of the Department of Environmental and Sustainable Engineering (ESE), I am excited to share with you things that will certainly take place once you are a student in our unique ESE program. 

First, you will sit in classrooms with a small student/faculty ratio. This will enable you to enjoy close interactions with the instructors and your peers. 

Second, you will experience hands-on research if you choose to do so. Our faculty members are skilled in mentoring undergraduates in wet-lab and dry-lab environments and are more than happy to share their deep love with research with you. 

Third, you will have numerous opportunities to interact with environmental professionals. These interactions take place in seminars, monthly lunch gatherings, special events, and annual conferences. These networking opportunities will help you land internships and jobs that you will love.

Fourth, you will be able to contribute your enthusiasm, ingenuity, and creativity to solving the environmental challenges we face as a society. Different from other environmental engineering programs, we have a huge focus on sustainability to help create a circular economy. 

There is more I would like to share with you. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at [email protected]. I look forward to hearing from and meeting you soon! 

Yianna Lang ESE Department Chair
Student-faculty ratio in environmental engineering core courses
Students who will receive hands on experience
Predicted growth in environmental engineering positions between 2014-2024
The only program with a focus on both the environment and sustainability
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Biology Room 227

1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
United States

Office Hours

On-Site: By Appointment

Virtual: Monday - Friday, 8 am-5 pm