Department of Environmental and Sustainable Engineering


Yanna Liang, Ph.D.
Utah State University

Assistant Professors
Kyoung-Yeol Kim, Ph.D.
Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
Md Aynul Bari, Ph.D.
University of Stuttgart, Germany
Rixiang Huang, Ph.D.
Baylor University
Yaoze Liu, Ph.D.
Purdue University

 Environmental and Sustainable Engineering is a discipline that builds on knowledge, discovery, and information from math and basic sciences to solve critical environmental problems at the national and global scales. Basic sciences, such as chemistry, biology, physics, atmospheric science, social science, economics, geography and planning, and political science provide a solid foundation for this multidisciplinary engineering discipline. Standing on this broad foundation, faculty and students in Environmental and Sustainable Engineering are able to tackle traditional environmental problems associated with air pollution and prevention, water and wastewater treatment and reuse, water resource management, soil and groundwater clean-up, and hazardous waste remediation. In addition, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering distinguishes itself from conventional Environmental Engineering by having a serious emphasis, long-term vision, and deep commitment to sustainable engineering. In particular, our department aims to address global environmental issues, provide sustainable designs for natural and engineered environments, and promote sustainability in all areas related to the environment and human health.