Environmental Sustainability

The push for sustainable sources of energy sits at the forefront of the nation’s scientific and engineering priorities. From new and reliable processes for electricity and alternative fuels to critical water and waste management solutions, meeting the needs of a growing world population in an environmentally sustainable way is a major challenge. The Samueli School of Engineering is a world-recognized leader in green technologies, with engineers investigating a number of energy-related topics including combustion, fuel cells, alternative fuel sources, the smart grid and electric vehicles. Researchers are also looking at the water-energy nexus for urban areas, enhancing efficient use of water resources and protecting our oceans, lakes and streams.