Sustainability

Stephen Forrest

Russel Lecture: Fighting climate change with organic electronics

The researcher-entrepreneur who helped bring OLED displays to the masses envisions a future of efficient lighting and next-gen solar power.|Medium Read
Shunbo Lei

Optimizing energy

Postdoc Fellow Shunbo Lei, who works to improve the efficiency and function of the power grid, was honored by the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. |Short Read
A blue gloved hand deposits liquid into tubes

‘Aged’ urine won’t transfer antibiotic resistance when converted to fertilizer

Findings raise prospects for recycled urine as a more environmentally-friendly fertilizer.|Short Read
connected cars navigating the roads

How self-driving car subsidies could carry us through the ‘dark age’ of deployment

A game-theory approach identifies which policy could support autonomous vehicles' market penetration—and environmental benefits.|Medium Read
NAME student featured in Our Oceans, Our Future programme

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering department featured in new film, “Our Oceans, Our Future”

Featuring the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Our Oceans, Our Future, explores the critical issues affecting our oceans, and the work being done by marine professionals worldwide for a brighter future.|Medium Read
PhD student Rachel Schwind works in the lab

How everyday products are supercharging methane, and what that means.

“Siloxanes” could be key to deriving bolstered energy production from biogas.|Medium Read
Mackenzie Warwick learns archery at a traditional Japanese samurai school.

NERS Undergrad Mackenzie Warwick named Green Ambassador

Her passion for sustainable energy drew Mackenzie to an education in nuclear engineering. |Short Read
Stephen Forrest at town hall

Commission on Carbon Neutrality talks progress, environmental justice at town hall

Prof. Stephen Forrest, who serves as co-chair of the commission, attended the forum to address concerns and give updates on the plan of action. |Medium Read
Prof. Kamal Sarabandi with the Emperor and Empress of Japan

Prof. Kamal Sarabandi welcomes Emperor and Empress of Japan at IGARSS 2019

Predicting future disasters is an important goal of those participating in the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium|Short Read
Smoke rises into the air from a power plant

Climate change: Why removing CO2 from the air isn’t enough

Switching to large scale renewable resources is the only way to curb extreme carbon capture costs.|Medium Read
View of a city skyline from an aircraft

East Coast cities emitting twice as much methane as EPA estimated

The first study to examine natural gas losses across many cities suggests leaky pipes and inefficient appliances are major culprits.|Medium Read
Renewable resource switchgrass for heating and production biofuel. Getty Images.

Sustainable biofuel: Design principles for bioengineered microbe catalysts

The US has been stuck on corn kernels for producing ethanol, rather than woody "cellulosic" material. Efficient microbes for converting cellulose to biofuel could change the game. |Medium Read