Welcome to Engineering Systems and Environment Briefs, a place to find quick notes and posts from our department faculty, students, staff and alumni.

    CEE 4500/6030 – Green Engineering and Sustainability.

    August 26, 2010

    This course has been completely redesigned for the Fall 2010. This year we will focus on becoming experts in life cycle assessment methodologies.

    Andres awarded ACS-PRF Young Investigator Grant

    June 02, 2010

    This two-year project will be used to explore the high-pressure phase behavior of GELs. To learn moe click here.

    Hagai Defends MS Thesis

    May 11, 2010

    His work focused on developing a life cycle model of algae conversion into biodiesel and assessing the land use efficiency of different conversion techniques. Congratulations Hagai!!

    Alec Defends MS Thesis

    May 02, 2010

    His thesis work was focused on developing a multiobjective tool for pavement management that incorporates greenhouse gas emissions into conventional performance and cost metrics. Congratulations Alec!!

    Andres and Lisa Colosi have been awarded a prestigious FEST award.

    April 11, 2010

    The highly competitive FEST (Fund for Excellence in Science and Technology) awards are given to junior faculty in their first three years at UVa. The $50,000 prize will be used to support Shane’s work in using algae to remove emerging (e.g., estrogenic) contaminants from wastewaters in while producing bioenergy. For more information click here.

    VESTlab wins a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to support research into gas expanded lubricants (GELs)!

    March 11, 2010

    The three year, $300,000 award is aimed at improving the energy efficiency of turbine systems using GEL technology and will support a new PhD student in our lab.

    Andres named 2010-11 University Teaching Fellow

    March 02, 2010

    The fellowship program allows a small group of faculty from around the University an opportunity to redesign a course and focus on honing their teaching skills during their first few years at UVa. For more information click here.

    Shibo Wang wins American Chemical Society – Division of Environmental Chemistry – Graduate Student Award.

    March 01, 2010

    Congratualtions Shibo! For more information about the prize, click here

    Jay Tison wins Rodman Scholars Undergraduate Research Grant for Sustainability.

    February 11, 2010

    Jay is working to develop Gas Expanded Lubricants and will use his award funding to build a test-rig in the lab. Congratulations Jay! For more information about his prize, click here


    CEE 2100 – Introduction to Environmental Engineering.

    January 21, 2010

    The second offering of this course in the Spring 2010 will focus on how we can all become ‘sustainability engineers’. This year we have nearly 90 students enrolled from across grounds! We’re also offering a complimentary 1-credit lab section (CEE 2110) this term for the first time ever!