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Carnegie Mellon University’s Environmental Engineering Lab

Carnegie Mellon University’s Environmental Engineering Lab

In Carnegie Mellon University’s environmental engineering lab, students and faculty work together to tackle the complex challenge of creating a cleaner, more energy-efficient world. With cutting-edge research that sits at the intersection of water quality and climate change, researchers are focused on critical issues that impact the future of our planet. Our researchers are improving …

Brandon Lucia: Energy Harvesting Computers: Extracting Energy from the Environment

Brandon Lucia: Energy Harvesting Computers: Extracting Energy from the Environment

In my lab, we’re developing the basic technology to support what are called “energy harvesting computers.” These are devices that can perform computations, sense their environments, and communicate using energy that they extract from their environments. We can make devices harvest radio waves or use solar energy. By powering these devices with energy extracted from …

Behind the Researcher – Jim Thompson

Behind the Researcher – Jim Thompson

My name is Jim Thompson I’m an Assistant Teaching Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering her at Carnegie Mellon And I sing barbershop There’s nothing that really sticks out in my mind for why or when or how I started singing When I was a kid my parents were always playing music. Albums back then …

Burcu Akinci: Smart Infrastructure for Smarter Decisions

Burcu Akinci: Smart Infrastructure for Smarter Decisions

Today, I’m very excited to talk to you about our research on generating and utilizing smart infrastructure systems for streamlining construction and infrastructure operation decisions. Throughout this talk, by me saying infrastructure, I’m referring to civil infrastructure systems such as buildings, bridges, roadways, tunnels, etc. Who wouldn’t wanna make smart decisions when it comes to …

Steinbrenner Institute Student Research: Chelsea Kolb

Steinbrenner Institute Student Research: Chelsea Kolb

I’m working, in general, on climate change research, and my focus has been on impacts to the drinking water sector. In the past year or so, we’ve been focused on how impacts from sea level rise will affect drinking water utilities located along coastlines that are using groundwater as their source of supply. Drinking water …