Associated Faculty


Research Interests: Systems Biology, Signaling pathway analysis, Embryonic stem cell differentiation, Cell cycle analysis, tissue and organ engineering, Regenerative Medicine


Research Interests: Numerical and analytical modeling and optimization of thermoelectric devices for waste heat recovery and space power generation applications.


Research Interests: Engineering issues related to sustainability, green design, and construction; additionally, efforts include not only creating a practical framework for hybrid life cycle assessment modeling, including uncertainty and visualizations, but also modeling on-site construction proce ...


Research Interest: The research of Dr. Chmielus is focused on the development, processing, advanced manufacturing, characterization and application of functional metallic materials. These include 1) magnetic shape memory alloys that can be used for sensing, actuation and power generation ... Read More

Research Interests

Space processors, networks, systems, services, applications, and missions

Reconfigurable, parallel, distributed, and fault-tolerant computing

High-performance computer architectures, networks, systems, services, and applications

Interdisci ... Read More

Research Interests:Dr Gilbertson’s research aims to inform sustainable design of existing and novel materials that 1) precludes potential unintended environmental and human health consequences and 2) maintains or exceeds functional performance goals. Research activities include both experimental ...

Research Interests: Use of non-traditional and innovative materials in civil infrastructure; mechanisms and mitigation of infrastructure deterioration 

Research Interests: Embedded Systems, FPGA, and Non-Volatile Memory

Research Interests: Green embedded and ubiquitous computing; novel computer-aided design automation systems applied to sustainable design practices; energy efficiency of electronics and computing particularly incorporating renewable energy sources 


Research Interests: Atomic scale computational modeling of energetically efficient catalytic processes.  Developing machine learning methods for green chemical design.


The development of smart grid technology at the smart home and smart building level. This research focuses on the use, design and implementation of (IoT) devices and networks, which increase the overall efficiency of the modern power grid.  This in turn will have an impact on the way we us ... Read More

Research Interests: Sustainability Science and Engineering, Industrial Ecology, Life Cycle Assessment, Complex Systems, Input-Output Analysis 

Research Interests: Energy Systems, Queueing Systems, Reliability Theory, Maintenance Optimization, and models for computer and communications systems

Research Interests: micro/ nano robotics and systems to manipulate materials at nano scales, scanning probe microscopy, fabrications of MEMS/NEMS, nanodevices, biosensors and the development of technology to study the structure and functionality of biological membrane and membrane proteins of liv ...

Research Interests: Impacts of climate change on water, Water resources and modeling, Data Assimilation, Hydrometeorology, Sensor network for environmental monitoring  


Research Interests: fundamental and applied electrochemistry for sustainable energy technologies; synthesis and processing of advanced electronic materials


Research Interests: Processing and applications of highly porous ceramic materials used in bioreactor cores as well as gas filters and water filters

The research in Dr. Ng’s lab focuses on the development of models for the fate of chemicals in organisms and ecosystems, at the intersection of chemistry, biology and engineering.  The work spans multiple scales, from molecules to global systems. She is particularly interested in how concurrent s ... Visit Dr. Ng's lab site

Research Interests

Carbon capture solvents, additive manufacturing for CO2 storage, natural disaster energy capture & storage


Research interests: Power Systems Engineering & Analysis; Energy Systems and Renewable Energy Supply; Power Electronics Technologies for Utility & Industrial Applications (FACTS, HVDC, & Custom Power); Power Systems Automation, Control, & Communications 

Research Interests: Mechanics of 3D printed/ additive manufactured materials, multiscale mechanics theory and methods, mechanics of nano- and bio- materials, Nonequilibrium thermomechanical processes, wave propagation and dynamic fracture, inverse problems and Acoustic Emission

Research Interests: Polymers derived from renewable feedstocks that
are also biodegradable. The focus is on improving material properties while minimizing environmental impacts

Research Interests: Catalytic reaction engineering with a particular focus on the design of novel reactor concepts (process intensification through microchemical reactors and integrated reactor concepts) and the synthesis of robust nanomaterials for clean and decentralized energy technology

Dr. Wei Xiong leads the Physical Metallurgy and Materials Design Lab, and his research covers (1) Materials thermodynamics and phase transformations (2) Materials and processing design for advanced manufacturing (3) High-throughput experimental methods and materials digital database develo ... Read More

Research Interests

Energy-efficient electronics, flexible/wearable electronics, novel 1D and 2D materials, next-generation memory devices (PCM and RRAM), neuromorphic computing, nanoscale thermal transport, thermoelectric energy harvest, renewable energy harvesting

Research Interests: Development of sustainable energy of Microbial fuel cells (MFC) that are fuel cells with microorganisms that serve as catalysts 


Biological Sciences

Justin Kitzes is an Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley (Environmental Science, Policy, and Management) and his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Stanford University (Earth Systems). His rese ... Read More


Research Interests: Created the Business of Humanity® project that documents the management processes and strategic perspectives of companies seeking to be more effective in areas such as safety, quality, environmental sustainability, social sustainability, integrity, ergonomics and good design. ... Profile

Research Interests: Susan’s research examines how firms enhance their performance (innovation output and quality, survival, and profitability) through research and development activities. I am particularly interested in how firms manage tensions between acquiring, protecting, and leveraging their ... Profile

Research Interests: Brett is working to better understand the historical emergence of the ideology of environmental stewardship within the inter-organizational relationships of community development organizations, voluntary associations, and various levels of government 

Research Interests: Bill maintains a research program encompassing corporate social responsibility in sourcing; process improvement in service settings; service value networks, such as IT/BPO outsourcing or Marcellus Shale exploration and production; leadership issues, and disparities in health c ... Read More

Research Interests: Recombinant Enterprise in a Networked World: Alliances, M&A and Networks as drivers of enterprise evolution


Research Interests: Power Energy and Temperature Aware Systems, Real Time Systems, Scheduling, Distributed Systems, Wireless Networking

Research Interests: Big Data, Database Management, Data Stream Management, Workflow Management, User-Centric Optimizations, Power-Aware Data Processing, Mobile and Pervasive Management, Distributed and Cooperating Systems 

Research Interests: Big Data, User-Centric Data Management, Scientific Data Management, Data Stream Management Systems, Data-Intensive Computing, Collaborative Systems, Quality of Data/Quality of Service, The Deep Web

Research Interests: Power Aware Computing, Computer Architecture, High Performance Computing and Optical Networks

Research Interests: Power Energy and Temperature Aware Systems, Real Time Systems, Scheduling, Distributed Systems, Wireless Networking

Research Interests: Scheduling, Resource Managment, Energy Management and Green Computing

My research interests are computational fluid dynamics, high performance computing, power generation systems and sustainable design.

Research Interests: Compilers, Computer Architecture, System Security


Research Interests: Distributed Multimedia Systems, High-Speed Networks to Support Real-Time Applications, Performance Evaluation, Local Area Networks 


  1. Research Interests: Econometrics, Industrial organization, Environmental economics


Research Interests: Holocene History Of Climate Change and Dynamics, Paleoclimatology and Limnology, Human-Climate Interactions

Research Interests: Urban Systems, Fluvial Systems and Trace Metal Biogeochemistry 

Research Interests: Radiogenic isotope tracking of environmental processes; geochemistry of acid mine drainage; environmental impact and recycling of energy by products; surface water-rock interaction involving geologic carbon sequestration, brine, coal combustion byproducts, unconventional natur ... Profile

Research Interests: The impacts of energy production (coal, vehicles, gas) on atmospheric deposition, air pollution, ecosystems, and surface water chemistry; stable isotope biogeochemical tracers of nutrient pollution sources to watersheds; urban stormwater management and impacts of degraded infr ... Bio

Research Interests: Carbon sequestration; geospatial analysis applied to geohazards; environmental 

Research Interests: Remote sensing of physical volcanology and natural hazards; new instrument development for air and space exploration

Research Interests: Environmental impact of coal and its byproducts; radiogenic isotope tracking of environmental processes

Research Interests: Geobiology; paleolimnology and environmental change; sulfur biogeochemistry


Research Interests: Water Resource Management, China 

Research Interests: Governance of Sustainable Development 

Mascaro Center

Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
University of Pittsburgh
Swanson School of Engineering
153 Benedum Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

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