ESE scientists and engineers investigate the fundamental physical, chemical, and biological processes that shape Earth’s environment and provide the scientific and engineering underpinnings needed to inform resilient practices by governments, businesses, and consumers. The department trains students to solve problems that cut across traditional disciplinary boundaries and equips them with a holistic knowledge base about environmental systems. Students in ESE receive a broad education and carry out research addressing some of the grand science and engineering challenges of our times.

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April 5, 2023 4:00 pm

Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Atmospheric Aerosol Formation from Anthropogenic Pollution
Mingyi Wang, Postdoctoral Scholar, California Institute of Technology,
April 6, 2023 11:00 am

Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Bulging and Poking of 2D Materials
Nanshu Lu, Professor, Frank and Kay Reese Professor, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin,
April 7, 2023 2:00 pm

PhD Thesis Defense

Parametrically-driven nonlinear optical resonators and their networks for sensing and computing
Arkadev Roy, Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology,
April 10, 2023 4:00 pm

Caltech Young Investigators Lecture

A Faster Interior-Point Method for Semidefinite Programs
Swati Padmanabhan, University of Washington, Seattle,