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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February 6, 2023 1:00 pm

History, Ethics, and Identity Seminar Series

HEI Lecture 1: Dr. Erik M Conway
Dr. Erik M. Conway, Jet Propulsion Laboratory Historian,
February 8, 2023 4:00 pm

Caltech Young Investigators Lecture

Towards Soft Intelligent Materials: Reconfigurable Single-Material Soft Microstructures
Shucong Li, Postdoctoral Associate, MIT,
February 8, 2023 4:00 pm

Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar

Salt Fat Acid Meet: Cooking Up an Understanding of Organic Aerosol Heterogeneous Reactions, Phase, and Continuing Chemistry in Individual Particles
Andrew Ault, University of Michigan,
February 8, 2023 7:30 pm

Watson Lecture: Galactic Paleontology with JWST: Finding Living Fossils in the Ancient Universe

Online and In-Person Event
Chuck Steidel (PhD '90), Lee A. DuBridge Professor of Astronomy, Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy, Department of Astronomy,
February 9, 2023 11:00 am

Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar

Structured Instabilities in Excited Granular Materials
Christopher Boyce, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering, Columbia University,