Engineering Substances and Process Sustainability

This cluster focuses on the production of substances using green engineering processes, materials, and chemistries to avoid toxic byproducts, such as water or air pollution. Two main objectives are envisioned: (i) creating “green conscious” processes in materials research and product development and (ii) incorporating industrial partnerships that facilitate a joint commitment to sustainability. Three thrusts of green engineering were defined (green materials, green chemistry, and green processes), as shown in Figure 1.

Affiliated Faculty

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Kazem Kazerounian (Mechanical Engineering)


Radenka Maric (Materials Science and Engineering)

Lyle Scruggs (Political Science)

Helena Silva on May 27, 2021. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Helena Silva (Electrical Engineering and Materials Science)

Ranjan Srivastava (Chemical and Biomedical Engineering)


Lyle Scruggs. (2012). Declining Public Concern about Climate Change: Can We Blame the Great Recession? Global Environmental Change. 22 (2), 2012:505-515 (with Salil Benegal)

Lyle Scruggs. (2003). Sustaining Abundance: Environmental Performance in Industrial Democracies. New York: Cambridge University Press