Would you like to learn more about The School for Sustainable Engineered Systems and the University of Arizona College of Engineering? The following articles are a great place to start!
UA Engineering Leads $5.5M DOE Project to Create Low-Cost Solar Energy (September 27, 2012) Solar power may be clean and renewable, but solar panels are inefficient and do not work at night. Could concentrated solar power be the salty solution? The University of Arizona College of Engineering will lead a $5.5 million, 5-year research project, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, to develop more affordable and efficient concentrated solar power systems. Read more…>
Squeezing Sustainable Energy From Thin Air (January 11, 2011) Energy from compressed air stored underground is cheap, clean and renewable, and could even save lives. Researchers at the UA’s School of Sustainable Engineered Systems are designing systems that will run fridges, buildings or power plants. Solar collectors and wind generators hold so much promise for clean energy, but they have a major flaw – they produce no power when the sun doesn’t shine or the wind doesn’t blow. Read more…>
Deymier Accepts Position as Head of New School of Sustainable Engineered Systems (July 29, 2009) Professor Pierre Deymier is the new director of the recently established School of Sustainable Engineered Systems, or SSES. SSES unites the departments of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Materials Science and Engineering, Mining and Geological Engineering, and Systems and Industrial Engineering. Read more…>
New Engineering School to Address Region’s Sustainability Issues (May 19,2009) Minerals that degrade the quality of ground water and water from the Central Arizona Project might find a profitable market elsewhere – if they can be commercially extracted.The sunshine that pours down on Arizona nearly every day is still an elusive source of cost-effective electricity, and the state’s strong but aging semiconductor industry faces environmental sustainability issues that threaten its existence. Read more…>
Poster Presentations From SSES Research Forum Now Available Online (April 21, 2009) Engineering researchers with a focus on sustainable engineered systems got a glimpse of the shape of things to come at a sustainability research forum organized by the College of Engineering on April 3. More than 30 poster presentations with a theme of sustainability were on display, and a talk was given by Michael Reischman, deputy assistant director at the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Engineering. Read more…>