Center for Sustainable Energy and Environment
The Center for Sustainable Energy and Environment is led by Dr. Elif Kongar and serves as an interdisciplinary research facility at the School of Engineering conducting extensive research on energy and environment related issues. The mission of the center is to contribute to the body of knowledge in related areas while increasing awareness on greening activities.
The research areas include: life cycle analysis, End-of-life (EOL) products, disassembly for environment, disassembly sequencing, disassembly scheduling, greening curricula, increasing participation of women in engineering.
The center also serves as a bridge between researchers and the community aiming at creating enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Dr. Jani Pallis and Dr. Kongar, are respectively the current SWE counselor and faculty advisor and aim at increasing the female participation in STEM related research.