Sustainable Energy

Departmental Website

http://www.eiu.edu/sustainable/

Overview

The Master of Science in Sustainable Energy prepares leaders and managers for the entire energy industry. This multi-disciplinary degree is science based and technology management focused.

Hours Required

36

Degree Plan

Course Catalog Listing

http://catalog.eiu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=33&poid=4987&returnto=1418

Typical Starting Positions

Leaders and managers in the energy industry

Research Opportunities

­Students enrolled in CERE 5953 Sustainable Energy Research work on energy-related research under the guidance of a faculty until the end of the program.

Professional Development Opportunities

http://castle.eiu.edu/energy/student_mentorship_program.php

Graduate Assistant Opportunities

­If you are interested in a graduate assistantship, you also need to submit a graduate assistantship application. Graduate assistantships are typically awarded in accordance with the academic year. Assistantship applications are normally accepted through the middle of February; a decision for the next academic year comes within a month of the submission deadline.

Scholarships

Distinguished Graduate Student , Hamand Society Scholars, EIU Distinguished Master's Thesis Award and MAGS Thesis Nomination, EIU College Thesis Award of Excellence, King-Mertz Distinguished Research/Creative Activity Award, King-Mertz Research/Creative Activity College Award of Excellence, Graduate School Research/Creative Activity Grants, Williams Travel Grant, EIU and MAGS Excellence in Teaching Award for Graduate Assistants, Graduate Student Commencement Speaker Competition, Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) Fellowship

To search for scholarship opportunities please visit http://www.eiu.edu/scholarships/

Faculty Listing

http://castle.eiu.edu/energy/personnel.php

Faculty Research Interests

Renewable Energy, Materials Recycling, Failure Analysis, Biomedical Materials and Devices, Enterprise Computer Systems, Database Development (Dr. Liu); Mobile Wireless Networks: scalable and efficient routing, performance evaluation, and system optimization, Network Security and Database Technologies, Quality management, statistical process control, Green Computing and Sustainable Technologies, Computer Integrated Manufacturing. (Dr. Bai); Using plants for bioenergy and bioproduct applications,. using biotechnologyto tailor plant traits for specific applications, such as bioethanol production, using bacteria and fungi as pretreatment agents of agricultural residues destined for biomass-to-bioenergy processes, such as gasification. (Dr. Canam); Migration ecology, wildlife responses to bioenergy crops, wildlife-habitat associations in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, and evaluation and application of acoustic recording systems for monitoring wildlife. (Dr. Deppe)

Media Links

http://castle.eiu.edu/energy/resource.php

Sustainable Energy, Klehm Hall 4032
Contact Name: Dr. Peter Ping Liu, Director of Center for Clean Energy Research and Education (CENCERE)
Contact Email: pliu@eiu.edu
Coordinator Profile: http://www.eiu.edu/graduate/prospective_degreeprograms_sustainableenergy.php
Web: http://www.eiu.edu/sustainable/