Human activity is increasingly perturbing our fragile environment by depleting our natural resources, destroying ecosystems and accelerating climate change.  A sustainable planet requires engineers and scientists to understand the impact of their decisions on built and natural systems.

ESE faculty are involved in cutting-edge research with government agencies like NOAA and NASA and industry leaders such as Raytheon and Lockheed Martin. Research activities are real-world goal oriented in fields such as air pollution, water quality, soil moisture assessment, vegetation health and many more environmental fields.
Students in this program can pursue the Bachelor of Engineering degree in Earth System Science and Environmental Engineering; the Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Earth System Science; the Master of Science and Professional Science Master in Earth Systems and Environmental Engineering.

Please see representing video about us.

ESE Program together with Earth Engineering Center co-hosted the conference Rethinking the Way We Manage, Repurpose Waste .

Students in this program are engaged with industry professionals enabling a holistic approach to creative realistic, forward-looking applications in the Earth Engineering Center|CCNY and Combustion and Catalysis Lab .


Congratulations to the Student Award winners from the 2nd Annual GSoE Industry Day, May 5, 2022 ! 

Best ESE Senior Design Project: Drinking Water Quality: Jonathan Smilovich, Caroline N Schwab, Charise S Laveau, Silkia Valentin, Laiba Sajid

Stephanie Almodovar was named Great Grad 2022 https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/sites/default/files/2022-06/Great_Grads_2022_…

Congratulations to ESE student-athletes Recognized On Spring 2021 AD’s Honor Roll: Lucy https://ccnyathletics.com/sports/womens-outdoor-track-and-field/roster/… and Sardar https://ccnyathletics.com/sports/baseball/roster/sardar-khanbilvardi/40…

Congratulations to the Student Award winners from the 1st Annual GSoE Industry Day, May 26, 2021 ! 

Best Senior Design Project: Rockland Drinking Water Treatment Plant:  Amanda Baksh, Abigail Doris, Christian Vergara, and Denzel Phillip

Best Original Project: Reforestation in Haiti: Lucy Piacentini, Erin Wengerter, Andrew Tan, Melissa Souffront, and Mohamed Lyachi


New report, “The Scientific Truth about Waste-to-Energy” was published May 25, 2021 by ESE Director Prof. Marco J. Castaldi, see the link https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/waste-energy-key-reducing-greenhouse-gas… 


ESE student Caroline Sch. was awarded NOAA EPP fellowship, see https://www1.cuny.edu/mu/forum/2021/07/12/ccny-engineering-junior-carol… 

Marco J. Castaldi, ESE Director, Professor of Chemical Engineering has secured a $1 million grant from one of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy's (ARPA-E) newest programs, Waste in X (WiX) that works to advance the improvement of the physical or chemical properties of residues produced from the thermal conversion of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) into valuable products.​

URGENT: https://ccny.dreamkeepers.org/  The Emergency Grant provides assistance to students at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected financial emergencies. The Emergency Grant assistance was created to help students stay in college and meet their educational goals, ultimately, securing a better financial future.


ESE affiliated faculty 

Prof. Angelo Lampousis won ASTM International Professor of the Year Award 

Prof lampousis award 2019

ESE Director Prof. Marco Castaldi was featured on broadcast Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 3pm to WHCR-90.3FM to From City to the World, hosted by CCNY President Vince Boudreau, discussing sustainability and waste management. 

ESE students Marjorie V., Lucy P., Michael H., Courtni H., Jennifer D. were awarded the Colin Powell Climate Policy Fellow

ESE students Sardar Kh. and Caroline Sch. were awarded Colin Powell Fellowship

ESE student Koffi Ap. was awarded NOAA EPP fellowship

ESE students Margarita K., Abigail U., Amanda S., Ashley B., Stephanie Av., Laulaye M., Kenneth Ar., Jennifer D., Aye Ph., Kiara R., Erin W., Caroline Sh., Alejandra R., Mohamed L., Adrian P., Dilchand N., Ishrat Ja., Eder H., Equisha G., Ysabel B., César H., Fausto T., Jessica Ch., Siena D., Stefanos S., Victor D., Stephany P., Cassandra C. were awarded NOAA CREST fellowship

ESE senior Rafael Arias was awarded prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, gaining skills critical to national security and economic competitiveness https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/travel-awaits-six-ccny-gilman-scholars

Please join us with congratulations to ESE alumna Agata Bugala with the NYWEA award

New publication: Role of plastics in decoupling municipal solid waste and economic growth in the U.S.

Mark Campmier was named the Great Grad 2018 https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/sites/default/files/2021-02/382717238-2018-Gr…

NEW FINDINGS:  plastic waste can be converted into energy and fuels

NEW FELLOWSHIPS:  Lawrence Vulis (NASA ESSF) and (Honorable Mention NSF GRFP),  and Stanley Ko (NSF GRFP)

NEW COURSE: ENGR I9500 Professional Seminar and Special Topics in Earth Systems & Environmental Engineering

Seminar series given by: The Earth Engineering Center at City College of New York (EEC|CCNY), See syllabus here

Safat Chowdhury was named the Great Grad 2017, https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/sites/default/files/2021-02/373131049-Great-G…

ESE led Interdisciplinary Team Wins First Prize from EPA

How can stormwater runoff be effectively managed while benefiting the campus community and environment? In designing a solution, CCNY students won first prize for their innovative green infrastructure project in the EPA 2017 Campus RainWorks Challenge. 
Please congratulate Lawrence, Agata and Alexander! https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/city-college-team-scoops-epa-rainworks-c… 


Program Director

Prof. Marco J. Castaldi

Steinman Hall Room 307
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY  10031

p:  212.650.6679

e: mcastaldi@ccny.cuny.edu

Program Administrator

Dr. Liubov Kreminska

Steinman Hall Room 421
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031

p: 248.907.0249‬ and 212.650.8299

e: lkreminska@ccny.cuny.edu