Fast Facts ESE


Undergraduate and Master ESE students


ESE alumni got a job soon after graduation!

Many start to work next day after commencement


of ESE students are females and 50% are minority students


 internship availability for those students interested (some gets two internships)

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Affiliated Faculty


of alumni move to Graduate Schools

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With ever changing Earth's environment due to extreme weather and climate change, a degree focused on Earth System and Environmental engineering (ESE) allows early career STEM professionals to seek in-depth knowledge with multidisciplinary approach to solving global environmental issues. A degree in ESE will allow students to be forward thinkers in providing sustainable solutions by utilizing innovative advancements that help sustain Earth and Ecosystem services. The ESE degree will also allow students to deploy cutting edge advances in the fields of Environmental Sensing, Monitoring through applications of AI/ML, Data sciences, uncrewed technologies and other computational tools and techniques. Read more here


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 the built environment and natural systems. The undeniable challenge of our time is efficient management, sustainable and equitable use of Earth’s finite natural resources on air, land, water, and energy. Read more here

Concentrations and Research Themes

Water Resources and Environment

Energy and Environment

Remote Sensing

Achievements and awards of ESE alumni and affiliated faculty

2023: ESE alum Jonathan Smilovich is called salutatorian to GSOE

Lawrence Vulis, 2017 ESE alum, Defended PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Irvine in December 2022

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…

Congratulations to ESE student-athletes Recognized On Spring 2021 AD’s Honor Roll:

Lucy… and Sardar…

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

ESE student Caroline Sch. was awarded NOAA EPP fellowship, see… 

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.​

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

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

Mark Campmier was named the Great Grad 2018…

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,…

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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!… 


Contact Information

Dr. Liubov Kreminska

Steinman Hall Room 421
New York, NY 10031

ESE Office

Steinman Hall Room 487
New York, NY 10031


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