Green Engineering

Considerable research by Penn State Engineering faculty has aimed at enhancing the environmental sustainability of industrial manufacturing and residential housing.

Within the Environmental Engineering group, research by Fred Cannon, in collaboration with other Penn State and MIT faculty, has addressed the environmental sustainability of cast iron foundries, so as to release less air pollution, use less materials, and use less energy. This 10-year research collaboration has appraised the use of advanced oxidants as a process modification that diminishes VOCs and clay/coal use and hydroacoustic sonication/cavitation for reclaiming green sand. Residential housing research has addressed building materials selections that diminish energy consumption and offer materials reuse.



The Penn State Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, established in 1881, is internationally recognized for excellence in the preparation of undergraduate and graduate engineers through the integration of education, research, and leadership.

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

212 Sackett Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-1408

Phone: 814-863-3084