Environment

Meet the New Director

By Courtney Chazen on July 8, 2020 in Environment, News, Sustainability, Uncategorized

On July 1, David Fike officially became the Interim Director of InCEES, after serving as Associate Director since 2016. Fike is also director of the Environmental Studies program and professor of earth and planetary sciences. In between planning classes for the fall semester and managing his lab,...

Leadership change at InCEES

By Courtney Chazen on May 6, 2020 in Biofuels, Climate, Energy, Environment, News, Plants, ... 2 more

Himadri B. Pakrasi, founding director of the International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (InCEES) and the inaugural Myron and Sonya Glassberg/Albert and Blanche Greensfelder Distinguished University Professor at Washington University in St. Louis, has announced that he will be...

Headshot of Hongxi Yin, the I-CARES Associate Professor in the Sam Fox School.

The architecture of virus transmission

By Courtney Chazen on March 12, 2020 in Climate, Environment, News

InCEES Professor, Hongxi Yin, explores whether using portable furnaces to sterilize contaminated building exhaust might help to stem COVID-19, the 2019 novel coronavirus. To read the full story, click here.

Green the Church 2019

By Courtney Chazen on December 10, 2019 in Climate, Environment, News, Sustainability, Video

St. Louis hosted the 2019 Green the Church Summit, the largest environmental justice and sustainability conference for the Black Church. Washington University was a co-sponsor of the event, which included an array of discussions including the Green New Deal, building efficiency and water conserva...

InCEES Director Awarded NSF Grant

By Courtney Chazen on November 5, 2019 in Climate, Environment, Plants, Sustainability

Himadri Pakrasi and collaborator Costas Maranas were awarded $1.2 million to study cyanobacteria for crop improvement amid climate change. The word agriculture conjures up an array of images: endless fields of corn stalks, amber waves of grain, the deserts of Africa… Africa? While thoughts of the...