Sustainable and Resilient Systems

The Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering conducts cutting-edge research in the evaluation, planning, and operation of integrated water, energy, food, and environmental systems. Efforts address the integration and analysis of engineering and policy issues posed by the need to sustainably manage water, land, air, energy, and human resources.

Our analyses combine approaches from a variety of disciplines including systems engineering, environmental engineering, chemical engineering and process design, data analytics, risk analysis, optimization, Indigenous knowledge systems, ecosystem service assessment, and economics.

We strive to understand and improve how design and management decisions impact the many stakeholders associated with human-environmental systems.

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Lindsay Anderson

Department Chair

Biological and Environmental Engineering

Professor

Biological and Environmental Engineering

House Professor Dean, William Keeton House

Interim Director, Cornell Energy Systems Institute

Lindsay Anderson
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Vivek Srikrishnan

Assistant Professor

Biological and Environmental Engineering

Vivek Srikrishnan
  • viveks [at] cornell.edu
Scott Steinschneider assistant professor.
Scott Steinschneider

Associate Professor

Biological and Environmental Engineering

Scott Steinschneider
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Michael Charles (Diné/Navajo)

Cornell Provost’s New Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor

Biological and Environmental Engineering

Michael Charles (Diné/Navajo)
  • mtc58 [at] cornell.edu
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Tammo Steenhuis

Professor

Biological and Environmental Engineering

Tammo Steenhuis
Buz Barstow assistant professor.
Buz Barstow

Assistant Professor

Biological and Environmental Engineering

Buz Barstow
  • bmb35 [at] cornell.edu
M. Todd Walter

Professor

Biological and Environmental Engineering

M. Todd Walter