Civil and environmental engineering

Hydrology and Malaria in Ethiopia

This project aims to investigate the impact of various environmental factors on mosquito productivity to help inform good decision-making for reservoir management in an effort to reduce local malaria.

Microbial Biodiesel from Waste Products

Researchers hope to produce low-cost microbial biodiesel from waste streams in India, where food and organic waste often accumulates in landfills or roadsides, releasing methane and posing a health hazard.

Novel Air Pollution Sensors

Researchers have developed a network of low-cost, low-power sensors to monitor gas and particle phase atmospheric pollutants, and have deployed these sensors in the major cities of Delhi and Pune.

Water Quality and Sanitation in Nepal

The MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been working in Nepal since 1999 to help provide clean drinking water and improved sanitation to those in need.