WERC Team Jump

ERG is Overrun with MalleyCATS

In 2008, a handful of students working on research with Professor Jim Malley in ERG named their group the MalleyCATS. The name is fitting since they are in the home of the UNH WildCATS, work with ERG faculty member Dr. Jim Malley, and possess many of the resilient attributes of alley-cats. The group, now 17 strong, ranges from rising first year students to graduate students, operates on a shoestring budget, but works together with the common goals of learning how to do research, how to work together, and how to mentor others. “We are given a lot of freedom in the design and the running of our experiments, but still get a lot of feedback and guidance with our research from Malley. Our research topics are really exciting and relevant to the real world.” (Harrison Roakes UNH ’12) Perhaps most importantly, they are learning to never quit on research ideas they are passionate about even when nothing seems to be going right. Read more >>


ENE Oil Spill Lab, Professor Nancy Kinner

What happens to spilled oil on the bottom of body of water? With a unique oil flume, UNH professor Nancy Kinner and undergraduates are working to find out. Their findings could improve oil spill response. See Video>>


ENE Student Wins one of the CYOS honors - Katerina Messologitis

Create Your Own Story recognizes current students who have made their UNH stories successful. This initiative exists not only to highlight dedicated students but also to inspire others to take advantage of all UNH has to offer. Ten students are recognized each year for a wide pool of nominations that are made by faculty and staff members. Their stories are made into a traveling display including poster and video. The students and their chosen faculty/staff mentors participate in a luncheon in April celebrating their achievements and unveiling the display. It is an incredible showcase of stellar students, and a powerful, inspirational event for everyone.  For 2015 Katerina was the only engineering student at UNH who received this CYOS honor.  The ENE program has had three student winners of the CYOS in the past four years.

View poster here.

View video here.


UNH Students Rethinking Energy Delivery

Today 1.1 billion people lack access to electricity.  But, the industrial grid - the old-fashioned solution for electrification - may no longer be the modern solution for developing communities across the world.  Specifically, in Ghana, the rippling effect of climate change plus the growing population and nationwide
cottage industries are severely taxing the very limited access to energy throughout the country. The
primary source of electricity in Ghana is generated from the flow of water from Lake Volta. While hydropower is a "clean" source of electricity, it is also an unreliable one for this region. Communities that rely on this power are plagued with frequent blackouts caused by decreasing water levels and increasing energy demands. Five UNH students and alumni are rethinking the way energy is generated in a rural village in Toh-Kpalime, Volta Region, Ghana through a community solar power system.

Read about their incredible work!



The Environmental Engineering Program at the University of New Hampshire offers an undergraduate degree in environmental engineering that prepares students for productive careers in the public and private sectors and graduate studies. The Program emphasizes fundamental principles in environmental engineering and design, built upon a strong base of chemistry, physics, mathematics and engineering science. The Program prepares its students to work in multi-disciplinary teams that analyze, formulate and communicate sustainable solutions to complex environmental problems. The importance of developing sustainable solutions that provide economic, social and environmental benefits to society is emphasized. The Program instills in its students an appreciation of the responsibilities of engineers to society and teaches them the skills necessary to continue learning and improving their professional expertise throughout their careers. The ENE degree program provides an opportunity for students to specialize in Industrial or Municipal Processes. The curricula prepare students to plan and design systems to minimize the impact of human activity on the environment and protect human health.