Tag: University of Pittsburgh

Pitt Engineering pilots a new, sustainable method of treating hydrofracturing wastewater

Research led by the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering may have cracked the code to not only greatly reduce the amount of fresh water used in the multi-billion-dollar hydrofracturing industry, but also leverage the waste heat available at drilling sites and natural gas compressor stations to safely treat shale gas wastewater for reuse.

Gateway Engineers and past president establish funds to help women engineering students at Pitt

A recent gift to the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering from one of Pittsburgh’s most successful woman engineers hopes to attract more women to the profession and help to build the professional networks needed to continue in the profession.

Pitt researchers lead mining subsidence report

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is required to assess the implementation of the new repair and compensation provisions for coal mine subsidence every five years.  Since 2009 the University of Pittsburgh has helped to mine the data that shapes how the Commonwealth conducts this assessment.

University of Pittsburgh names new dean for Swanson School of Engineering

James R. Martin II, the Bob Benmosche Professor and Chair of the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering at Clemson University, has been named dean of the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering.

University of Pittsburgh to launch MS in Sustainable Engineering program

The University of Pittsburgh this summer has designed a new Master of Science in Sustainable Engineering (MSSE) program.

Pitt, Phipps Conservatory research examines benefits and costs of novel water reuse systems

Thanks to a collaboration between Phipps and the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering, researchers now have a greater understanding of the life cycle of water reuse systems designed for living buildings, from construction through day-to-day use.

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