Climate and Energy
Climate and Energy
Loyola recognizes the impact of climate change on vulnerable populations and ecosystems in our region and worldwide. Researchers in this group explore climate change’s impact on natural and social systems from Chicago to Alaska to Vietnam. Team members study scientific and socio-economic aspects of the problem and develop practical solutions. Our working biodiesel lab puts research into practice, and the Loyola Climate Change Conference brings experts together to discuss the latest discoveries and most promising solutions.
Advancing energy policy and administration systems to shift away from fossil fuels and mitigate climate change.
Climate Change Conference
Climate change impacts human health through climate-induced food and water insecurities, displacement, and pollution. We must consider the unequal distribution of these impacts among people of varying races, gender, and income. The 2022 Climate Change Conference explored these issues with scientists, public health experts, front-line advocates, theologians, and policymakers addressing the intersection of climate change, human health, and justice.Read More
Our Programs and Faculty
Related Degrees and Certifications
Environmental Science and Sustainability (MS and BA/MS 4+1)
Learn more about all degrees, minors, and certifications available within SES.
Faculty and Staff
- Laura Brentner
- Lopa Chakraborti
- Ray Dybzinski
- Ping Jing
- Max Melstrom
- Gilbert Michaud
- Greg Palmer
- Zach Waickman
- Analytical Chemistry Lab
- GIS Lab
- Research Labs
- Searle Biodiesel Lab
Learn more about our research facilities.
Unlocking the power of algae
Jake Nalley (BS '11) is working to uncover new ways to unlock the benefits of algaeLearn more
Nancy Tuchman: Addressing Climate Change
Loyola Expert, Nancy Tuchman, shares how universities and concerned citizens can address climate change.Learn More
Cooking oil to bus fuel and more
Beyond bus fuel, biosoap, hand sanitizer, windshield wiper fluid, and fertilizer are some of the viable products to come from Loyola's biodiesel lab.Learn more
Student Research Opportunities
Undergraduate Research Fellowships
SES Undergraduate Research Fellowships allow students to conduct interdisciplinary research on issues related to unsustainable natural resource uses in the greater Chicago land region.
Graduate Student Opportunities
Graduate students have an opportunity to apply as an Alfred H. Baum Family Graduate Research Scholar to fund and explore questions in energy policy and administration systems to shift away from fossil fuels to mitigate climate change.
Student Internships and Jobs
The School of Environmental Sustainability provides hands-on internship opportunities for students to get deeply involved in our environmental initiatives.