About the Institute
The Clarkson Institute for a Sustainable Environment is home to Clarkson's environmental activities associated with research, interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate degree programs, and outreach programs. The Institute was established to support Clarkson's long-standing expertise in this field and to increase collaboration among faculty.
The mission of the Clarkson Institute for a Sustainable Environment is to facilitate the development, promotion and operation of environmental activities within the University and among its partners. The Institute fosters links and collaboration among faculty, students and partners who will actively participate in the activities required to meet its vision of excellence.
Recognizing that environmental problems increasingly require the expertise of many disciplines and points of view, the Institute promotes partnerships and interdisciplinary activities that enable the integration of basic and applied research, providing the increased understanding about environmental systems that is needed for informed decisions and policies.
The Clarkson Institute for a Sustainable Environment sponsors workshops, seminars, and a small grants program to foster links among its members and facilitate environmental activities.
Philip Hopke (pictured above) became director of the Institute for a Sustainable Environment in 2009. His research areas include nucleation, receptor modeling, and ambient monitoring.