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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 29.52
Liaison Stephen Pepper
Submission Date Sept. 25, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Illinois Institute of Technology
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.04 / 12.00 Stephen Pepper
Assistant Director of Sustainability
Office of Campus Energy & Sustainability
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
603

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
72

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
11.94

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
46

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
13

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
28.26

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
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The institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:

Javad Abbasian Chemical and Biological Engineering
Hamid Arastoopour Chemical and Biological Engineering
Mohammad Asadi Chemical and Biological Engineering
Donald Chmielewski Chemical and Biological Engineering
Ali Cinar Chemical and Biological Engineering
Dimitri Gidaspow Chemical and Biological Engineering
Seok-Hoon Hong Chemical and Biological Engineering
Sohail Murad Chemical and Biological Engineering
Satish Parulekar Chemical and Biological Engineering
J. Robert Selman Chemical and Biological Engineering
Fouad Teymour Chemical and Biological Engineering
Darsh Wasan Chemical and Biological Engineering
Paul Anderson Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
David Arditi Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
Zongzhi Li Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
Mehdi Modares Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
Jamshid Mohammadi Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
Ivan Mutis Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
Kenneth Noll Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
Tongyan Pan Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
Brent Stephens Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
Sumanta Acharya Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering
Wei Chen Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering
Seebany Datta-Barua Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering
Carrie Hall Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering
Philip Nash Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering
Aleksandar Ostrogorsky Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering
Boris Pervan Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering
Dietmar Rempfer Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering
Francisco Ruiz Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering
Leon Shaw Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering
Matthew Spenko Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering
Sammy Tin Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering
Candace Wark Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering
Lin Cai Electrical and Computer Engineering
Alex Flueck Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mahesh Krishnamurthy Electrical and Computer Engineering
Zuyi Li Electrical and Computer Engineering
Jafar Saniie Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mohammad Shahidehpour Electrical and Computer Engineering
John Shen Electrical and Computer Engineering
Qing-Chang Zhong Electrical and Computer Engineering
Rahman Azari Architecture
Marshall Brown Architecture
Mahjoub Elnimeiri Architecture
Frank Flury Architecture
Eva Kultermann Architecture
Peter Land Architecture
Antony Wood Architecture
Matthew Bauer Computer Science
Dong (Kevin) Jin Computer Science
Andre Adler Applied Mathematics
Fred J. Hickernell Applied Mathematics
Lulu Kang Applied Mathematics
Ben Stark Biology
A. Jean-Luc Ayitou Chemistry
Adam Hock Chemistry
M. Ishaque Khan Chemistry
Braja Mandal Chemistry
Ali Khounsary Physics
Carlo Segre Physics
Jeff Terry Physics
Eun-Jeong Lee Psychology
Mahima Saxena Psychology
Hao Huang Social Sciences
Jonathan Rosenberg Social Sciences
Ullica Segerstrale Social Sciences
Matthew Shapiro Social Sciences
Blake Davis Industrial Technology and Management
Nancy Hamill Governale Industrial Technology and Management
Jeremy Hajek Industrial Technology and Management
Donatas Tijunelis Industrial Technology and Management


A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory (including the types of faculty and staff included as researchers):

All faculty that is doing research work on sustainability issues is registered as a member of the team at the Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research, a research institution at IIT.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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