Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 40.64
Liaison Rebecca Collins
Submission Date July 31, 2015
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Temple University
AC-9: Academic Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.98 / 12.00 Kathleen Grady
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:
36

Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in research:
72

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
15

The total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that conduct research:
123

A copy of the sustainability research inventory that includes the names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
Names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:

See the list attached.


A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:

Faculty engaged in sustainability funded research during FY2014 as reported using SPA database.


A brief description of notable accomplishments during the previous three years by faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:

Suri Rominder, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Funding Source: NSF. Description: A grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will help Temple University’s Water and Environmental Technology (WET) Center in its efforts to establish Greater Philadelphia as a hub for the development and commercialization of water treatment technologies. The two-year, $1 million Accelerating Innovation Research (AIR) grant will allow the center to establish a Water Technology Innovation Ecosystem to bring water treatment innovations from the laboratory to the marketplace.

Jeffrey Featherstone, Center for Sustainable Communities; Funding Source: EPA. Description: Temple’s Main Campus will become a living laboratory for the study and evaluation of stormwater management controls and practices in urban environments. The project will focus on the environmental, economic and social impacts of implementing green infrastructure to deal with stormwater-runoff issues in urban environments.


The website URL where information about sustainability research is available:

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