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Submission Date March 6, 2020
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Washington University in St. Louis
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Chad Henry
Operations Manager
International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability (I-CARES)
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
1,383

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
202

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
14.61

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
52

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
31

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
59.62

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

School of Law
Robert R. Kuehn
Daniel Mandelker
Olin Business School
Lamar Pierce
Andrew Knight
Fuqiang Zhang
School of Social Work
Christine Ekenga
Vanessa Fabbre
Carolyn Lesorogol
Rodrigo Reis
Ross Brownson
Debra Haire-Joshu
Lora Iannotti
Jack Kirkland
Matt Kreuter
Michael Sherraden
Mark Rank
Amy Eyler
Ross Hammond
SEAS, BME
SEAS, Comp Sci
Michael Brent
Jeremy Buhler
Roger Chamberlain
Weixiong Zhang
Alvitta Ottley
Roman Garnett
Weixiong Zhang
Raj Jain
Chenyang Lu
William Yeoh
Tao Ju
Ayan Chakrabarti
SEAS, ESE
Matthew Lew
Shantanu Chakrabartty
Hiro Mukai
Heniz Schaettler
Xuan 'Silvia' Zhang
Arye Nehorai
Lan Yang
SEAS, Mechanical
Ramesh Agarwal
Katharine Flores
Mark Jakiela
Patricia Weisensee
Rohan Mishra
Mark Meacham
Damena Agonafer
Srikanth Singamaneni
Shankar Sastry
SEAS, EECE
Pratim Biswas
Richard Axelbaum
Rajan Chakrabarty
Kimberly Parker
Peng Bai
Elijah Thimsen
Jay Turner
Brent Williams
Randall Martin
Dan Giammar
Zhen He
Young-Shin Jun
Jian Wang
Marcus Foston
Tae Seok Moon
Vijay Ramani
Yinjie Tang
Fuzhong Zhang
Milorad Dudukovic
John Gleaves
Paighat Ramachandran
Fangqiong Ling
A&S, Anthropology
TR Kidder
Sarah Baitzel
Peter Benson
Geoff Childs
Talia Dan-Cohen
Michael Frachetti
David Freidel
Krista Milich
Bret Gustafson
Xinyi Liu
Fiona Marshall
Shanti Parikh
Natalie G. Mueller
E.A. Quinn
Crickette Sanz
Glenn Stone
Helina Woldekiros
Kedron Thomas
A&S, Art History
Ila Sheren
A&S, Biology
Roger Beachy
Stan Braude
Joshua Blodgett
Arpita Bose
Carlos Botero
Ram Dixit
Memory Elvin-Lewis
David Queller
Elizabeth Haswell
Joe Jez
Barbara Kunkel
Robert Kranz
Allan Larson
Scott Mangan
Jonathan Myers
Kenneth Olson
Himadri Pakrasi
Swanne Gordon
Jonathan Losos
Barbara Schaal
Lucia Strader
Richard Vierstra
Michael Landis
Rachel Penczykowski
Andrews Lopez-Sepulcre
A&S, Chemistry
William Buhro
Sophia Hayes
Dewey Holten
Richard Loomis
Livic Mirica
Lee Sabotka
Jacob Schaeffer
Julio D'Arcy
Michael Gross
Richard Mabbs
Gary Patti
Bryce Sadtler
William Tolman
A&S, Earth and Planetary Sciences
Ray Arvidson
Alexander Bradley
Jeffrey Catalano
Robet Criss
Robery Dymek
David Fike
Anne Hofmeister
Bronwen Konecky
Michael Krawczynski
Jennifer Smith
William H. Smith
Doug Wiens
Michael Wysession
Kun Wang
A&S, Economics
Marcus Berliant
Bruce Peterson
Sukkoo Kim
A&S, Education
William Tate
Carol Camp Yeakey
A&S, English
Edward McPherson
A&S, History
Corinna Treitel
Nancy Reynolds
A&S, Political Science
William Lowry
Itai Sened
Michael Bechtel
Andrew Sobel
Frank Lovett
Betsy Sinclair
Steven S. Smith
A&S, Sociology
Tim Bartley
A&S, Physics
Mark S. Conradi
Henric Krawczynski
Ken Kelton
Li Yang
Jonathan Katz
Ryan Ogliore
Shankar Mukherji
Sam Fox School
Chandler Ahrens
Rod Barnett
Catalina Freixas
Bob Hansman
Patty Heyda
John Hoal
Derek Hoeferlin
Sung Ho Kim
Seng Kuan
Bruce Lindsey
Igor Marjanovic
Eric Mumford
Natalie Yates
Hongxi Yin
Linda Samuels
Robin VerHage-Abrams
Jesse Vogler
Heather Woofter
Mary Ruppoert-Stroescu
WUSM, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
Yuan-Chan Tai
Robert Mach
WUSM, Pathology & Immunology
Gautam Dantas
WUSM, Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
Wayne Barnes
WUSM, Genetics
Susan Dutcher
WUSM, Internal Medicine
Mario Castro
Kenneth Schechtman
Bradley Evanoff
Stephen Liang
Luigi Fontana
William Powderly
Cynthia Wichelman
Rebecca Chibnall
Elvin H. Geng
WUSM, molecular Microbiology
Tamara Doering
WUSM, Neurology
Brad Racette
WUSM, Neuroscience
James Fitzpatrick
WUSM, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Amber Cooper
WUSM, Orthopaedic Surgery
Chris McAndrew
WUSM, Psychiatry
John Constantino
WUSM, Surgery
Diana C. Parra Perez


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

Production of the University’s sustainability research inventory began with an examination of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research’s Annual Report. The report was reviewed to broadly classify research at the University. It was quickly noted that the report under-reported total research at the University by narrowly focusing on research projects that received external funding support via grants and contracts in fiscal year. Since not all disciplines rely equally on external funding to conduct research it was decided that a more individual review of research was required to fully identify sustainability research, especially across the academic departments outside the medical center. Since research centers and other core infrastructure supports are very important to the University’s research enterprise the next step was to identify those centers that conducted sustainability research to identify faculty actively engaged in sustainability research projects. University-wide centers identified to be active in sustainability research include:
- International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability
- Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization
- McDonnell Academy Global Energy and Environment Partnership
- Center for Genome Studies
- Institute for Public Health
- Tyson Research Center

Reviewing these sites was helpful to identify critical masses of sustainability of research and to provide parameters for the more detailed inventory steps to be undertaken. The final step in the inventory included a thorough review of each academic department’s faculty roster to identify tenure and tenure-track faculty engaged in sustainability research. This was assessed through faculty members’ identified research areas, description of lab research projects, recent publications and other such descriptions. Results were cross-checked against the research listings of the sustainability activities of the identified research centers and through advanced searches of University and department websites.

Faculty numbers were obtained through institutional information for tenured and tenure-track faculty provided through the institutional data webpage on the Provost's website.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (https://incees.wustl.edu/)

Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization (http://cccu.wustl.edu/)

McDonnell Academy Global Energy and Environment Partnership (http://mageep.wustl.edu/)

Center for Genome Studies (http://genome.wustl.edu/)

Institute for Public Health (http://publichealth.wustl.edu/)

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