Many serious environmental issues have global impacts such as climate change, air quality deterioration, and increasing wastes. To meet the expanding needs of global communities for safer, cleaner, and sustainable environments and development, the Track aims to build up a research and education platform focused on climate change mitigation technology and energy-related environmental technology. The Track will serve as a national hub for education and development in the area of sustainable and carbon-neutral technologies.
Why should we study this track?
What do we learn from this track?
- Catalytic and Electrochemical Conversion & Processes: Abatement of air polluting emissions (VOCs, NOx, CO2, PMs), environmental catalysis, CO2 conversion and utilization, electrofuels, resource conversion and recycling (waste/wastewater/biomass)
- Solar Energy Conversion, Materials & Processes: Artificial photosynthesis, solar fuels, solar photo(electro)catalysis
- Bio-processes: Biofuel, biomass conversion and utilization, biorefinery
- Hybridization and Process Development: Hybridization of the above technologies, reactor-process-system development/engineering/scale-up
- Artificial Sun: Superconducting magnet, cryogenic structural material, blanket technology, fusion reactor design
Not other institutes but KENTECH
As the emerging environmental and climate issues are being highly diversified and complicated, the traditional education and R&D systems classified according to traditional academic disciplines (e.g., chemical engineering, materials engineering, environmental engineering) are not efficient any more in addressing the non-traditional problems such as climate change. KENTECH consists of five key institutes with the problem-solving missions, which cross over various academic disciplines. KENTECH is designed to provide the out-of-the-box education and to nurture the experts and leaders of environmental and climate technology for the preparation of the sustainable and carbon-neutral society.
What will it mean for my future and career? / What study we can do after graduation?
As the experts on environmental and climate issues are needed in almost every part of the society, the graduates from the Track are expected to work in various sectors of the society. Their career will not be limited to R&D activities and can be extended to diverse options which include university, national and public laboratories, industrial laboratories, venture business, government and public organizations, international organizations, oversea companies, consulting business, and media companies.