Membrane Research

Prospective Students

Questions? Then contact:

Keith Schimmel, Chair
Energy & Environmental Systems Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Gibbs Hall, Room 301
(336) 285-2329


The program is designed to prepare men and women for positions in research and consulting in industry, government and service organizations, and teaching and research positions in colleges and universities. Graduates will be able to:

  1. Conceive, develop, and conduct original research leading to useful applications in energy and environmental systems.
  2. Incorporate into their professional work considerations relating to scientific and social aspects of energy and environmental systems.
  3. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills related to research issues in energy and environmental systems.


  1. A master’s degree in engineering; agriculture, physical, biological and computational sciences; technology; or business and economics from a college or university recognized by a regional or general accrediting agency with a minimum GPA of 3.25/4.0.
  2. GRE or GMAT verbal and quantitative scores that are no older than 5 years.
  3. For applicants whose native language is other than English, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination written score of at least 550, computer score of at least 213, or internet score of at least 79.

Additionally for international students: Application for the fall semester completed by April 15 and for the spring semester by October 15 is recommended to allow time to obtain visa.


Students with B.S. degrees in a science, engineering, technology, or economics discipline and with superior credentials (general program admission requirements plus GPA>3.5, strong GRE scores, and strong reference letters) may apply for B.S. to Ph.D. admission.