Introduction to Sustainable Engineering

Course Dates

July 25, 2019 to July 29, 2019


Corequisite with CEE 705/805 (9-week online Sustinable Engineering course)

Open to students who will have completed their junior year of college (will be rising seniors this summer) in an engineering major, or permission from the instructor.

Course Description

Photo of Dr. Nancy Kinner with students
Dr. Kinner with students

CEE 796/896 provides the field-based laboratory component for CEE 705/805. Students gain practical, hands-on experience working with the green grid at Shoals Marine Laboratory on Appledore Island. The lab’s facilities feature a 62.5 kW solar-powered electrical grid, a 7.5 kW wind turbine, and unique systems for fresh water conservation and waste management. Students will employ the skills learned in CEE 705 related to life cycle analysis and energy flow analysis to address practical questions related to energy use and conservation on Appledore.

 To learn more about sustainability on Appledore Island, visit our Sustainable Appledore page

This is a hybrid course with corequisites:

  • May 21 - August 3, 2018: Online instruction. There will be asynchronous chat rooms.
  • July 25 - 29, 2019: In the field at Shoals Marine Laboratory on Appledore Island.

Students must enroll in both the online portion of the course and the field component on Appledore Island, and will not be allowed to take one or the other.

Undergraduate students enroll in the following corequisite courses via UNH Summer Session:

Graduate students enroll in the following corequisite courses via UNH Summer Session: 
CEE 805 + CEE 896 (01)


Dr. Nancy Kinner:

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New Hampshire

Dr. Kinner first came to the Shoals Marine Laboratory as a student in 1975, and has remained involved with the lab since then. Her main areas of research interest are oil spill response and restoration, bioremediation of contaminated subsurface environments and more generally, environmental microbiology. She is a member of the Environmental Research Group at UNH, and has conducted research on wastewater biofilm microbiology, the role of protists in subsurface and sea ice contaminant degradation, and petroleum and chlorinated solvent bioremediation. Dr. Kinner is the co-director of the Coastal Response Research Center and Center for Spills and Environementl Hazards. At SML, she is a faculty mentor for the Sustainable Engineering Internship.

Dr. Martin Wosnik:

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of New Hampshire

Before joining the UNH Mechanical Engineering faculty, Dr. Wosnik worked as Assistant Research Professor in the Thermo and Fluid Dynamics Section at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, then as Research Associate at St. Anthony Falls Laboratory at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Wosnik also served as the Senior Flow Engineer at Alden Research Laboratory in Massachusetts, a national flow engineering firm conducting a wide variety of hydraulic studies for electric power utilities, architect-engineering firms, equipment manufacturers, and governmental agencies.

Dr. Wosnik’s research interests are in the area of fluid and thermal sciences with an emphasis on renewable energy applications, including ocean renewable energy (tidal, wave, wind), turbulent flows, high-speed hydrodynamics, cavitation, flow measurement, and hydraulic modeling.



Course Numbers

Cornell: n/a
UNH: CEE 796/896 (undergrad/grad) (1 Credits)