Research

TIE supports interdisciplinary environmental research in three core areas: water, energy and climate, and health. Many students and faculty have received TIE support for their research projects through the academic year and during the summer, and have become affiliated TIE scholars.

TIE’s signature Graduate Environmental Research Fellowship program supports selected students’ research projects. We currently have eleven TIE Fellows working on topics as diverse as Atlantic Sturgeon parasite load, lithium metal batteries as an alternate energy storage, human-wetland-bird interactions in the Caribbean, and food loss within meal-kit supply-chains. To learn more about the TIE Fellowship, click here!

TIE has also supported large-scale research such as the Solar Decathlon, which was an international competition of 20 university student teams competing to design, build, and operate the most attractive, effective, and energy-efficient solar-powered house. Over 100 Tufts students from engineering, urban planning, environmental studies, policy, and other disciplines were involved with the research, design, construction, and communications for the Team Boston Curio House, which competed in Washington, D.C.