The main research areas of Environmental Science and Engineering Department consist of environmental science, engineering and management. Among which, researches conducted by Environmental Science Major are oriented to Atomospheric Environmental Science, Chemistry of Water Pollution Control and Urban Ecology; that conducted by Environmental Engineering Major are oriented to Theory and Technology for Water Pollution Control and Integrated Improvement of River Pollution; and that conducted by Environmental Management Major are oriented to Environmental Economics, Environmental Management and Public Policy. Over the past decade of efforts, the Department has set up a set of interdisciplinary research system which is focused on basic application research and extended from Natural Science, Engineering Technology Science to Social Science
Scientific research fund obtained by our department has kept an upward tendency year by year. In the past five years, the fund has increased from about RMB 10 million Yuan to about RMB30 million Yuan. The number of successful applications to National Natural Science Found Program has presented steady increase from 8 in 2007 to more than 15 in recent years. Since 2007, we have undertaken more than 70 National Natural Science Found Programs (including major program subject and key programs). In addition, we have also participated in more than major programs of National Nature Social Science Fund, major special subjects of Ministry of Science and Technology, “973” program subjects, “973” pre-research projects, above 10 sub-subjects of “863” project, “863” exploratory projects, international cooperation projects of Ministry of Science and Technology, “the 11th Fiver-Year Plan” science and technology support projects of Ministry of Science and Technology, doctor station fund projects of Ministry of Education, major and key projects of Shanghai Committee of Science and Technology, Shanghai Natural Science Fund Projects and other national and provisional projects. The faulty of our department has participated in National and Regional Talent Program, including The Recruitment Program of Global Experts, Thousand Youth Talents Program, Chang Jiang Scholars Program, New Century Excellent Talents in University of Ministry of Education of China, the National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars, Eastern Scholars, Sponsored by Shanghai Pujiang Program and Shanghai Shu-Guang Program. With emphasis on laboratory construction, our department invests a lot of funds to purchase the most advanced equipment and builds laboratory center for environmental analysis and monitoring with advanced world level under the support of the university and self-financing.
In recent years, our department has made significant achievements in academic paper. Papers published by Environmental Department as the first unit has witnessed increasing especially SCI papers on high impact factors and dozens of papers have been published on renowned international journals such as Angew. Chem., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Environ. Sci. & Technol., Atmos. Chem. Phys., J. Geophys. Res., Chemosphere, Atmos. Environ., J. Harzard. Mater. The number of SCI papers has increased from 30 in 2007 to more than 80 in 2013. Research results have be awarded for Second Prize for National Natural Science Award, First Prize for National Natural Science Award, Second Prize for Science and Technology Development/achievement of the Ministry of Education, Second Prize for Shanghai Science and Technology Progress Award, Second Prize for Excellent Achievement in Higher School Science and Technology Research and Development, First Prize for Paper Category of Shanghai Social Science Achievement Award, Gold Prize in Shanghai Excellent Invention Qualification Trial, Shanghai Decision Consultation Award and other provincial awards.