Special Issue "Engineering Education for a Sustainable Energy Future"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Jan E. DeWaters
Guest Editor
Coulter School of Engineering and Institute for STEM Education, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY 13699, USA
Interests: energy and climate literacy; energy and environmental education; STEM education research
Prof. Dr. Angela R. Bielefeldt
Guest Editor
Department of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering and Engineering Plus Program, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder CO, 80309, USA
Interests: engineering education research; ethics education; service-learning; sustainability education; professional social responsibility

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Please consider sharing your recent work in this Special Issue of Sustainability, “Engineering Education for a Sustainable Energy Future.” We welcome a range of submissions, including research manuscripts, case studies, reviews, and commentaries, all related to the broad topics of this Special Issue. With its direct connections to a range of societal and environmental conditions such as climate change, energy itself may well be the key sustainability issue we must address in the immediate future. Effective education, in terms of both WHAT we teach as well as HOW we teach, will help to prepare emerging leaders to take on this challenge and successfully shift us toward a sustainable energy future. The entire engineering community has a role to play, and contributions relevant for single disciplines, interdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary integrations with engineering are of interest. We look forward to preparing an issue that engages the sustainability education community with a variety of meaningful and thought-provoking submissions.

Prof. Dr. Jan E. DeWaters
Prof. Dr. Angela R. Bielefeldt
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Energy education
  • Engineering education
  • Sustainability
  • Renewable energy
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Environmental impact modeling
  • Global material flow analysis
  • Energy conservation
  • Water–energy–food nexus

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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