Research, Development & Education for

A Sustainable Future

The Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment (ISEE),  as part of the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering at Texas A&M University- Kingsville, is led by Dr. Kim Jones. ISEE promotes research and development and directs collaborative environmental and energy related studies and activities along with academic, governmental, commercial and community partners.

Water Resources

The Institute promotes sustainable water management and conservation, and the development and implementation of new technology to preserve and protect the water resources of the region and the State.  Several important initiatives have resulted from the implementation of this mission.

Sustainable Energy

Energy research at the Institute focuses on further developing and promoting the use of new sustainable energy sources in the South Texas region. Areas of study include citrus waste bio-refinery and solid waste bioreactors.


The Institute fosters fundamental research and development for promoting the concepts of sustainability of ecological and environmental systems in the semi-arid coastal areas of South Texas and the border region.

Air Quality

The Air Quality Group’s vision is to provide leadership and coordination in the development of issues concerning the quality of ground-level air quality, and provide support in the application of techniques for the collection, analysis, and interpretation of air quality data.