Research Clusters

Through the cross-disciplinary research of physical, chemical and biological processes in engineered systems, we can achieve cleaner air and water worldwide.

The rapid pace of globalization provides unprecedented opportunity for developed and developing countries to restructure and grow their economies. However, society must meet the heightened demand for energy and goods through responsible, sustainable sources and with technologies that will have limited environmental impact, such as materials and devices for solar photovoltaics and new pathways for biofuel and biochemical production.

We must create and improve the infrastructure required to ensure the highest quality of environmental and human health, which will require both fundamental and applied research in order to address environmental challenges comprehensively.



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Moon receives NSF grant to engineer complex genetic circuits receives NSF grant to engineer complex genetic circuits More complex circuits are necessary for the next generation of "smart" bacteria that can produce an enhanced level of chemicals on demand. <img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Moon_Tae-Seok.jpg?RenditionID=2" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Martin receives $150,000 grant from ClimateWorks Foundation receives $150,000 grant from ClimateWorks Foundation Randall Martin has received a grant from the ClimateWorks Foundation to support the Air Quality Data Monitoring Network.<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Randall%20Martin%202019.jpg?RenditionID=2" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />