Research Areas

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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