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 A man holding a piece of equipment. The caption reads: Ivan Ermanoski says he came to ASU because of its commitment to improve the world’s future and because of ASU’s multidisciplinary research environment. He says he values working with people outside of his area of expertise, something “that comes easily in the ASU environment.”

Physicist joins ASU LightWorks to help solarize society

Physicist Ivan Ermanoski joins ASU LightWorks, where he will design a thermochemical reactor to harness energy from renewable sources, like the sun.

 A group of men stand around a piece of scientific equipment. The caption reads: Jim Miller, second from right, with colleagues at Sandia National Laboratories and the CR5 thermochemical reactor.

ASU LightWorks hire brings new energy to ASU

Jim Miller grew up in the shadow of Texas’s oil fields. Now, he’s joining ASU LightWorks®, where he’ll be thinking up ways to create and harness alternative energy gleaned from renewable sources.

 People crossing a city sidewalk. The caption reads: A new project at ASU, “Citizen Centered Smart Cities and Smart Living,” aims to take an interdisciplinary approach to understanding and developing smart cities with individual citizens at the forefront of attention.

$3M grant supports education and training on smart cities

The National Science Foundation grant will help ASU launch a graduate research training program that prepares students to become leaders in shaping citizen-centered smart cities in a human-centric way.

 An aerial view of a terraced rice fields in Vietnam, full of water. Light reflects purple and gold off the water.

Making rice green

Traditional rice farming techniques are not sustainable. But how do you change a process that’s deeply ingrained in culture, for a crop that nourishes half the world?

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Research Growth Areas

How do we feed a growing world population? Is space travel commercially viable? What if we could detect disease before they do permanent harm? ASU researchers are polling their expertise in the natural sciences, engineering, arts and humanities to address big challenges and answer important questions. Learn about key areas where ASU is making discoveries that make a difference.