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 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?

 Arianne Cease holds a locust

ASU KEDtalk: Plagued with questions

In many parts of the world, locust swarms devastate crops and communities. Arianne Cease is trying to change that.

 A graphic image representing electron crystallography.

Shaking up proteins with engineering

A mix of chemical engineering and structural biology offers a perfect recipe for everything from making green nanomaterials to finding new drug targets.

Safe, sustainable science earns researcher praise

Gary Moore, recipient of the 2018 University Laboratory Safety Award, uses water efficient technology in his nanomaterials lab to protect both the people inside and the world outside.

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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.