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$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.

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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.

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.

ASU names new VP of research

Cindy Sagers, formerly of Oregon State University, will join ASU as the new vice president of research in September.

Panchanathan appointed VP of National Academy of Inventors

Sethuraman Panchanathan has been appointed vice president of the National Academy of Inventors to strategically advance research, innovation, entrepreneurship and education through invention.

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?

ASU KEDtalk: Plagued with questions

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

National Academy of Inventors chapter celebrates ASU innovation

The Celebration of Innovation recognized new patent holders, startup founders and new chapter members.

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.

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.

Asking what it means to be human

ASU anthropologists work side by side to peer into our human past and illuminate our future.

ASU KEDtalk: Democratizing digital design

Technology is not created to reflect the rich diversity of people that use it, says Jessica Rajko. She contends that adding more voices in the design process will create not only more inclusive tech experiences but better technology overall.

Hidden ingredients in food choice

What factors influence which foods you pick up at the supermarket or pack into your lunchbox? Carola Grebitus studies consumer food choices and how they relate to health and sustainability.