Areas of Emphasis: School of Engineering

Thematic Areas

  • Energy

    Bio-fuels, alternative energy, smart grid technology, power generation, transmission and distribution, fossil fuel extraction and use, solar energy, bio-refining, environmental impacts, HVAC, power electronics, Smart grid, water reuse and use, waste and heat generation impacts on water quality, etc.

  • Water

    Sustainable water treatment (e.g., reduced energy consumption), energy extraction from wastewater, new regulatory paradigms, safe water and sanitation in developing nations, water reuse, water use and reuse in bio-fuels and energy production, emerging contaminants, etc.

  • Transportation

    Energy efficient vehicles, aviation and aircraft, safety & ergonomics, environmental impacts, alternative fuels, impacts on water quality, transportation infrastructure, etc.

  • Global Change

    Remote sensing, UAV, carbon management, nitrogen management, diminishing water supply, impacts on developing nations

  • Sustainable Infrastructure and Buildings

    Composites, biomaterials, adaptive materials, material characterization, corrosion, water, building technologies, PCM, intelligent systems, durability, water catchment systems, etc.

  • Healthcare

    Materials, regenerative medicine, bioinformatics, information assurance, medical devices, diagnostics, emerging contaminants in water and food, drug delivery systems, etc.

  • Information Technology

    Information security and information assurance, high speed networking, sensor systems, RFID devices, intelligent systems, informatics, etc.

Bold Aspirations

Bold Aspirations is the strategic plan for KU, comprising individual plans for the following:

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  • One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
  • 26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
  • Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
  • 1 of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs.
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  • 46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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  • Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
    —ALA
  • $275 million in externally funded research expenditures
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