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.

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Yesterday we introduced you to KU professor Rolfe Mandel and the discoveries he and his students are making. Watch this video to learn more. Tags: #KUdiscoveries #KUresearch #Archeology #Plains

KU ODYSSEY team digs for clues to ancient Pleistocene people Searching for evidence of early people living on the plains in the late Pleistocene age, (see http://bit.ly/1li6uYX) Rolfe Mandel, a KU distinguished professor of anthropology, led an excavation in July 2014 in the “Coffey Site” along the Big Blue River bank in Pottawatomie County, Kansas. Mandel says artifacts from Pleistocene period sediments could provide more clues about the Clovis and pre-Clovis people, who were the founding inhabitants of the Americas.


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