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SSEBE | Sustainable Engineering

Sustainable Engineering Research

The central thrust behind sustainability is the capacity of metropolitan areas to grow and prosper without destroying or depleting natural resources. Our research focuses on the dynamics of sustainable systems, including restoring and improving urban infrastructure, access to clean water and clean air, advanced construction techniques and management, environmental fluid dynamics, transportation planning as well as geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering.




Focusing on arid regions

Arizona’s high population growth rate, need for water and rapid urbanization present a perfect environment for our research emphasis on arid regions. The climate is similar to regions where much of the population growth is occurring worldwide, however, the underlying fundamentals of this research are applicable to any climate.

Working with the university

Sustainability is a core tenet at ASU, with a campus-wide commitment to carbon neutrality, zero waste, active engagement and principled practice. This theme is a common thread throughout all of our research activities.

Sustainability abroad

Fulton Engineering researchers are working at home and abroad—from advancing transportation systems in the Phoenix Metro area to collaboration with Mexico’s Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education to implement a modern, sustainable water resources management system.

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Sustainability-related graduate and undergraduate degrees, graduate certificate programs, and minors are available.

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