Our important work continues in the areas of advanced materials, air and water resources, sustainable infrastructure, catalysis, and the smart electric power grid. Our researchers are working to develop novel bio-based plastics, develop new sustainable building materials, improve understanding of air pollution, and even make jet fuel hydrocarbons from fungi.
Washington State University, in collaboration with Iowa State University, recently established the first industry and university cooperative research center devoted to the development of biologically based plastics.
Washington State University researchers are working to improve materials used in hip and knee replacements so that they last longer and allow patients to quickly get back on their feet after surgery.
Back in 2011, a 204-page report gave a water supply and demand forecast for the Columbia River Basin. The water supply issue took on more urgency this summer when Washington Governor Jay Inslee recently declared a statewide drought emergency.
Read more stories like these in the print edition of Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture’s Innovation Magazine (PDF).