The Emergent Technologies Institute supports research and technology development in the major initiative areas noted below: 

  • Nutrient management and treatment
  • Wetlands and storm water treatment
  • Biochar analysis
  • Environmental biotechnology
  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Desalination system design and operation
  • Solar desalination technologies
  • Materials development for biomedical applications
  • Bioengineering and biomedical research
  • Cancer research
  • Thin-film solar panel development
  • Energy issues in water systems
  • Energy management and efficiency
  • Sustainable community development