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.

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.

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.

Research News

Read about sustainability research in Full Circle, the Fulton Schools news source.

Research foci

  • Biofuels
  • Waste conversion to energy
  • Infrastructure and product life cycle analysis
  • Water purification
  • Resource-climate interactions
  • Indoor air quality
  • Transportation materials and systems
  • Project performance

Research centers