ICTAS Research

ICTAS Research

The Venn diagram represents the ICTAS view of the technologies that will play a key role in transforming our lives in the 21st century. The ICTAS research thrust areas are either a subset of these technologies or occur at an intersection of these technologies. An incubator and emerging thrust area recognizes potential for high risk/ high pay-off developments in the emerging and disruptive technologies that are in the early stages of development.

Listed at left are the current thrusts. Click a name for deeper exploration into the topic.

Nanoscale Science and Engineering
Thrust Leader: Michael Hochella
Program Manager: Matthew Hull

Nano-Bio Interface
Thrust Leaders: Nammalwar Sriranganathan and Tim Long
Program Manager: Matthew Hull

Sustainable Energy
Thrust Leader: Shashank Priya
Program Manager: Dennis Grove

Renewable Materials
Thrust Leader: Kevin Edgar
Program Manager: Jeff Beeby

Sustainable Water
Thrust Leader: Marc Edwards
Program Manager: Dennis Grove

Cognition and Communication
Thrust Leader: Jeff Reed
 Program Manager: Chris Tysor

National Security
Thrust Leader: Jon Greene
Program Manager: Chris Tysor

Emerging Technologies
Thrust Leader: Roop Mahajan
Program Manager: Jeff Beeby

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