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Earth Day
turns 50

As we mark 50 years of Earth Day in 2020, Fulton Schools researchers are working to decrease humanity’s carbon footprint and increase sustainability for the health of the planet.

50th Earth Day
50th Earth Day

Earth Day turns 50

As we mark 50 years of Earth Day in 2020, Fulton Schools researchers are working to decrease humanity’s carbon footprint and increase sustainability for the health of the planet.

ASU: A Solar University

Spend any time on ASU’s campuses and you’ll be shaded by one of the many solar panel arrays that provide shelter from the heat, as well as renewable energy. Not only is ASU known for sustainable solar infrastructure, our faculty members are leaders in solar research and innovation.

We are paving the way for a bright future.

New breakthrough in hot carrier solar cells

David Ferry’s team has made a breakthrough that can increase the efficiency of solar cells by more than 20%

Layered solar cell technology boosts efficiency, affordability

Zak Holman and Zhengshan Yu are pioneers in new solar cell technology

Seeking solar solutions

Students go abroad in search of machine learning solutions for solar as part of the NSF International Research Experiences for Students program

Solar awards eclipse other universities

ASU receives Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) awards totaling $9.8 million, ranking first among all university recipients

Solar-powered library is transforming global education

SolarSPELL device is providing lessons and health information to remote communities

A bright idea

Fulton Schools electrical engineers help an ASU biologist create a solar net light to save sea turtles and transform the future of sustainable fishing

Senko shows PhD student Janie Reavis how to measure a sea turtle’s shell

We are engineering sustainable solutions for today

We’re developing solutions to reduce the impact of climate change, from developing more efficient industrial practices to removing CO2 from the atmosphere.

Beating the heat

Fulton Schools researchers are developing coatings to make buildings more efficient, creating high-tech fabrics to keep us cool, and working to understand how to keep people cool as temperatures rise.

Removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere

ASU researchers have developed “mechanical trees” that pull carbon dioxide from the air, and are collaborating with other universities to develop novel carbon capture methods.

Developing a sun-powered nanotechnology to supply clean water and renewable energy

Christopher Muhich is using quantum chemistry techniques to use harness solar energy a photocatalytic spark to produce a water-disinfecting chemical.

Growing up: Vertical farming is sustainable

In a time when grocery stores are struggling to keep shelves full, Zhihao Chen’s vertical farm could sit in the corner of a market parking lot, sending lettuce grown from a completely organic closed system to the shelves in as little as three weeks.

Planning for sustainable urban life

ASU faculty are leading the way on projects that bring researchers and communities together to forge designs for resilient urban infrastructure and make informed decisions about water use and water supply infrastructure.

Planning for sustainable urban life

ASU faculty are leading the way on projects that bring researchers and communities together to forge designs for resilient urban infrastructure and make informed decisions about water use and water supply infrastructure.

A Fulton Schools degree can create a sustainable future

The world needs more engineers – especially more engineers who are looking to solve global climate problems with sustainable solutions. The Fulton Schools offers many degrees where you can learn to create a sustainable future for you and for the planet.