About | Director’s Message

In 2006, Arizona State University was selected as a National Center of Excellence (NCE) for SMART Innovations to focus on technology and policy innovations related to urban heat island, climate change and energy. The NCE is a research cluster at Arizona State University involving the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. It was initially funded in part by the US EPA and industry sponsors. NCE researchers are evaluating and developing the next generation of Sustainable Materials and Renewable Technologies (SMART) for urban infrastructure needs.This includes development and application of materials for renewable energy products, innovative building and pavement materials that reduce energy demand as well as materials which can improve the durability and sustainability of our urban infrastructure.

The NCE is a state-of-the-art research organization providing customized, management strategies and technical advice to local and regional governments, industry and NGOs seeking to incorporate sustainable technologies and organizational strategies for economic, social and environmental benefits.

If this research interests you, contact us to find out how you can become involved in our community as a student, researcher, or member of our advisory group.

Hasan Ozer

Director, NCE SMART