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A Nanoparticle and an Engineer Walk into a Lab: Using Nanotech to Purify Water

A Nanoparticle and an Engineer Walk into a Lab: Using Nanotech to Purify Water

Above: Paul Westerhoff is an Arizona State University Regents’ Professor in the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, where he is the vice dean for research and innovation. He is also deputy director of one of the National Science Foundation’s prestigious Engineering Research Centers, the Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment. Photographer: Jessica Hochreiter/ASU

Paul Westerhoff leads cutting-edge research aimed at producing technological advances to help bring clean and plentiful water to communities in the U.S. and throughout the world. He’s featured on a special World Water Day podcast released recently by the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office describing how he and his colleagues are employing nanotechnology to develop portable, off-grid water treatment systems that can be used in rural communities or deployed to disaster areas.


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Joe Kullman

Before coming to ASU in 2006 as the first senior media relations officer for the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Joe had worked as a reporter, writer and editor for newspapers and magazines dating back to the dawn of the age of the personal computer. He began his career while earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in philosophy from Kent State University in Ohio. Media Contact: | (480) 965-8122 | Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Communications

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