NEWT is applying nanotechnology to develop transformative and off-grid water treatment systems that both protect human lives and support sustainable economic development.



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NEWT is an interdisciplinary, multi-institution nanosystems-engineering research center (headquartered at Rice University) whose goal is to facilitate access to clean water almost anywhere in the world by developing efficient modular water treatment systems that are easy to deploy, and that can tap unconventional sources to provide humanitarian water or emergency response. NEWT also develops systems to treat and reuse challenging industrial wastewaters in remote locations, such as oil and gas fields to help energy production be more sustainable and more cost-efficient in regards to its water footprint.

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August 7 & 13 , 2020

Our NEWT Faculty: 7-Aug-20 Dr. Paul Westerhoff of Arizona State University presents "Modeling influence of upstream wastewater discharges on drinking water facilities" and then on 13-Aug-20: Dr. Menachem Elimelech of Yale University will present WESTalks is a collaborative initiative by IC-IMPACTS Student Engagement Committee (SEC) and the University of British Columbia’s Future Waters, and is being hosted jointly by students at UBC and McGill University. The combined network includes over 1000 research students and faculty members, working in water research across the globe.  Free Registration Link Here

All NEWT students must turn in this form each year to participate. Contact if you need a form (requires faculty advisor's signature also). Click on the title for the link to upload your form. 

Read all about the projects that our Community College student interns are working on at ASU, UTEP and Rice.

Check out what our NEWT Teachers are doing this summer in our labs! 

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NEWT is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) award #EEC-1449500
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