Continual Innovation

Imagine...Continual Innovation

Innovation is exciting—and necessary. In ACES we focus on innovation not for its own sake, but to affect the way we live and work. Using science to stretch the frontiers of knowledge, we create new technologies, develop new processes, and change paradigms across a range of disciplines—food and agricultural systems, natural resources and the environment, human activities and health, energy and biological systems, and more. Research findings often lead to applications that were never anticipated, in areas that create entirely new opportunities.

ACES scientists merge expertise from multiple specialties to master problems in novel and multifaceted ways like combining pioneering biology with engineering principles to apply nanotechnology to animal and crop production.

Imagination breeds innovation in ACES, ranging from engineering and technology to biological and environmental systems, to natural and managed processes. We are advancing society’s pathways to progress as new ideas continually come to life in ACES.

Other Features

Highlighted Research

Dr. Paul Davidson
Water resources and water quality
Dr. Paul Davidson
According to the World Health Organization, 88% of diarrheal disease is attributed to unsafe water supply, inadequate sanitation, and hygiene. In addition, it is estimated that 1.8 million people die every year from diarrheal diseases worldwide, 90% of whom are children under the age of five. Dr. Davidson's research aims to improve our foundational understanding of the transport processes of nonpoint biological and chemical contaminants and apply solutions that are effective, efficient, sustainable, and feasible. By reducing, or eliminating, contaminants before reaching major water resources, overall exposure and environmental impact will be minimized.


Dr. Walter Hurley

Covering topics related to lactation biology is only part of the course curriculum for ANSC 438. While teaching students about mammary development, lactogenesis, and lactation, Dr. Walter Hurley urges them to expand their communication skills as they learn.

“I have two goals,” Dr. Hurley says. “One is that students learn something about lactation. The other relates to giving them