At the NEWT Engineering Research Center, we use nanotechnology to develop water treatment systems
Our goal is to protect human lives and support sustainable economic development with our technology.
Our hope is that these systems can tap unconventional sources to provide water for humanitarian needs and emergency response.
We’re an interdisciplinary nanosystems engineering research center.
What does NEWT stand for?
Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment.
Our headquarters are at
Rice University, but our center
includes Arizona State University,
University of Texas at El Paso and
Watch our welcome video with founder, Dr. Pedro Alvarez
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