Industry Members

Win-Win Collaborations. Transformational Research.

Mutually beneficial collaborations and groundbreaking research are at the heart of NEWT’s Industrial Membership Program. Our goal is to leverage ‘Win-Win’ academic/industrial collaborations to address the most pressing challenges seen in the fields of drinking and industrial wastewater treatment.


In partnership with Industrial Members, NEWT will enable access to suitable water almost anywhere in the world by developing next-generation high-performance, easy-to-deploy, nanotechnology-based drinking water and industrial wastewater treatment systems. NEWT’s technologies will safely exploit the unique properties of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) to treat water using fewer chemicals, less electricity and smaller reactors than current technologies, and will enable re-use or regeneration of ENMs to decrease treatment costs.

NEWT and its partners are impacting a fundamental necessity for life: water, a critical resource for economic and social development as well as energy production. Through its fundamental, transformative research and innovative educational programs, NEWT is also playing a significant role in teaching the next-generation workforce to be creative, versatile leaders in the burgeoning industry of sustainable technologies for water treatment.

Member Impact

  • As part of NEWT’s Industrial/Practitioner Advisory Board, meet with faculty, students and center leadership during semi‐annual on-campus board meetings that include collaboration and research review sessions 
  • Provide advice and feedback on research proposals submitted annually by center research teams  
  • Provide feedback on progress and direction of strategic center initiatives 
  • Assist with annual center Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SWOT) analyses

Member Benefits

  • Industrial/Practitioner Advisory Board participation 
  • Early access to NEWT research products such as reports, papers, and intellectual property disclosures 
  • Access to facilities and instrumentation utilized in NEWT research, subject to any requirements of the applicable NEWT academic institution 
  • On-location short courses that may be provided by researchers per mutual agreement between the researchers and members 
  • Access to a NEWT Center knowledge base of research advances
  • Opportunities to sponsor targeted NEWT/Member research projects at a reduced overhead rate
  • Opportunities to commercialize NEWT intellectual property

International Universities & Foreign Partners
Desalination Research Center – Cairo, Egypt
Fundación Cántaro Azul – San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey  (Monterrey Tech) – Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico 
Universidad de Las Américas Puebla (UDLAP) – Cholula, Puebla, Mexico 
University of South Africa Johannesburg South Africa
University of Stellenbosch South Africa
Nanjing University – Gulou, China

Eric Willman, Executive Director

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