Earth and Sustainability
The world is facing enormous challenges. A changing climate threatens living conditions and biodiversity. The growing population and a rapidly increasing demand for water, energy and other resources require innovative solutions for efficient use of these resources and for more sustainable production processes.
In the focus area Earth and Sustainability, experts in geosciences, hydrology, meteorology, nanosciences and environmental sciences address these great challenges on the basis of a multidisciplinary approach. On the one hand, our research is directed at discovering more in detail how life on earth, the oceans, ice caps and the physical earth interact and respond to changing external circumstances. On the other hand, we intend to develop long-term innovative solutions for a sustainable world through fundamental research in, for instance, the nanosciences. In this respect we aim at developing and implementing new technologies for sustainable energy production and new functional materials that can give rise to innovative production processes.
The coordinators of this research focus area are:
Prof. Dr. A. (Andries) Meijerink
T + 31 30 253 22 02
Dr. B.R. Leeflang
T + 31 30 253 49 80