Creating Transformative Technologies
Faculty in the Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering department are at the forefront of entrepreneurship and research that impacts industry and the world. As a leader in water treatment, Dr. Xiaoguang Meng exemplifies this enterprising spirit. Dr. Meng developed a faucet-mounted nanocrystalline titanium oxide filter that removes lead and other harmful heavy metals from water. The technology was marketed by Hydroglobe, Inc., a company founded by Stevens in 2000 and acquired in 2004 by Graver Technologies, and the filter is now available at major outlets such as Target and Walmart.
By creating an environment that recognizes and rewards innovation and promotes intellectual property, the Schaefer School of Engineering and Science leverages key faculty and student talent to encourage technological innovation. The school fosters an educational environment where undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and industry jointly nurture new technologies from concept to marketplace realization.
Learn more about the many programs and initiatives at Stevens that encourage innovation and entrepreneurship: