GWRI fosters multidisciplinary approaches in research, development, education, and policy making and includes students and faculty from:
- College of Engineering
- College of Science and Mathematics
- College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences
- Orfaela College of Business
GWRI offers a variety of educational initiatives, certification programs, professional courses and workshops to help students and industry professionals to better understand and develop viable waste management practices.
GWRI activities include:
- Investigation of behavior of wastes and byproducts through theoretical analysis, experimental testing, and numerical modeling.
- Development of methodologies for management of specialized waste streams (e-wastes, scrap tires, agricultural, military, and high moisture content wastes).
- Technology development for wastes and byproducts from emerging industries (e.g., biotechnology, nanotechnology, alternative energy).
- Investigation of multiphase mobility of wastes and byproducts in the environment.
- Development of containment, treatment, and reuse strategies.
- Development and dissemination of theories, processes, and products for management of wastes and byproducts.
- Marketing of innovative and economically viable technologies.
- Investigation of socio/economic implications of management strategies.
- Establishing policy for sustainable management of wastes and byproducts.
- Development of course programs and degree alternatives for students and workshops, short courses, and training modules for practitioners, regulators, and academicians.