About us

The IDEAS Center aims and works to create dynamic as well as strategic project-specific research collaborations among faculty and staff at UNC Charlotte, other institutions, regional/local agencies, and the private sector in the following thematic areas.

  1. The IDEAS Center aims and works to create dynamic as well as strategic project-specific research collaborations among faculty and staff at UNC Charlotte, other institutions, regional/local agencies, and the private sector in the following thematic areas.

  2. Materials and Science for Sustainable Infrastructure

  3. Environment and Water Quality / Treatment

The IDEAS Center is committed to integrating its work with undergraduate and graduate education programs so that UNC Charlotte’s graduates understand the challenges and can contribute to 21st-century solutions and advances. Through its efforts, the Center supports the vision, mission, and values of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), the William States Lee College of Engineering (COE), and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC-Charlotte). The following are the mission and goals/focus of the IDEAS Center.