The Center for Geopolymer Research and Applications (CeGRA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign creates new geopolymers and geopolymer processing techniques. It also develops new ways to use this emerging class of inorganic polymers of alumino-silicates in fields like:
Water purification using geopolymer derived nano-zeolites
The Geotechnics Research Lab (GeoReL) is a newly developed facility at University of Illinois that focuses on research to solve problems and advance expertise on heat transfer related geotechnical engineering issues especially on renewable energy resources and climate change in cold regions.
This event was free, open to the public, and included researchers from around the world speaking on geothermal and groundwater resources such as the water-energy nexus for renewable energy applications and energy resilience for campus, agriculture, military, and more.