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Featured experts

ASU faculty whose expertise aligns with today’s headlines.
Lindy Elkins-Tanton leads a top-ranked NASA discovery program, managing director and co-chair of the ASU Interplanetary Initiative and Principal Investigator of the Psyche mission. Elkins-Tanton is an expert in space exploration, planetary sciences and planetary geology.
Hitendra Chaturvedi is a professor of practice at the W. P. Carey School of Business. Chaturvedi is an expert in supply chain management, entrepreneurship and venture capital.
Joanne Cacciatore is an expert in community development, traumatic grief, psychology and mental health. Cacciatore is an associate professor at the School of Social Work.
Lee McPheters is a Research Professor of Economics at the W. P. Carey School of Business. McPheters specializes in producing economic forecasts for the western states, executive compensation, monetary policy, international business cycles, and issues in law and economics.
Jennifer Vanos is an assistant professor in the School of Sustainability in the College of Global Futures. Vanos is an expert in extreme heat and air pollution and related health impacts on vulnerable populations, such as children and athletes.
Grant McFadden is the director for Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines and Virotherapy. He is exploring how poxvirus can suppress the immune system of their host, as well as improving stem cell blood transfusion.
Swapna Reddy is an expert in U.S. health care policy and law, and health equity. Reddy is a clinical associate professor in the ASU College of Health Solutions.
Randy Cerveny is a meteorologist specializing in data analytics for extreme weather events. Cerveny is a President’s professor of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning.
Samuel Ariaratnam is a professor at the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment. He is an expert in infrastructure management and rehabilitation, construction and urban infrastructure renewal.
Sarah Porter is the director of the Kyl Center for Water Policy. Porter is an expert in natural resources, water policy and sustainability.
Klaus Lackner is an expert in carbon footprinting, innovative energy and infrastructure systems and environmental policy. Lackner is the director of the Center for Negative Carbon Emissions and a professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment.
Dave White is a professor and deputy director of the Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation. He is an expert in sustainability, environmental policy and climate change.

ASU in the media

The Associated Press

Nobel laureate and physicist Wilczek wins Templeton Prize


74-year-old military veteran earns master's degree

Los Angeles Times

Q&A: Talking God, science and religion with theoretical physicist Frank Wilczek

Popular Mechanics

The surprisingly complicated physics of carrying a cup of coffee — without spilling

The Arizona Republic

Arizona scientists have mapped 100,000 coronavirus genomes, but say the work isn't done

Featured videos

Star student Kiera Charley on family, culture: Arizona State University (ASU)

Kiera Charley is a Flinn Scholar and student in Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration. This past year, we’ve followed her journey as the 16-year-old transitioned to university life from her life on the Navajo reservation.

New Economy Initiative: Science and Technology Centers: Arizona State University (ASU)

Zach Holman is an associate professor in ASU's School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, as well as the director of faculty entrepreneurship within the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. He is an advocate for ASU’s science and technology centers.

President Michael Crow and NEI: Arizona State University (ASU)

Arizona State University President Michael Crow discusses the importance of the New Economy Initiative for Arizona.

ASU New Economy Initiative: Arizona State University (ASU)

As technology changes the kinds of products we purchase and how we work, exciting new jobs and opportunities for businesses are being created.

Uncovering ASU's first female Black graduate: Arizona State University (ASU)

How do you solve a mystery and correct an error at the same time? Michele Neptune McHenry and her husband, Joseph McHenry, asked University Archivist Shannon Walker to help them find out if their relative, Estella McHenry, was actually the first Black graduate from Arizona State University.

Quick facts

ASU is No. 1 in the US for innovation

For the sixth straight year, U.S. News & World Report ranks ASU No. 1 on its “Most Innovative Schools” list, ahead of Stanford and MIT. ASU again topped the list based on a survey of peers: College presidents, provosts and admissions deans around the country nominated up to 10 colleges or universities that are making the most innovative improvements.

Top 1 percent of world's most prestigious universities

ASU is in the top 1 percent of the world's most prestigious universities as ranked by Times Higher Education in the only global performance tables that measure research-intensive universities across core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

A top producer of the world's elite scholars

ASU, Harvard, Stanford and the University of Chicago are the only four institutions in the nation with elite Rhodes, Marshall and Churchill scholarship winners. ASU’s six faculty and 15 student Fulbright scholars in the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program are yet another testament to the breadth and excellence of the university’s programs.

Among best graduate schools in the US

ASU graduate programs place among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2018 “Best Graduate Schools” rankings. Twenty-one graduate programs are top 10 in the country, ranking among the best schools for law, education, business, public affairs, fine arts and others.