Details on RENEW interdisciplinary focus or thrust areas within the broad positioning of Energy, Environment and Water are provided here.  The focus areas were selected via a year-long strategic planing process involving ~ 100 faculty and are based on existing faculty strengths, UB facilities, the possibility to make a transformative impact and for UB to attain a leadership position.  Information on going research by our faculty and the selected projects we've invested seed funding in is also provided here.