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Husker researchers have been leading the way in laser surface modification for more than a decade. Craig Zuhlke, associate professor of computer and electrical engineering, is co-director of the Center for Electro-Optics and Functionalized Surfaces (CEFS). Zuhlke and fellow researchers invented a first-of-its-kind laser in the United States to be used for a specialized method of surface modification called femtosecond laser surface processing.
Space agriculture is becoming a new frontier of research as scientists look to outer space as a potential home for humans. Dr. Santosh Pitla, associate professor of biological systems engineering, and Dr. Yufeng Ge, Eberhard Professor of Agriculture and professor of biological systems engineering, founded the Consortium of Space, Policy, Agriculture, Climate and Extreme Environment (SPACE2) to research ways to sustainably grow food on space stations, the moon, Mars and other celestial bodies that might eventually sustain legions of the human kind.