Statler faculty study a range of problems and innovate solutions that serve the community and industry. These case studies present a showcase of some of the exciting research ranging from space weather forecasting to allowing scientists to visualize large amounts of data almost 20 terabytes in 3D. Statler’s research solves real world problems such as methane sensors to prevent methane built up in coal mines or a green biofilter to serve as a facepiece respirator. One system uses a three-piece invention consisting of filler modules (wedge-like parts) that allow buildings and bridges to resist heavier loads. The inspiration to create new systems and processes comes from the problems facing the researcher.