Science themes were developed in 2006 to help EMSL define and direct the research investments and establish a portfolio of user projects to accelerate scientific innovation and discovery. They evolved over the years, but in 2012 focused on four primary science areas of interest. Prior to FY2018, EMSL's annual call for proposals solicited proposals on specific topics within these science themes, and publications and projects on our web pages may be associated with one or more of these themes.
- Atmospheric Aerosol Systems
- Biosystem Dynamics and Design
- Molecular Transformations
- Terrestrial and Subsurface Ecosystems