Christina Bloebaum | NSF INFEWS

Investigator:

Christina Bloebaum (Principal Investigator)
James Oliver, J.W. Clark Wolf, Ali Abbas, Amy Kaleita
(Co-Principal Investigators)

Sponsor:

NSF – INFEWS

Award Title: 

Cyber-Based Decision Support Strategies to Achieve Consensus for FEW System Sustainability using Incentive and Policy Structures

Award Amount:

$2.4 Million Continuous

Award Period Date:

October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2022

 

Status:

Ongoing

Summary:

Iowa State University researchers have received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to analyze food, energy and water (FEW) interdependencies and create a simulator that will assist in better decision making with FEW systems.

Led by Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Interim Department Chair, Christina Bloebaum, researchers will examine how decisions made by individual stakeholders within the FEW system can have an impact on everything else in the system. Further, the team will investigate how incentive and policy structures can be developed to achieve balance across stakeholders to avoid unintended consequences.

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Positions Available

Three Ph.D. positions, Engineering Mechanics program in mechanics and materials, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Valery Levitas group

Three positions available to perform work on federally funded projects on modeling stress-induced phase transformations, plasticity, and their interactions at nano-, micro-, and macroscales. For more information and how to apply, click here.

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