Our student Udayan Singh participated in the 2nd International Conference on Energy Research and Social Science, organized by Elsevier at the Arizona State University during May 28-31, 2019. He presented his work on reframing environmental life-cycle assessments with feedback of social perspectives. He was also invited to chair a session on Energy Futures and Transitions. Udayan’s visit was generously supported by a competitive support grant awarded by the conference organizing committee and made possible by the support of the Energy Impacts Research Coordination Network and the Sloan Foundation.
UVA’s Environmental Resilience Institute has awarded us a seed grant for Assessing Cost-effectiveness of Resilient Energy Systems (ACRES) within the United States. This will allow us to renew our collaboration with Prof. Mark White, and also build new partnerships with Prof. Bill Epling (ChE Chair) and Drs. Sha Yu and Gokul Iyer, scientists of a highly influential integrated assessment modeling group at JGCRI. The project builds on the modeling work of PhD Student Udayan Singh. Stay tuned for updates!
A review paper on attenuation, transport, and management of estrogens has been co-authored by Kassandra Grimes and Prof. Colosi-Peterson in Chemosphere. The review gives important strategies to counter estrogenicity in the environment.
Jasmin Melara presented a poster entitled “Can oceanic bioenergy crops deliver sustainable carbon mitigation? Insights from a spatially explicit environmental life-cycle assessment” in the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage. This event was held at Les Diablerets, Switzerland during May 5-10, 2019 and Jasmin received financial support from the organizers for attending and presenting at this event. Congratulations!
Prof. Colosi-Peterson has been awarded the 2019 Civil Engineering Teaching Award “in recognition of outstanding teaching accomplishments and dedicated commitment to students”. This is the second time she has received this award after 2010 and marks the end to an extraordinarily productive semester for this group under her dynamic leadership.