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Iowa State Hires Faculty Member in Global Energy Policy

Yu Wang has been named as an assistant professor of global energy policy at Iowa State University. The new position was the result of a collaboration between the Bioeconomy Institute (BEI) and Iowa State’s department of political science (see New Faculty Position to Focus on Global Energy Policy). The position is supported by Iowa State’s […]

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BEI Student Researches Biochar in Germany

Bernardo del Campo, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering at Iowa State University, is collaborating with a German team to better understand the benefits of biochar as a soil additive.  Specifically, the group is studying the ability of biochar to retain nitrates and yet make them available to plants. Biochar is made from the pyrolysis […]

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Opportunities | NSF CBET, Process and Reaction

Deadline:  October 30, 2014 The goal of the Process and Reaction Engineering (PRE) program is to advance fundamental engineering research on the rates and mechanisms of important classes of catalyzed and uncatalyzed chemical reactions as they relate to the design, production, and application of catalysts, chemical processes, biochemical processes, and specialized materials that have important impacts on […]

Opportunities | NSF CBET, Environmental Sustainability

Deadline:  October 30, 2014 The goal of the Environmental Sustainability program is to promote sustainable engineered systems that support human well-being and that are also compatible with sustaining natural (environmental) systems.  These systems provide ecological services vital for human survival.  Research efforts supported by the program typically consider long time horizons and may incorporate contributions from the […]

Opportunities | NSF CBET, Environmental Engineering

Deadline:  October 30, 2014 The goal of the Environmental Engineering program is to encourage transformative research which applies scientific and engineering principles to avoid or minimize solid, liquid, and gaseous discharges, resulting from human activity, in land, inland and coastal waters, and air, while promoting resource and energy conservation and recovery.  The program also fosters cutting-edge […]

NSF CBET, Energy for Sustainability

Deadline:  October 30, 2014 The goal of the Energy for Sustainability program is to support fundamental engineering research and education that will enable innovative processes for the sustainable production of electricity and transportation fuels. Processes for sustainable energy production must be environmentally benign, reduce greenhouse gas production, and utilize renewable resources. More information is available […]

Opportunities | NSF CBET, Catalysis and Biocatalysis

Deadline:  October 30, 2014 The goal of the Catalysis and Biocatalysis program is to drive innovation in the production of the myriad of goods and services that are derived from catalyst-driven reactions.  Research in this program encompasses a blend of fundamental, engineering research drivers that are interdisciplinary in nature.  Studies should focus on the catalysis of one […]

Opportunties | NSF CBET, Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering

Deadline:  October 30, 2014 The Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering (BBE) program supports fundamental engineering research that advances the understanding of cellular and biomolecular processes (in vivo, in vitro, and/or ex vivo) and eventually leads to the development of enabling technology for advanced manufacturing and/or applications in support of the biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, and bioenergy industries, or with applications in health […]

Opportunties | NSF CBET FY15 CAREER

NSF 14-062, Deadline:  July 22, 2014 The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide program that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission […]

BRT Graduate Fellows Program Expands for Fall 2014

One-year graduate fellowships for the fall of 2014, administered by the Bioeconomy Institute, have been awarded as part of the “Leading the Bioeconomy” Initiative. These competitive graduate fellowships were funded through an appropriation from the Iowa Legislature. This fall, nine fellows will be in the program, up from three in spring 2014. The Biorenewables Resources and […]

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