Department News https://ce.berkeley.edu/ en Eliminating Traffic Jams with Self-Driving Cars https://ce.berkeley.edu/node/2537 <span>Eliminating Traffic Jams with Self-Driving Cars</span> <span><span lang="" about="https://ce.berkeley.edu/user/265" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">pong</span></span> <span>Mon, 03/15/2021 - 10:56</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-featured-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">News Featured Image</div> <div class="field--item"> <img src="https://ce.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/styles/news_featured_image_500_333_/public/news/Capture.JPG?h=54df5141&itok=OyAEmq-_" width="500" height="333" alt="Professor Bayen's team leverages artificial intelligence to solve roadway congestion." typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Body</div> <div class="field--item"><p> </p> <p>Professor Alex Bayen, Director of UC Berkeley's <a href="https://its.berkeley.edu/" target="_blank">Institute of Transportation Studies</a>, is featured in <a href="https://fortune.com/videos/watch/Using-AI-to-eliminate-traffic-jams/5bec81f7-c6c7-4739-88c7-7b1bcfe96c8f?activePlaylistName=The%20A.I.%20Minute" target="_blank">Fortune On Demand</a> and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMRziLak2Zo" target="_blank">PBS Terra</a> on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to eliminate traffic jams. </p> <p>Phantom traffic jams, or stop-and-go traffic, are inefficient and dangerous. Fortunately, self-driving vehicles can reduce and improve traffic jams by guiding human-controlled vehicles on the road. For traffic to flow smoothly, drivers must maintain a consistent speed and distance from other vehicles. However, humans tend to speed up to meet the car in front of them, causing phantom traffic jams. Bayen believes that automated and human-controlled vehicles could work collectively to smooth traffic flow. </p> <p>In a recent study, when an automated car led human-controlled vehicles, stop-and-go traffic was eliminated and gas usage was reduced by 42%. Bayen's team has also simulated traffic using models on loops, ramps and figure-eight courses, with automated cars improving flow among human-controlled vehicles.</p> <p>How close are we to seeing the positive impact of self-driving technology on our roadways? Most companies have installed technology in new cars that could allow for the rapid implementation of AI, allowing automated cars to communicate with other AI vehicles and even the roadway. However, a main challenge is in establishing communication between vehicles, and coordinating efforts among legislators, researchers, and companies.</p></div> </div> Mon, 15 Mar 2021 16:56:11 +0000 pong 2537 at https://ce.berkeley.edu SimCenter Leverages Citizen-Science in Zooniverse Launch https://ce.berkeley.edu/node/2536 <span>SimCenter Leverages Citizen-Science in Zooniverse Launch</span> <span><span lang="" about="https://ce.berkeley.edu/user/265" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">pong</span></span> <span>Mon, 03/15/2021 - 10:49</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-featured-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">News Featured Image</div> <div class="field--item"> <img src="https://ce.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/styles/news_featured_image_500_333_/public/news/annotated%20%281%29.png?h=9df236a9&itok=xE9bjZNi" width="500" height="333" alt="Building Detective for Disaster Preparedness, a crowd-sourced project, helps engineers and decision makers to better understand the consequences of natural hazards on risk-prone regions." typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Body</div> <div class="field--item"><p> </p> <p dir="ltr">The NSF-funded <a href="https://simcenter.designsafe-ci.org/" target="_blank"> NHERI SimCenter</a>, headquartered at UC Berkeley and led by PI Sanjay Govindjee, launched a project on Zooniverse, a crowd-sourcing website that leverages volunteer efforts of the general public to contribute to research projects. The Zooniverse project, “<a href="https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/simcenter/building-detective-for-disaster-preparedness" target="_blank">Building Detective for Disaster Preparedness</a>,” is led by Dr. Charles Wang, a SimCenter post-doctoral researcher; its goal is to collect annotations of street-view images for use in regional natural hazards simulations -- hurricanes, tsunamis, and earthquakes.  The annotated images will be used to train the SimCenter research tool, Building Recognition Using Artificial Intelligence at Large Scale (<a href="https://simcenter.designsafe-ci.org/research-tools/brails/" target="_blank">BRAILS</a>), which utilizes advanced artificial intelligence methods to enhance building inventory databases used in SimCenter’s natural hazards regional analysis tools. The overarching aim of these tools is to provide decision makers with accurate predictions of regional response to catastrophic events.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Zooniverse annotation process is simple and intuitive. A short tutorial can be viewed to better understand tasks, and a field guide provides annotation examples. A few moments of your time will have an impact in improving computational simulation so that engineers and decision makers can better understand the consequences of natural hazards on risk-prone regions.</p></div> </div> Mon, 15 Mar 2021 16:49:23 +0000 pong 2536 at https://ce.berkeley.edu Jack Moehle Presents 2021 Fazlur R. Khan Distinguished Lecture https://ce.berkeley.edu/node/2535 <span>Jack Moehle Presents 2021 Fazlur R. Khan Distinguished Lecture</span> <span><span lang="" about="https://ce.berkeley.edu/user/265" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">pong</span></span> <span>Mon, 03/15/2021 - 10:21</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-featured-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">News Featured Image</div> <div class="field--item"> <img src="https://ce.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/styles/news_featured_image_500_333_/public/news/moehle_lehigh.jpg?itok=DCFyu_l1" width="500" height="333" alt="Professor Jack Moehle was selected to present at the 2021 Fazlur R. Khan Distinguished Lecture Series" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Body</div> <div class="field--item"><p> </p> <p>Dr. Fazlur Khan (1929-1982), structural engineering and pragmatic visionary, ushered in a renaissance in skyscraper construction during the second half of the 20th century. The progressive ideas that he brought forth for efficient high-rise construction in the 1960s and ‘70s were validated in his own work, notably his efficient designs for Chicago's 100-story John Hancock Center and 110-story Sears Tower (the tallest building in the United States since its completion in 1974). Lehigh University's <a href="https://www.lehigh.edu/~infrk/infrk.html">Fazlur R. Khan Distinguished Lecture Series</a>, co-sponsored by the Departments of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Art, Architecture & Design, honors Khan's legacy of excellence in structural engineering and architecture.</p> <p>Professor Jack Moehle was selected for this year's series, presenting "Performance-based Seismic Design of Tall Buildings" earlier this month. After the turn of the 21st century, there were no guidelines or accepted criteria for how to conduct and review a performance-based design, with the result that similar buildings were often designed to satisfy distinctly different criteria. In his talk, Moehle discussed the development of guidelines and building code provisions to improve uniformity in performance-based seismic design of tall buildings. He also documented a typical design application, and summarized results of over a decade of experience in tall building designs. </p></div> </div> Mon, 15 Mar 2021 16:21:38 +0000 pong 2535 at https://ce.berkeley.edu In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus David Jenkins https://ce.berkeley.edu/node/2534 <span>In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus David Jenkins</span> <span><span lang="" about="https://ce.berkeley.edu/user/265" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">pong</span></span> <span>Tue, 03/09/2021 - 16:53</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-featured-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">News Featured Image</div> <div class="field--item"> <img src="https://ce.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/styles/news_featured_image_500_333_/public/news/jenkins_Ada.jpg?itok=z4bFOx2z" width="500" height="333" alt="Professor Emeritus David Jenkins" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Body</div> <div class="field--item"><p> </p> <p>Professor Emeritus David Jenkins passed away on March 6, 2021. He was 85 years old.</p> <p>Professor Jenkins received his PhD in Public Health from King's College University (Durham) in 1960. He joined UC Berkeley in 1964 as an Assistant Professor, rising through the ranks to full professorship in 1975. He retired in 1999, and remained deeply committed to Campus and the Department throughout his career.</p> <p>Professor Jenkins's research focused on the chemistry and microbiology of wastewater, including contributions to wastewater treatment science and technology that brought him worldwide recognition.</p> <p>On Campus, he was recognized for his influential research, superb teaching and excellent service, winning the Berkeley Citation in 1999. Highlights include chairing the International Education Committee, where he played a prominent leadership role in the education abroad program during the late 1980s and early 1990s, and serving as the Vice Chair for Graduate Affairs.</p> <p>Professor Jenkins's achievements were also widely recognized beyond UC Berkeley. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2001, won the 1995 Gordon Maskew Fair Medal for outstanding contributions to environmental engineering education, and received the 1995 Water Pollution Control Federation's Outstanding Publication Award for an archival journal publication that has stood the test of time.</p> <p>Professor Jenkins was not only an accomplished scholar, but a vital link between the Department and our emeriti and alumni communities. Until his last days, he maintained strong connections to colleagues, documenting their stories and contributions to the engineering field. With immense sadness and admiration, we reflect on Professor Jenkins's life and all that he gave to his family, friends and beloved UC Berkeley community. </p></div> </div> Tue, 09 Mar 2021 23:53:44 +0000 pong 2534 at https://ce.berkeley.edu SlrpEV Electric Vehicle Chargers Now Available at UC Berkeley https://ce.berkeley.edu/node/2533 <span>SlrpEV Electric Vehicle Chargers Now Available at UC Berkeley</span> <span><span lang="" about="https://ce.berkeley.edu/user/265" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">pong</span></span> <span>Thu, 03/04/2021 - 16:36</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-featured-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">News Featured Image</div> <div class="field--item"> <img src="https://ce.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/styles/news_featured_image_500_333_/public/news/unnamed_1.jpg?h=3de43d7e&itok=dz4JvXMs" width="500" height="333" alt="SlrpEV Changes The Future of EV Charging" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Body</div> <div class="field--item"><p> </p> <p>UC Berkeley Professor, <a href="https://ce.berkeley.edu/people/faculty/moura" target="_blank">Scott Moura</a>, and the eCAL research team have partnered with Berkeley’s Department of Parking & Transportation to launch <a href="https://sites.google.com/berkeley.edu/slrpev" target="_blank">SlrpEV</a>: the next-generation of intelligent electric vehicle charging stations.<br /> <br /> <strong>Eight brand new SlrpEV chargers are now ready to use</strong> for all UC Berkeley parking permit holders. The chargers are located in the UC Berkeley <a href="https://goo.gl/maps/Rks6jhXYuxMYonBm8" target="_blank">Recreation & Sports Facility (RSF) parking garage</a> at 2301 Bancroft Way, at Ellsworth Street. It takes 30 seconds to <a href="http://tinyurl.com/slrpevaccess" target="_blank">Request Access Here</a>. Within a few business days you will receive an invitation to login and set up your account. Then you can begin charging on campus!<br /> <br /> <a href="https://sites.google.com/berkeley.edu/slrpev" target="_blank">SlrpEV</a> chargers use cutting-edge machine learning and behavioral economics models to understand, predict, and efficiently manage electric power and parking. Together we are building an EV charging service that incorporates the real-time nuances of your charging needs and pushes us toward a clean energy future.<br /> <br /> <strong>How much does charging cost? </strong>The price is randomized, as part of our research on user behavior and charging preferences. Details are found in the consent form when <a href="http://tinyurl.com/slrpevaccess" target="_blank">requesting access</a>. That said, the randomized SlrpEV prices are less than 1.50 USD/hour, which is the price at similar public EV chargers near campus.<br /> <br /> We welcome you to use SlrpEV, support UC Berkeley research, and enjoy clean and intelligent workplace charging!</p></div> </div> Thu, 04 Mar 2021 23:36:47 +0000 pong 2533 at https://ce.berkeley.edu SimCenter Releases Second Report on Natural Hazards Engineering https://ce.berkeley.edu/node/2532 <span>SimCenter Releases Second Report on Natural Hazards Engineering</span> <span><span lang="" about="https://ce.berkeley.edu/user/265" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">pong</span></span> <span>Thu, 02/25/2021 - 13:08</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-featured-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">News Featured Image</div> <div class="field--item"> <img src="https://ce.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/styles/news_featured_image_500_333_/public/news/SC_SOA-Ed2-cover_0.jpg?h=ff47c56f&itok=M4_ALNw-" width="500" height="333" alt="SimCenter provides next-generation computational modeling and simulation software tools, user support, and educational materials to the natural hazards engineering research community" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Body</div> <div class="field--item"><p> </p> <p>SimCenter’s <a href="https://simcenter.designsafe-ci.org/knowledge-hub/simcenter-reports/">second report on the "State of the Art in Computational Simulation for Natural Hazards Engineering"</a> provides an updated overview and review of the available methods, simulation approaches, and software tools for natural hazards engineering. This second edition reflects comments and suggestions provided by leading researchers, and it also includes new chapters on disaster recovery modeling and applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies. The report is the result of concerted effort by a large number of experts in the field of natural hazards engineering, and it is a valuable resource for researchers to incorporate into future research plans.</p> <p>The simulation methods discussed in this report are an essential component of the research required to address the three grand challenge areas and associated research questions outlined in the <a href="https://www.designsafe-ci.org/facilities/nco/science-plan/">NHERI Science Plan (2020)</a>. Chapters of the report are organized into five sequential parts including: (1) simulation methods to characterize the natural hazards; (2) response simulation of structural and geotechnical systems and localized wind and water flows; (3) quantifying the resulting damage and its effects on the performance of buildings, transportation systems, and utility infrastructure systems; (4) strategies and emerging tools to model recovery from natural disasters; and (5) the cross-cutting applications of uncertainty quantification methods and artificial intelligence to natural hazards engineering.</p> <p>In addition to summarizing the state of the art in the various topic areas, each chapter of the report identifies major research gaps and needs, with the intent that researchers will prepare research proposals to NSF and other agencies to advance the field by filling these gaps. Further, the report summarizes how tools being developed by the NHERI SimCenter help advance research in various areas of natural hazards engineering and allow the research community to leverage state-of-the-art simulation methods and high-performance computing resources. Readers are encouraged to contribute feedback regarding this report and the SimCenter simulation tool development through the online SimCenter Forum at <a href="http://simcenter-messageboard.designsafe-ci.org/smf/">http://simcenter-messageboard.designsafe-ci.org/smf/</a>. The <a href="https://simcenter.designsafe-ci.org/" target="_blank">NHERI SimCenter</a> is headquartered at UC Berkeley and led by Principal Investigator and co-director Sanjay Govindjee.</p></div> </div> Thu, 25 Feb 2021 20:08:26 +0000 pong 2532 at https://ce.berkeley.edu Scott Moura's Lab launches Online Fleet Electrification Tool https://ce.berkeley.edu/node/2531 <span>Scott Moura's Lab launches Online Fleet Electrification Tool</span> <span><span lang="" about="https://ce.berkeley.edu/user/265" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">pong</span></span> <span>Tue, 02/23/2021 - 11:46</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-featured-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">News Featured Image</div> <div class="field--item"> <img src="https://ce.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/styles/news_featured_image_500_333_/public/news/image.png?h=c0585ea7&itok=93DSm7bQ" width="500" height="333" alt="EVOPT Planner Lite (Beta) has launched!" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Body</div> <div class="field--item"><p> </p> <p>In a collaboration between <a href="https://ecal.berkeley.edu/" target="_blank">eCAL</a>, <a href="https://www.nrel.gov/" target="_blank">NREL</a>, <a href="https://www.lbl.gov/" target="_blank">Berkeley Lab</a>, and <a href="https://microgridlabs.com/" target="_blank">Microgrid Labs</a>, we are proud to announce the public release of <a href="https://myevopt.com/" target="_blank">EVOPT Planner Lite (Beta)</a>.</p> <p>EVOPT is a cloud-based tool for planning EV Fleets. It estimates total cost of ownership, emissions, energy, and more using physics-based vehicle models and convex optimization techniques developed in eCAL. The student researchers whose codes are directly underneath the hood include Soomin Woo, Tugba Ozturk, and Rohan Datta.</p> <p>The planner is currently being used to electrify bus fleets around the world, including transit agencies in Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, and Italy!</p> <p>A free trial version is available now, especially for education and exploration. </p> <p><a href="http://planner.ev-opt.com/login" target="_blank">https://myevopt.com</a></p></div> </div> Tue, 23 Feb 2021 18:46:29 +0000 pong 2531 at https://ce.berkeley.edu Envisioning Public Transportation and Travel in a Post-Pandemic World https://ce.berkeley.edu/node/2529 <span>Envisioning Public Transportation and Travel in a Post-Pandemic World</span> <span><span lang="" about="https://ce.berkeley.edu/user/265" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">pong</span></span> <span>Fri, 02/12/2021 - 12:32</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-featured-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">News Featured Image</div> <div class="field--item"> <img src="https://ce.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/styles/news_featured_image_500_333_/public/news/icon_500557090-f40e8176b26c80909e3a47c5bc9d0a9b71fa078f.jpg?h=e9891d9a&itok=MNfchc2c" width="500" height="333" alt="Professor Susan Shaheen is featured in Bay Curious's recent episode." typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Body</div> <div class="field--item"><p> </p> <p>COVID-19 has brought countless changes to how we live, many of which will remain after the pandemic is over. In the KQED Bay Curious episode "<a href="https://open.spotify.com/episode/1RLEWxDEobiXCpZdvyL7sz?si=fV-Vp_Y5QfeLCzlJo3cepQ&nd=1">How COVID Could Change the Bay Area For All of Us</a>," Professor Susan Shaheen shares insights on the future of public transportation as the world starts to re-emerge from the pandemic.</p> <p>According to Shaheen, the future of public transportation is uncertain, with many riders uneasy about shared spaces and crowding on vehicles. It will be key for agencies to communicate to the public how to stay safe while riding transit, including new protocols for entering and exiting vehicles, social distancing techniques, and expected wait times. Many agencies are exploring methods to increase safety on vehicles, like use of air purifying technologies, which will also be important to communicate to increase rider confidence. </p> <p>Over the long term, public transportation agencies will consider strategies to make transit more enjoyable in order to encourage the return of riders. Further, they will pursue partnerships with other transportation services like Lyft and bike sharing apps, to implement a seamless experience that allows commuters to plan a complete trip using coordinated services. Seamless payment, subsidies and fareless transit are other important factors that could encourage ridership.</p> <p>To predict traffic levels following the pandemic, Shaheen points to several noteworthy trends. Since the start of the pandemic, there has been an uptick in vehicle registration rates, due both to individuals' concerns with riding public transportation and cuts in service. It will be important for researchers to track data like times of travel, miles traveled, and demand for parking to determine how to adjust accordingly. Other transportation trends include the increased use of multiple modes of transportation, and the creation of "<a href="https://nacto.org/publication/streets-for-pandemic-response-recovery/emerging-street-strategies/slow-streets/">slow streets</a>" to encourage running, biking and non-vehicular travel. While not all changes from the pandemic have been positive, developments like more dedicated walking and express bus lanes have proved beneficial. According to Shaheen, the moment is ripe to lock in policies that formalize such investments, as more people experience and envision a new way to move through their communities. </p></div> </div> Fri, 12 Feb 2021 19:32:54 +0000 pong 2529 at https://ce.berkeley.edu Amy Pickering on Surface Transmission of COVID-19 https://ce.berkeley.edu/node/2521 <span>Amy Pickering on Surface Transmission of COVID-19</span> <span><span lang="" about="https://ce.berkeley.edu/user/265" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">pong</span></span> <span>Mon, 02/08/2021 - 12:59</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-featured-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">News Featured Image</div> <div class="field--item"> <img src="https://ce.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/styles/news_featured_image_500_333_/public/news/swabbing_IMG_5759_0.jpg?h=3665531d&itok=Ah6IW7VQ" width="500" height="333" alt="Pickering measured levels of the SARS-CoV-2 virus on high-touch surfaces to monitor infection levels in Somerville, Massachusetts." typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Body</div> <div class="field--item"><p> </p> <p>Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization advised people to disinfect surfaces as a key way to limit the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. More recently, researchers are finding that transmission through surfaces does not pose as great of a risk as initially thought. Instead, studies show that the majority of transmissions occur when individuals breathe air that contains spewed droplets from infected individuals.</p> <p>Professor Amy Pickering, with PhD students Abby Harvey and Julie Powers, has published a <a href="https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.estlett.0c00875">study</a> on the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission on surfaces in public places. Using environmental surveillance, Pickering's team took samples from 12 locations around Somerville, Massachusetts, between April and June 2020. It found the risk of infection from these surfaces to be 4 in 10,000, less than estimates for infection through aerosols, and lower than surface-transmission risk for influenza.</p> <p>In Pickering's study, the risk for contracting the coronavirus was low. However, identifying the virus on public high-touch surfaces provided a reasonable prediction of case trends in the community seven days later. For this reason, surface monitoring could be a useful tool at places like schools and bars, allowing them to quarantine before more visitors come into contact with and spread the virus.</p> <p>Still, Pickering argues that time and resources spent on disinfecting surfaces should be redirected to improving ventilation and air decontamination. “Fomite transmission is possible, but it just seems to be rare,” says Pickering. “A lot of things have to fall into place for that transmission to happen.” Therefore, Pickering advises households to prioritize reasonable hand hygiene, wearing masks and social distancing over disinfecting every surface.</p> <p> </p> <p>For more on Pickering's recent study: </p> <p><a href="https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.estlett.0c00875">Longitudinal Monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 RNA on High-Touch Surfaces in a Community Setting</a></p> <p><a href="https://cen.acs.org/biological-chemistry/infectious-disease/Surface-swabbing-helps-researchers-handle/99/i3">Chemical & Engineering News</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00251-4">Nature Journal</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p></div> </div> Mon, 08 Feb 2021 19:59:26 +0000 pong 2521 at https://ce.berkeley.edu Arpad Horvath Chairs Food-Energy-Water Nexus Conference https://ce.berkeley.edu/node/2520 <span>Arpad Horvath Chairs Food-Energy-Water Nexus Conference</span> <span><span lang="" about="https://ce.berkeley.edu/user/265" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">pong</span></span> <span>Wed, 02/03/2021 - 12:01</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-featured-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">News Featured Image</div> <div class="field--item"> <img src="https://ce.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/styles/news_featured_image_500_333_/public/news/arpadimage.jpg?itok=zp9IpQ7x" width="500" height="333" alt="The 2nd Food-Energy-Water Nexus Conference takes place online from February 10-12, 2021." typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Body</div> <div class="field--item"><p> </p> <p>Professor Arpad Horvath is chairing the <a href="https://www.aiche.org/ifs/conferences/food-energy-water-nexus/2021">2nd Food-Energy-Water Nexus Conference</a>, sponsored by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.</p> <p>The conference presentations address profound sustainability and technical issues surrounding food, energy, and water systems in their interactions, such as how we provide food, energy and water supplies in urban environments as population continues to increase, how we manage food-energy-water issues in arid regions, and how we harvest resources and energy from waste systems. Obstacles, solutions, and initiatives are the foci of this conference, and attendees will leave with new ideas, opportunities, and collaborators.  </p> <p>Professors Kara Nelson and Paolo D'Odorico are both keynote speakers of the conference.</p></div> </div> Wed, 03 Feb 2021 19:01:55 +0000 pong 2520 at https://ce.berkeley.edu