Five faculty receive Water for Food Global Institute grants to assist graduate student research

Five faculty receive Water for Food Global Institute grants to assist graduate student research

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Five Nebraska Engineering faculty have received Robert B. Daugherty Water For Food Global Institute grants to support undergraduate students and their research.
Five Nebraska Engineering faculty have received Robert B. Daugherty Water For Food Global Institute grants to support undergraduate students and their research.

College of Engineering faculty have been awarded five of the 11 grants to University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty that will provide assistantships to graduate students doing research that contributes to global water and food security.

The five Nebraska Engineering faculty who received the grants and their research are:

  • Yufeng Ge, assistant professor of biological systems engineering, for the project: "Integrated Crop and Soil Water Sensor Network to Assist UAS and Soil Water Simulation Modeling in Variable Rate Irrigation." Graduate student: To be recruited.
  • James Goedert, professor of construction engineering, The Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction, for the project: "Growing Haiti." Ph.D. student: To be recruited.
  • Xu Li, associate professor of civil engineering, for the project: "Determination of Setback Distance Requirements for Reducing Contaminants in Agricultural Runoff Following the Land Application of Swine Manure Slurry." Graduate student: Maria Cecilia Hall, civil engineering.
  • Yusong Li, associate professor of civil engineering, for the project: "Influence of Climate and Agricultural Clustering on Groundwater Contamination by Trace Organics." Ph.D. student: Chuyang Liu, civil engineering.
  • Adam Liska, associate professor of biological systems engineering and George Dempster Smith Chair of Industrial Ecology,for the project: "Livestock Thermodynamics & Agricultural Energy Productivity Gaps in Sub-Saharan Africa." Graduate student: Calvin Harman, biological systems engineering. (See video)