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UT-led NSF Food, Energy, and Water (FEW) research addresses urban sustainability

With funding from a recent National Science Foundation grant, project leader Jie (Joe) Zhuang, a professor of environmental soil science in the UT Institute of Agriculture, and Tom Gill, director of the UT Smith Center for International Sustainable Agriculture, are partnering with Frank Löffler, UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair professor and director of UT Center for Environmental Biotechnology (CEB); Mingzhou Jin, a professor in the Tickle College of Engineering and director of UT Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment (ISSE); Wendy Tate, a William J. Taylor professor in the Haslam College of Business; and Gary Sayler, emeritus distinguished professor at UT Knoxville, to build a comprehensive global database and network of food, energy, and water (FEW)-focused research. Their work will enable leaders of FEW-based research to think more broadly, inspiring outreach, engagement and multinational transdisciplinary efforts to enhance local and global urban sustainability. Click HERE for the full story.