Research Assistant Professor
North Carolina State University
Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Area(s) of Expertise
Harness the path for a successful cost-competitive, high-performance biofuels, bioproduct and biopower industry in the US while also meeting current and future demands for food, feed, fiber, and timber. I apply geospatial analytics models and optimization algorithms to solve large-scale problems that arise in the areas of transportation, logistics, renewable energy and agricultural systems. My interests lie in leveraging operations research approaches constrained by the geographical location of biomass feedstock, inherent biomass composition and decomposition properties, resource allocation limitations, and environmental impacts of harvesting agricultural residues and/or establishing energy crops.