NSF FEWS Nexus Workshop: Transformative food technologies to enhance sustainability at the FEW Nexus

NSF Food, Energy, and Water (FEW) Nexus Workshop: A multi-disciplinary workshop sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Georgia Tech, the Ohio State University and industry partners. Call for Applications.

Seeking workshop applications from science and technology experts in:

  • Food sanitation
  • Waste reduction
  • Multi-scale process modeling and design
  • Socioeconomic behavioral analysis to mitigate barriers to technology adoption

Date: February 22-24, 2016

Location: Nebraska Innovation Campus at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Applying for the Workshop:
Space for the workshop is limited to 50 participants. To apply for one of these spots, submit a single document containing a two-page NSF biosketch of the lead PI and a one-page position paper addressing one or more of the topics listed below:

  • Novel sanitation technologies that can make a transformational change in the food industry (similar to how cleaning-in-place technologies transformed the food industry five decades ago).
  • Innovative waste reduction technologies that improve efficiency in resource utilization and produce value-added products and/or changes in upstream and downstream processes that are required to make transformational changes at the FEW nexus.
  • Multi-scale process modeling efforts that can be used to design green processes and products throughout the food processing spectrum.
  • Mitigating socioeconomic and behavioral challenges in adopting new technologies.

Applications must be submitted by January 21, 2016. Click here to submit your application and to learn more about the workshop. All concept papers will be screened and invitations to participate will be sent by January 25th, 2016. This workshop is supported by National Science Foundation award 1619918. For more information, please contact the workshop chair: Dr. Jeyamkondan Subbiah,