We have received significant, important external and internal grants to fund our research:

  • "Development of a California Geospatial Intermodal Freight Transport Model with Cargo Flow Analysis," California Air Resources Board and the University of Delaware, $84,699 (Recommended for funding - currently in final contract negotiations), May 2008 - April 2009.
  • "Intermodal Freight Transport in the Great Lakes: Development and Application of a Great Lakes Geographic Intermodal Freight Transport Model," Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute, $88,491, October 2007 - September 2008.
  • "Implications of Greenhouse Gas Policies on Material Flows: A Life Cycle Approach Integrating Engineering, Economics, and Policy," NSF Materials Use - Science, Engineering, and Society (MUSES) Grant, $1,899,997 , October 2006 - September 2011 (Plus a $6,000 Research Experience for Undergraduate supplement)
  • "Environmental Computing and Decision-Making Initiative," Seed funding from RIT First-In-Class, $32,500 in 2006-2007 plus $18,000 in 2007-2008.

We have additional proposals under review or in preparation, and we are in conversations with numerous mission-oriented government agencies and industrial partners.

The GIFT Project

The Geospatial Intermodal Freight Transport initiative - Using GIS technology to model and analyze the cost/benefits of multi-modal shipping.

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The MUSES Project

Implications of Greenhouse Gas Policies on Material Flows - A Life Cycle Approach to Integrating Engineering, Public Policy, and Market Behavior.

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