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Design Thinking for Food

Design thinking is a graduate-level class offered through the Department of Food Science and Technology that brings students from across campus together to learn and apply the tools of both design thinking and food studies toward addressing high impact food system challenges.
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Food Systems and Sustainability Lab

We are a group of researchers looking at how to make our agriculture and food systems more just and sustainable. We study the ways that political, economic and social structures influence the resiliency and fairness of our food systems throughout the value chain from production to consumption.
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The Future Mobility Lab

Welcome to The Future Mobility Lab website! Our lab, founded by Professor Francis Assadian, studies modeling, simulation, and control of dynamic systems. Some of our focuses are: bond graph and multibody dynamic models of ground vehicle dynamics, global chassis control systems, alternative powertrain technologies, energy optimization, optimal control, and robust control.