Biological Systems Engineering
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Rob Anex's research looks at the economic and environmental impacts of renewable products, such as biofuels and bio-based chemicals, on agricultural and industrial systems. Anex's group uses life cycle analysis (LCA) on both small and large scales to weigh the benefits and burdens of different biological processes, and pinpoint ways that they could be improved. He is part of a collaborative project that includes researchers from 11 institutions in 9 states all working to estimate the carbon, nitrogen, and water footprints of corn production in the Midwest.
- Biological systems analysis and assessment
- Life cycle assessment
- Techno-economic analysis