Barbara Villarosa | April 29, 2020
Alexander W. Dowling, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has received a 2020 National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, the highest honor given by the U.S. government to young faculty members in engineering and science.
Dowling uses mathematical modeling, computational optimization and data analytics to better integrate and design complex engineered systems. He specializes in environmentally focused and sustainable energy applications, such as carbon capture, hydrofluorocarbon and lithium-ion battery recycling, desalination and water treatment, and the responsible use of shale gas resources.
Dowling’s CAREER project, “Uncertainty Quantification and Optimization with Hybrid Models for Molecular-to-Systems Engineering,” aims to develop a new Bayesian hybrid modeling strategy needed to design and analyze complex systems across molecular to infrastructure scales. The new algorithms he creates will fuse knowledge-based mathematical and data-driven machine learning models to address the uncertainties that limit the accuracy of current multiscale modeling platforms.
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