Karambelas to study at International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria

March 25, 2015

Alex Karambelas, an Environment and Resources doctoral student, completed her qualifying exams in the program in March, producing a 57-page analysis of air pollution science and policy from Wisconsin to Utah to Tehran to India. 

This summer, Karambelas will spend three months in the prestigious Young Scientist Summer Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) near Vienna, Austria. She will use computer models of air quality to examine the interaction of rural and urban air pollution sources across South Asia. 

IIASA uses advanced systems analysis to conduct policy-oriented research into the most pressing areas of global change – energy and climate change, food and water, poverty and equity – and their main drivers.

Karambelas is advised by Tracey Holloway, a professor of environmental studies in the Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and Global Environment (SAGE) who also holds appointments in civil and environmental engineering and atmospheric and oceanic sciences. A number of SAGE faculty studied at IIASA as students, including Holloway, Annemarie Schneider and Greg Nemet, as well as several alumni; most recently, Erica Bickford and Vijay Limaye.