RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC — The RTI University Scholars Program supports highly talented academics who take scholarly leave from their home institutions to collaborate with RTI International researchers. The 2017-2018 class of RTI University Scholars includes researchers from Duke University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The five scholars who will spend up to one academic year at RTI working on strategic research projects are James Levis, Ph.D. (NC State); Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson, Ph.D. (UNC-Chapel Hill); Clara Muschkin, Ph.D. (Duke); Michael Relf, Ph.D. (Duke); and Yang Zhang, Ph.D. (NC State).
The Scholars represent a variety of specialties and will work with RTI researchers. NC State scholars and their projects are:
- Levis, a research assistant professor at NC State, will join RTI’s Keith Weitz and Khara Grieger, Ph.D., to develop a real-time Life-Cycle Assessment tool to provide decision-support for sustainable development of products, processes, and systems.
- Zhang, a professor in the department of marine, earth, and atmospheric sciences, will work with RTI’s Prakash Doraiswamy, Ph.D., and Seung-Hyun Cho, Ph.D., looking at the economic cost of air pollution.