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The following graduate students in SFR/IELCASS Research Group have been successful in securing small competitive grants to support their participation in conferences, symposia, training and summer school on life cycle assessment, industrial ecology and sustainability assessment both nationally and internationally.
1. Yosef Manik, an incoming (Fall 2010) Fulbright PhD student/scholar from Indonesia, has been awarded recently a European Union (EU)/ Marie-Curie grant to support his participation in the EASY-ECO 2010 Conference in Evaluation of Sustainable Development,17-19 November 2010, Brussels, Belgium.
2. Najet Bichraoui, a 2nd-semester PhD student from France, has been awarded a European Union (EU)/ Marie-Curie grant to support her participation for EASY-ECO Sustainability Evaluation Training in Prague, Czech Republic, 27 Sept - 1 Oct 2010. She  also received support for her participation in the Summer Symposium on Sustainable System, Sannas, Finland, June 14-17, 2010.
3. Binod Neupane, a graduating Master's student from Nepal, has been awarded a grant to support his participation in the Summer School in Assessing and Communicating the Loss of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, October 11 to 15, 2010, Thurnau, Germany. This is relevant to his research project on incorporting biodiversity impacts on LCA methodology. He has also received an award for his registration and partial contribution for travel expenses in the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) 31st Conference in Portland, USA, 07 - 11 November 2010.
4. Mason Earles, a 3rd semester Master's student from the US, has received grants to support his participation in the the Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar (GRS) on Industrial Ecology, and an award to cover his registration to participate in the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) X Meeting on 2 - 4 November 2010 in Portland, Oregon. He also has received support from US Forest Products Laboratory (FPL)  for training expenses in Forest Products Module (FPM)/Global Forest Products (GFP) model, and data gathering for his research project, August 18- 31, 2010, Madison, Wisconsin.


Dr. Anthony Halog received an NSF sponsored grant to attend the First International Congress on Sustainability Science, Cincinnatti, Ohio, August 9 -12, 2009.

Mr. Shashi Dhungel received a scholarship to participate in the 2009 International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) Conference (Transitions Toward Sustainability) in Lisbon, Portugal, June 21-24, 2009.

Dr. Anthony Halog is certified as Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Professional by the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (until January 1, 2012)

Dr. Anthony Halog’s knowledge in Corporate and Industrial Sustainability (Sustainable Business Challenge Certificate) has been certified by World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Switzerland, since January 28, 1998.


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