Organization profile

Organization profile

With the world population projected to increase to 8 billion by 2023 — and to as much as 16 billion by 2100 — the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) is purposed to find solutions for the ever-growing demand for food, water, and energy while ensuring a safe, productive, and sustainable environment for all global citizens.

The Institute was created to lead an interdisciplinary approach to researching solutions for the world’s pressing sustainability, energy and environmental needs today and tomorrow. We call this "actionable research" — scientific progress with the emphasis on finding real-world, immediately usable answers to these problems.

Our holistic approach to research brings together the brightest of the bright to solve the world’s current and future problems. iSEE shepherds that approach in five distinct themes: Climate Solutions, Energy Transitions, Sustainable Infrastructure, Water and Land Stewardship, and Secure and Sustainable Agriculture.

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    X. Cai

    Person: Academic

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    Evan H Delucia

    Person: Academic

    Research Output

    Algorithm Design Based on Derived Operation Rules for a System of Reservoirs in Parallel

    Zhao, Q., Cai, X. & Li, Y., May 1 2020, In : Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management. 146, 5, 04020024.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Assessing the Additional Carbon Savings with Biofuel

    Khanna, M., Wang, W. & Wang, M., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Bioenergy Research.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Datasets

    Data for: Identifying marginal land for multifunctional perennial cropping systems in the Upper Sangamon River Watershed, Illinois

    Mattia, C. (Creator), Lovell, S. T. (Creator) & Fraterrigo, J. M. (Creator), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Oct 5 2018


    A footprint of past climate change on the diversity and population structure of Miscanthus sinensis

    Clark, L. V. (Creator), Brummer, J. E. (Creator), Głowacka, K. (Creator), Hall, M. (Creator), Heo, K. (Creator), Peng, J. (Creator), Yamada, T. (Creator), Yoo, J. H. (Creator), Yu, C. Y. (Creator), Zhao, H. (Creator), Long, S. P. (Creator) & Sacks, E. J. (Creator), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014



    • 1 Types of Award - Fellowship awarded competitively
    • 1 Other

    Fellow of the American Heart Association

    Dipanjan Pan (Recipient)


    Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Award - Fellowship awarded competitively

    Fellow of the American Applied Economics Association

    Madhu Khanna (Recipient)


    Activity: Other activity typesOther

    Honors & Recognition

    2016 AAEA Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program

    Irwin, Scott H (Recipient), Paulson, Nicholas D (Recipient), Schnitkey, Gary Donald (Recipient), Sherrick, Bruce J (Recipient), Mark Althouse (Recipient), Ryan Batts (Recipient), Jonathan Coppess (Recipient), Stu Ellis (Recipient) & Andy Goers (Recipient), 2016


  • Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship

    Jesse C Ribot (Recipient), 2018


    Thomas C. Kinnear/Journal of Public Policy and Marketing Award

    Viswanathan, Madhubalan (Recipient), Manoj Hastak (Recipient) & Roland Gau (Recipient), 2009