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Associate Professor Andrew Gronewold elected to the International Joint Commission Science Advisory Board

CEE-affiliated Associate Professor Andrew Gronewold has been recently elected to the International Joint Commission (IJC) Science Advisory Board (SAB).| Short Read
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Associate Professor Andrew Gronewold has been elected to the International Joint Commission (IJC) Science Advisory Board (SAB).

Members of the Board are selected based on their extensive knowledge of and experience in addressing Great Lakes environmental issues and include government research managers, non-government research managers, government scientific experts, academia and representatives from NGOs, industry, Great Lakes Commissions, First Nations, Metis, and American Tribes.

The IJC was formed in 1909 through the Boundary Waters Treaty, which provides the guiding principles for resolving transboundary water disputes between the United States and Canada. As part of his SAB responsibilities, Gronewold will provide advice on research to the Commission and the Great Lakes Water Quality Board and will provide information on scientific matters referred to it by the Commission, or by the Great Lakes Water Quality Board in consultation with the Commission.

Professor Gronewold’s research focuses on hydrological science topics ranging from basin-scale water budget simulation and forecasting (with an emphasis on the North American Great Lakes) to quantifying spatiotemporal variability in nearshore water quality and water quality measurements. He is particularly interested in incorporating probability theory and Bayesian inference into conventional hydrology and engineering science problems to propagate data and model parameter uncertainty and variability into explicit expressions of forecast uncertainty and to provide a basis for risk-based management decisions.

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The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

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