Embedded systems, reconfigurable hardware, integrated program development and performance environments for parallel and distributed systems, visualization, performance monitoring and evaluation, engineering education
Core Research Areas: Computing and Network Systems; software systems
Strategic Research Area: Cyber infrastructure
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ExxonMobil Corporation is establishing a new research program - called the ExxonMobil Biofuels Program - at Iowa State University. The program will initially support two research projects related to the fast pyrolysis of biomass, where biomass is rapidly heated without oxygen to produce bio-oil. The bio-oil can then upgraded into transportation fuels.