Elsevier, Environmental Modelling and Software, Volume 62, December 01, 2014
Agricultural systems models worldwide are increasingly being used to explore options and solutions for the food security, climate change adaptation and mitigation and carbon trading problem domains. APSIM (Agricultural Production Systems sIMulator) is one such model that continues to be applied and adapted to this challenging research agenda.

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 1, December 01, 2014

This paper looks ahead, beyond the projected large-scale market penetration of vehicles containing advanced batteries, to the time when the spent batteries will be ready for final disposition. It describes a working system for recycling, using lead-acid battery recycling as a model. Recycling of automotive lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries is more complicated and not yet established because few end-of-life batteries will need recycling for another decade. There is thus the opportunity now to obviate some of the technical, economic, and institutional roadblocks that might arise.


Navigating Academia, A Guide for Women and Minority STEM Faculty, 2015, Pages 155-168

This chapter advances SDG 4, 5, and 10 by exploring the known reasons why African-Americans do not pursue or persist in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines in general and in computing sciences in particular.
This article ties to SDG 3 & 4. In this Review, evidence for mental health interventions in schools in accordance with a public mental health approach spanning promotion, prevention, and treatment was provided.

The Lancet Psychiatry, Volume 1, 1 October 2014

This article ties to SDG 3 &4. In this Review on school-based mental health interventions and services in high-income countries the aim was to contextualise and identify key areas for consideration and development of school-based mental health interventions and services.

Research in Organizational Behavior, Volume 34, 2014, Pages 3-25.

Developing SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), this article offers a critical review of four dominant scholarly frames that have informed LGBT organizational research from the late nineteenth century to date. These frames include medical abnormality, deviant social role, collective identity and social distinctiveness views of sexual minorities.
LexisNexis Legal & Professional,

Business Insight Solutions and STOP THE TRAFFIK, October 2014

The Dressed to Kill Report is based on LexisNexis' Human Trafficking Awareness Index and highlights the risk and prevalence of human trafficking in the cotton supply chain globally. The report offers guidance on how to take actions to eliminate or reduce the risk of human traffickign in the supply chain contributing to the advancement of SDG target 8.7 to eradicate forced labour, end modern salvery and human trafficking by 2025.

ICIS Special Report, September 2014

Record attempt has solar flair
An idea spawned a decade ago finally becomes a reality as Solar Impulse prepares for the first round-the-world flight by a plane producing zero emissions. Collaboration across several partners has been a key component to developing the materials and design of Solar Impulse. Innovations like this are vital to SDG 7.2 to increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.
Elsevier, Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 77, 15 August 2014
Analysis of steam and water losses in the Total Site (TS) utility system is critical in process industry. Makeup water plays an important role in maintaining the water balance in the steam and condensate systems. Total Site Heat Integration (TSHI) offers a solution to increase energy savings as well as energy efficiency and consequently, to promote sustainability. However, so far most studies on TSHI have not considered the water sensible heat in TS targeting; e.g. for Boiler Feed Water (BFW) preheating and steam superheating during steam generation.
This article describes the key challenges and opportunities in modeling and optimization of biomass-to-bioenergy supply chains. It reviews the major energy pathways from terrestrial and aquatic biomass to bioenergy/biofuel products as well as power and heat with an emphasis on "drop-in" liquid hydrocarbon fuels. Key components of the bioenergy supply chains are then presented, along with a comprehensive overview and classification of the existing contributions on biofuel/bioenergy supply chain optimization.