Lu Liu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at Iowa State University. She is interested in research at the interface of water, energy, food, and climate systems. Satisfying the demand for water, energy, and food under changing environments and socioeconomics is a central challenge of the 21st century. Lu seeks to fill important knowledge gaps in the water-energy-food-climate nexus and support sustainable resource planning via decision-making tool development and science-policy integration. Lu earned her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland in 2017. She received an M.S. and a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Oklahoma. Lu is a determined optimist in the sustainable development of human society and seeks the active engagement of private and public sectors in academic activities towards this goal.
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