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Daniela Jones

Assistant Research Professor

Mapping a Dynamic Planet, Energy Systems

Biological and Agricultural Engineering


Dani uses geospatial analytics to harness the path for a successful cost-competitive, high-performance biofuels, bioproduct and biopower industry in the US. She develops mathematical models and solution algorithms to solve large-scale problems that arise in the areas of transportation, logistics and renewable energy systems. Her interests lie in leveraging operations research approaches constrained by the geographical location of biomass feedstock, inherent biomass composition and decomposition properties, resource allocation limitations, and environmental impacts of harvesting agricultural residues and/or establishing energy crops.

Dani Jones speaking to a school group
Dani enjoys outreach opportunities to cultivate scientific mindsets in K-12 students through interactive games that explain the constraints of delivering biomass. Above, Dani presents to 8th graders at the PreEminent Charter School in Raleigh.


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