Alev Sorman is an environmental engineer in disciple, is now working on "Social Metabolism" in the Integrated Assessment group with Mario Giampietro. Specifically she is focusing on improving quantitative and integrated analyses and representations in the field of science for governance and decision making with a special interest on the applications of the MuSIASEM Methodology (Multi Scale Integrated assessment for Societal and Ecosystem Analysis). Analysing Demographic Changes and Natural Resource Management in areas of Water ("Water Metabolism") and Energy Throughput (Energy Flows and Metabolism) is her special area of focus with the application of the MuSIASEM methodology. She has completed her BSc in Environmental Engineering at the Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey with a period spent abroad at Rice University – Houston, Texas, USA. She completed her masters in 2007, with an MSc degree in LUMES - Lund University International Master's Programme in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science, Lund, Sweden.