Current Students and Alumni
Research Area: Hydrometallurgical recycling of waste lithium-ion batteries using environmentally benign acid alternatives.
Research area: Critical materials and clean energy supply chains.
Research Area: Assessing the use of microbial fuel cell systems for food processing wastewater treatment and renewable energy production.
Research Area: Waste to energy, forecasting technological progress; and electrical vehicles implementation and the smart grid.
Research area: Waste to Energy Research Group, Sustainable Mobility, and Biodiesel.
Research Area: Environmental impacts of material flows, policy, and economic value for Gen-II solar photovoltaics at end-of-life.
Research Area: Waste to energy systems.
Research Area: Design for the Environment tools and strategies to meet sustainability and design goals.
Research Area: Micro-Grid Renewable Energy Systems in LEED Certified Buildings.
Research Area: Water management in proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells, with particular focus on economic trade-offs among strategies for mitigating water accumulation at the channel-to-manifold interface.
Research area: Technological Progress and Policy, Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage, Microgrids.
Research area: Anaerobic Codigestion of Dairy and Food Manufacturing Feedstocks
Research Area: Material flow analysis of lithium ion batteries, specifically for emerging EV technologies, including industrial ecology (material flow analysis, life cycle assessment) and technology forecasting, with an emphasis on energy, material and waste management implications.
Research Area: Developing new sustainability models based on community ecology principles and optimal foraging theory to more effectively characterize and manage lifecycle impacts of a group of rapidly evolving products (i.e., consumer electronics) owned by a household.
Research area: Ionic liquid extraction of algal lipid oil for biodiesel production.
Research area: Sustainability as it applies to commercial foodservice.
Research Area: Service Life Cycle Decision Framework, and True savings of Remanufacturing.
Research Area: Exploring the environmental risk and opportunities associated with end-of-life lithium-ion batteries, by quantifying nano-particle exposure risks during recycling processes and applying life cycle assessment methodology to evaluate the environmental impacts.