I am interested in better understanding the interaction between complex, interdependent infrastructure systems and the environment, particularly in the realm of energy and water. Ongoing projects include life-cycle modeling of cellulosic ethanol production scale-up in the United States, framework development for sustainable co-management of water and energy, and uncertainty quantification in life-cycle assessment of emerging technologies.
"Life-Cycle Greenhouse Gas and Water Intensity of Cellulosic Biofuel Production Using Cholinium Lysinate Ionic Liquid Pretreatment." ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (2017). .
"Bioenergy Potential from Food Waste in California." Environmental Science & Technology (2017). LBNL-1007105. .
"From Sugars to Wheels: The Conversion of Ethanol to 1,3-Butadiene over Metal-Promoted Magnesia-Silicate Catalysts." ChemSusChem 9 (2016). LBNL-1007247. .
"Switchable ionic liquids based on di-carboxylic acids for one-pot conversion of biomass to an advanced biofuel." 18 (2016) 4012-4021. LBNL-1007249. .
"Spatially-explicit water balance implications of carbon capture and sequestration." Environmental Modelling & Software 75 (2016) 153 - 162. LBNL-1003871. .
"CO2 enabled process integration for the production of cellulosic ethanol using bionic liquids." Energy & Environmental Science 9 (2016) 2822-2834. LBNL-1007248. .
"Transforming biomass conversion with ionic liquids: process intensification and the development of a high-gravity, one-pot process for the production of cellulosic ethanol." Energy & Environmental Science (2016). LBNL-1003945. .
"Challenge clusters facing LCA in environmental decision-making—what we can learn from biofuels." The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment (2015) 1399-1414. LBNL-1003872. .
"Energy and climate effects of second-life use of electric vehicle batteries in California through 2050." Journal of Power Sources 288 (2015) 82 - 91. LBNL-1003874. .
"Upgrading Lignocellulosic Products to Drop-In Biofuels via Dehydrogenative Cross-Coupling and Hydrodeoxygenation Sequence." ChemSusChem 8.16 (2015) 2609 - 2614. LBNL-1003873. .