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.
Bioenergy Potential from Food Waste in California." Environmental Science & Technology (2017). "
CO2 enabled process integration for the production of cellulosic ethanol using bionic liquids." Energy & Environmental Science 9 (2016): 2822-2834. "
Spatially-explicit water balance implications of carbon capture and sequestration." Environmental Modelling & Software 75 (2016): 153-162. "
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). "
Challenge clusters facing LCA in environmental decision-making—what we can learn from biofuels." The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment (2015): 1399-1414. "
Energy and climate effects of second-life use of electric vehicle batteries in California through 2050." Journal of Power Sources 288 (2015): 82-91. "
Life-cycle implications and supply chain logistics of electric vehicle battery recycling in California." Environmental Research Letters 10, no. 1 (2015). "
Novel pathways for fuels and lubricants from biomass optimized using life-cycle greenhouse gas assessment." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2015): 201508274. "