DECARB 2024 IS UNDERWAY

UVA’s Decarbonization Academy (DA) is underway as of this week! The program is in its third year, with a continued goal of forging partnerships amongst students, faculty, and staff (primarily Facilities Management) to use the UVA Grounds as a “living laboratory” for decarbonization innovation. This year’s academy encompasses five projects, spanning from building efficiency innovations… Continue reading DECARB 2024 IS UNDERWAY

NEW DOF PROJECT KICKS OFF!

The LCA Lab is pleased to partner with the Virginia Department of Forestry (DOF) on a new project related to biomass power production in Virginia. Specifically, our team will help synthesize information about policies and technologies pertaining to bio-power production in the Southeastern US and conduct a life cycle assessment (LCA) of three currently operating… Continue reading NEW DOF PROJECT KICKS OFF!

MEHRAN IS CEE-GSC PRESIDENT!

Congratulations to Mehran on his recent election as president of our department’s graduate student council (CEE-GSC)! Thank you for your dedication to making our department the best it can be. We look forward to a great year! Photos below are from the end-of-year picnic and GSC leadership transition event.

LISA WINS SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Lisa was selected to receive a UVA Sustainability Leadership Award for 2023. The awards are administered by UVA’s Office for Sustainability (OFS). They honor those who exhibit outstanding dedication to advancing sustainability practices and solutions. Lisa was recognized for her work as founding director of UVA’s Decarbonization Academy in Summers 2023 and 2024. The awards were… Continue reading LISA WINS SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP AWARD

CE 2001 BIOBLITZ FIELD TRIP

CE 2001, Sustainability Science, took a field trip to UVA’s recently installed Fourth Side Forest Patch adjacent to Scott Stadium. The class used iNaturalist to assess biodiversity on the site, recording observations of plant, animal, and other species. The event was a relaxing way to close out Earth Week and the Spring semester. Use this… Continue reading CE 2001 BIOBLITZ FIELD TRIP

SAF PAPER PUBLISHED!

Read UVA’s assessment of how Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) could be produced in Virginia!** This work was funded by VTRC and DOAV. It formed the basis for Curtis Davis’ MS thesis. Congratulations to all co-authors! Full link to paper is below: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2666052024000098

UVA-LED COALITION HOSTS FAA ENERGY DIRECTOR

CEE Professors Jim Lambert and Lisa Colosi Peterson, together with leadership from the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Logistic Systems (CCALS), were pleased to host Dr. Prem Lobo, Energy Division Director for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in March 2024. Dr. Lobo came to learn about the work of a UVA-led coalition working on assessment of… Continue reading UVA-LED COALITION HOSTS FAA ENERGY DIRECTOR

N&N WIN 1st PLACE AT CEE GRAD RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

Nafisa (LCA Lab) and Nafiseh (Shafiee-Jood Lab) combined efforts to present a poster at the CEE Graduate Research Symposium in February 2024. The goal of their work is to understand WHERE (which counties) and at WHAT scale (tonnes/year) various carbon dioxide removal (CDR) platforms could be implemented in Virginia based on cost, resource availability, and… Continue reading N&N WIN 1st PLACE AT CEE GRAD RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

MOTD 2023

This year’s Microbe of the Day (MOTD) presentations did not disappoint! Students enrolled in CE 4160 and CE 6260, Introduction to Environmental Microbiology & Biological Waste Treatment, presented to the class about microbes of their own choosing that have some relevance to food, energy, water, health, or other environmental impacts. This year’s collection of microbes… Continue reading MOTD 2023

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