Benjamin Davis

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Sustainability Assessment

The goal of my research work in sustainability assessment is to incorporate the concept of sustainability into engineering design.  To that end, I would like to have students who do research work with me learn:

  • What sustainability is and how it is different from “green engineering”
  • How sustainability can be measured and improved
  • What makes a product, process, or company sustainable
  • How processes can be designed or modified to make them better for people and the environment
  • What fuzzy logic is and how it can be used to evaluate sustainability

Ideally the work that students do is a relevant and interesting example of a given company or industry’s impact on people and the environment.  For a list of ongoing projects, click here.