Valerie Thomas
Georgia Institute of Technology
ATLANTA, United States
Member ID 0012
Member since Mar 19, 2001
Status Active


Anderson Interface Chair of Natural Systems at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta Georgia, USA, with appointments in both the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering and in the School of Public Policy.


1. Pandit, A., B. Bras, E. A. Minné, E. Dunham-Jones, G. Augenbroe, H. Jeong, J.-A. C. James, J. P. Newell, M. Weissburg, M. A. Brown, M. E. Chang, M. Xu, M. M. Begovic, P. Yang, R. M. Fujimoto, S. P. French, V. M. Thomas, X. Yu, Y. Chen, Z. Lu, J. C. Crittenden. Infrastructure Ecology: An Evolving Paradigm for Sustainable Urban Development. Journal of Cleaner Production 163: S19-S27, 2017.
2. Lee, D.-Y., and Thomas, V. M. Parametric Modeling Approach for Economic and Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Medium-Duty Trucks. J. Cleaner Production, 142 (4): 3300-3321, 2017.
3. James, J.-A., Thomas, V. M., Pandit, A., Li, D., Crittenden, J. Water, air emissions, and cost impacts of air-cooled microturbines for combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP) systems: A case study of in the Atlanta region. Engineering 2: 470-480, 2016.
4. Levin, T., Thomas, V. M. Can developing countries leapfrog the centralized electrification paradigm? Energy for Sustainable Development 31: 97-107, April 2016.
5. Kerl, P., Zhang, W., Moreno-Cruz, J., Nenes, A., Realff, M. Russell, A., Sokol, J., Thomas, V. M. New Approach for Optimal Electricity Planning and Dispatching with Hourly Time-Scale Air Quality and Health Considerations. PNAS 112 (35): 10884-10889, 2015.
6. Lively, R. P., Sharma, P., Luo, D., McCool, B. A., Beaudry-Losique, J., Thomas, V. M., Realff, M., Chance, R. R. Anthropogenic CO2 as a Feedstock for the Production of Algal-based Biofuels. Biofuels Bioproducts & Biorefining 9(1): 72-81, 2015.
7. Shayegh, S., Thomas, V. M. Adaptive Stochastic Integrated Assessment Modeling of Optimal Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions. Climatic Change 128 (1/2): 1-15, 2015.
Industrial Ecology and Global Change, R. Socolow, C. Andrews, F. Berkhout and V. Thomas, eds. Cambridge Univ. Press, 1994. Paperback edition 1996.

Research Interests

Energy in developing countries, biofuel and bioproducts, physics applications to industrial ecology, techno-economic assessment of biofuel, life cycle assessment, optimization methods in industrial ecology, technology policy, energy policy, environmental policy.

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