Valerie Thomas

Georgia Institute of Technology
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Anderson Interface Professor 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.



General Information

Member ID 0012
First Name Valerie
Last Name Thomas
Member Since Mar 19, 2001


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.

News about this member

Jun 13, 2019 Postdoctoral Fellow: Environmental Lifecycle, Chemical Process, and Techno-Economic Modeling

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Organization Georgia Institute of Technology
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Country United States

Website contributions from this member

Aug 03, 2017 Post-doc in biofuel LCA and Techno-Economic Assessment at Georgia Tech
Aug 03, 2017 Post-doc in algae cultivation and biomass processing at Georgia Tech
Jun 13, 2019 Postdoctoral Fellow: Environmental Lifecycle, Chemical Process, and Techno-Economic Modeling
Jun 13, 2019 Postdoctoral Fellow: Environmental Lifecycle, Chemical Process, and Techno-Economic Modeling
Sep 09, 2020 Research Fellowship - Project Drawdown
Sep 09, 2020 Research Fellowship - Project Drawdown
Oct 22, 2019 IISE Sustainable Development track - abstracts due November 8

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