Kimberlee Zamora
Dr. Zamora is an Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Advisor in the Construction Management program at Thomas Jefferson University.

Dr. Zamora is from the suburbs of Philadelphia and has worked and lived in this region for much of her career. During her extensive career as a construction professional, she gained diverse experience in building in public housing, healthcare, life sciences, industrial, data centers, commercial buildings, higher education, assisted living, lifestyle housing & tenant fit outs in the Philadelphia Region. She focused mainly on project management at numerous commercial construction companies based in Philadelphia. Majority of her time was spent leading project teams as a senior project manager for all aspects of construction from conception to building turnover.

Dr. Zamora’s research focuses on materials management in the built environment using the tools of Industrial Ecology.
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Education: Drexel University BS,MS, Ph.D in Civil Engineering Concentrations Geotech and Construction Management , LEED AP BD+C

Current Appointment: Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Research:

Journal Papers
Marcellus-Zamora, K.A., Gallagher, P.M., Spatari, S., Tanikawa, H. Estimating materials stocked by land use type in historic urban buildings using spatio-temporal analytical tools. Journal of Industrial Ecology. 2015.

Marcellus-Zamora, K.A., Gallagher, P.M., Spatari, S. Can Public Construction and Demolition Data Describe Trends in Building Material Recycling? Observations from Philadelphia Frontiers in the Built Environment. 2020

Conference Papers
IEEE-ISSST 2012, Boston, MA. May 16-18, 2012. Marcellus, K.A., Spatari, S., Gallagher, P.M. Construction Waste Management Decision Making Process: Identification, Framework and Detailed Urban C&D Waste Profile Analysis. 2012.

IALCCE 2012, Vienna Austria. October 3-6, 2012. Marcellus, K.A., Spatari, S., Gallagher, P.M. Utilizing GIS as a geospatial tool to inventory LEED Certified Buildings and Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste Flows in the United States. 2012.

Conference Presentations
IEEE-ISSST 2012, Boston, MA. May 16-18, 2012. Marcellus, K.A., Spatari, S., Gallagher, P.M. Construction Waste Management Decision Making Process: Identification, Framework and Detailed Urban C&D Waste Profile Analysis. Speaker 2012.

Drexel Engineering Graduate Research Symposium, Philadelphia, PA. May 24, 2012. Presenter: Kimberlee Marcellus, LEED AP BD+C. Contributors: Sabrina Spatari, Patricia M Gallagher. Construction Waste Management Decision Making Process: Identification, Framework and Detailed Urban C&D Waste Profile Analysis.

IALCCE 2012, Vienna Austria. October 3-6, 2012. Marcellus, K.A., Spatari, S., Gallagher, P.M. Utilizing GIS as a geospatial tool to inventory LEED Certified Buildings and Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste Flows in the United States. Speaker 2012.

Drexel Graduate Student Association, Books and Bagels. Philadelphia, PA. November 30, 2012. Marcellus, K.A. Understanding Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste Decisions and Distribution in Urban Environments. Speaker 2012.

GEORISK 2011, Atlanta, GA. June 28, 2011. Life Cycle Approaches for Brownfields Redevelopment. Presenter Patricia Gallagher, Ph.D., P.E. Contributors: Sabrina Spatari, Ph.D. Kimberlee Marcellus, LEED AP, BD+C Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering. Drexel University

Doctoral Thesis
Marcellus-Zamora, K.A. An Evaluation of Material Stocks and Flows Found during Construction and Demolition Activities in the Philadelphia Region of the United States. Drexel University. 2015.

Research Collaborations
Catalyzing New International Collaborations Planning Visit, Doctoral Student participant, NSF grant # 1132960 NewBio, Research Assistant, USDA, NFA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant No. 2012-68005-19703 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
East Asia Pacific Summer Institute (EAPSI) National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1132960 and OISE-1209501 and JSPS SP12039

Poster Presentations
NEWBio Annual Meeting 2013, 2014
JSPS Multidisciplinary Science Forum, March 2014 JSPS June 2012
Drexel University Research Day 2012, 2013

Journal Article Reviewer
Journal of Industrial Ecology, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
IEEE Systems Infrastructure, 2015, 2019

Research Interests

construction and demolition material waste and flows
construction material stock and flow analysis
Profiling buildings in cities for material properties stored in place.
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