CME Graduate Research student Andrea Hicks receives the 2012 Provost award.
The Provost award supports research for graduate students.
Andrea will be using the award to travel to the Gordon Conference on Industrial Ecology
this summer in Switzerland. She will be giving a talk at the seminar before the conference on her research and present a poster at the conference.
More on Andrea:
Andrea Hicks is a Graduate Research Assistant at IESP
(Institute of Environmental Science and Policy) and a graduate student pursuing a PhD in the Department of Civil and Materials Engineering. She received her B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Michigan Technological University. Her M.S. in Environmental Engineering is from Clemson University focusing on sustainable systems with research in modeling greenhouse gas emissions from conventional wastewater treatment. Prior to beginning her time at UIC, she worked as an ORISE Research Associate through Oak Ridge National Labs at Region 5 EPA Superfund Division.
Andrea’s research advisor is Dr. Thomas Theis. Her research interests focus on utilizing environmental systems analysis to reduce anthropogenic impacts on the natural world. Andrea’s research focuses on lighting as a consumer application of nanomaterials. Particularly on how nano-enabled lighting technology will change how humans consume light and the impacts of the consumption of light. Andrea’s career goal is to utilize environmental systems analysis in the academic or governmental setting to minimize impacts on the natural world.