Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering
Andrea Hicks specializes in using life cycle assessments and modeling to quantify environmental impacts of products and processes. Her work includes industrial ecology, or using basic ecological principles to better understand and design human products. For example, Hicks is thinking about ways to design a product where the waste could become the building blocks for another product or service. Her interests include agent-based modeling, the rebound effect, and environmental implications of technology.
- Environmental systems analysis and optimization
- Life cycle assessment
- Agent-based modeling
- Rebound effect
- Environmental implications of technology