Amy Landis will join the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment in January 2012 as an associate professor. Most recently a member of the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh, Landis brings a strong research portfolio in the area of sustainable engineering.
Brad Allenby, Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics, and professor of Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering, notes, “Amy has a great reputation in industrial ecology and sustainable engineering circles, and is a strong addition to an ASU program that is already one of the best in the country. Her ability to work collaboratively and effectively with the public, private firms, and other academic institutions is outstanding.”
Landis’ research interests include: life cycle impact assessment, biofuels, biopolymers and biolubricants. Her teaching interests include supporting underrepresented students and promoting diverse learning styles as well as encouraging active and collaborative learning. She has created service learning opportunities and outreach programs for high school students to encourage interest in the study of sustainable and green engineering.
“We are anxious to begin integrating Amy’s ideas and expertise into our EPICS and outreach programs,” says Jim Collofello, associate dean of Academic and Student Affairs.
Landis completed her Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Department of Civil and Materials Engineering in association with the Institute for Environmental Science and Policy.