Melissa M. Bilec
PhD, LEED AP
Roberta A. Luxbacher Fellow
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
Dr. Bilec's sustainable engineering research group at the University of Pittsburgh represents the next generation of interdisciplinary education and research in environmental science, engineering, and sustainability. Her group focuses on the built environment, life cycle assessment, sustainable healthcare, and indoor air impacts. She is interested in improving system-level environmental performance of buildings, while developing a deeper understanding of indoor environmental quality, occupant impacts, and energy use.
Hiring a post-doc!
A postdoctoral appointment is available for a Convergence Around the Circular Economy
Seeking a highly motivated and organized person for a unique opportunity to conduct research on the circular economy on the recently awarded NSF project. Given the large project team and focus on convergence, the person should demonstrate exceptional project management skills. The successful applicantwill possess a PhD in civil and environmental engineering, chemical engineering, or related fields, have an excellent academic record, and work well in a collaborative research environment. The candidate should have completed the Ph.D. prior to the date of joining.The project involves an exciting combination of building science,industrial ecology, environmental systems analysis, life cycle assessment, data science, and network analysis for circular economy.
Hiring Graduate Students!
Two fully-funded PhD positions are available for an interdisciplinary project with the Bilec and Khanna research groups at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. We seek highly motivated students for a unique opportunity to conduct research in the broad area of circular economy that includes several academic partners. The project involves an exciting combination of industrial ecology, environmental systems analysis, life cycle assessment, data science, and network analysis for circular economy.
Successful applicants will have a BS or MS degree in Civil, Environmental, or Chemical engineering or equivalent, have an excellent academic record, and work well in a collaborative research environment. Familiarity with systems-analysis tools and techniques (life cycle assessment, data science etc.) is a plus. In addition, fluency in English (written and oral), excellent scientific writing skills, the ability to organize and analyze data and clearly disseminate your findings are essential.