Research in the Gilbertson Group aims to inform sustainable design of existing and novel materials that 1) precludes potential unintended environmental and human health consequences, and 2) maintains or exceeds functional performance goals. Gilbertson's research includes both experimental and life cycle modeling thrusts.
Dr. Gilbertson is excited to grow her research group at the University of Pittsburgh. Please contact me if you are interested in becoming a member of the group as a post doc, visiting researcher, graduate student, or undergraduate.
Many thanks to PPG for sponsoring research in our lab! Nathalia Aquino de Carvalho was awarded a 1-year Graduate Research Fellowship and Lisa Stabryla received a conference travel grant. Congrats ladies!
PhD student Josh Urso publishes his first paper in Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering on a new sustainability metric - atom conversion efficiency - applied to agriculture fertilization.
Gordon Research Conference: Nanoscale Science and Engineering for Agriculture and Food Systems Mount Holyoke College June 3-8, 2018 Dr. Gilbertson will be speaking in the Young Investigator Session and Josh Urso will be presenting his research during the GRS and GRC poster sessions. Check out the conference website!
ACS 256th National Meeting and Exposition Boston, MA August 19-23, 2018 Dr. Gilbertson will be co-leading a session with collaborator Francois Perreault, "Advanced in Carbon Nanomaterial Design and Applications for Environmental Sustainability", in the Division of Environmental Chemistry. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference and Expo Pittsburgh, PA October 2-5, 2018 Dr. Gilbertson and Lisa Stabryla will be presenting their preliminary findings from the implementation of Design Thinking into the sustainable engineering curriculum here at Pitt. Check out the conference website.
2018 AIChE Annual Meeting Pittsburgh, PA October 28-November 2, 2018 Dr. Gilbertson and Yan Wang will be presenting their research in two sessions of the conference. More program details to come. AIChE conference website.