Dr. Vikas Khanna is an Associate Professor and Wellington C. Carl Faculty Fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh with secondary appointment in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering. Dr. Khanna received his PhD and MS from the Ohio State University, and a BS from Panjab University, all in Chemical Engineering.
His research and teaching interests are in the areas of sustainability science and engineering, life cycle assessment of emerging technologies, and modeling of complex systems. His current research focuses on the development of systems-level methods and techniques for understanding the environmental sustainability of engineered systems and products.
Applications include emerging energy technologies, food-energy-water nexus, circular economy, quantification of ecosystem goods and services, and shale gas wastewater management.