Ezra’s Round Table / Systems Seminar: Rui Shi (Penn State)
Rui Shi is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests lie primarily at the interface between basic research and the sustainability of engineered and natural systems. In particular, her research focuses on prioritizing research and development pathways of transportation fuels, bioproducts, agricultural systems and food-energy-water systems by linking the traditional engineering metrics with sustainability analyses. Her work leads to the development of a sustainable-design platform and system-level environmental-impact analysis frameworks. These frameworks navigate trade-offs across technical, environmental, and economic dimensions.
Shi received her B.S. in chemical engineering & safety engineering from Hebei University of Technology in 2011, before earning her Ph.D, in chemical engineering in 2018 from Michigan Technological University.