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Rui Shi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


  • Chemical Engineering
  • Institutes of Energy and Environment

229 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering


Research Website

Google Scholar Profile

Research Areas:

Energy and Environment

Interest Areas:

Life cycle assessment; sustainable design; biofuels & bioproducts; food-energy-water-waste nexus; advanced computational modeling; decision-making under uncertainty.





Journal Articles

Research Projects

  • May 2023 - September 2025, "Center for Bioenergy Innovation," (Sponsor: Battelle - Oak Ridge National Laboratory).
  • August 2021 - July 2025, "Collaborative Proposal: ECO-CBET: Putting entropy to work: Leveraging the role of water organization in peptide binding events to selectively recover rare earths," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • May 2022 - December 2024, "Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainability Analysis of Plant-base Ingredients Production," (Sponsor: Motif Foodworks, Inc.).
  • January 2023 - December 2024, "FMSG: ECO: Towards Circular Manufacturing of Hydrocarbon Feedstocks from Plastic Waste," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • January 2022 - December 2024, "Chemical Recycling of Mixed PET/Polyolefin Streams Through Sequential Pyrolysis and Catalytic Upgrading," (Sponsor: The REMADE Institute).

Honors and Awards


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