Assistant Professor of Green Engineering
Assistant Director for Research at the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering
School of Engineering Applied Sciences
School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Dr. Julie Beth Zimmerman is an Assistant Professor jointly appointed to the Department of Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering Program and the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She is also a Visiting Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Virginia. Her research interests include green engineering, environmentally benign design and manufacturing, and the fate and impacts of anthropogenic compounds in the environment as well as appropriate water treatment technologies for the developing world. Dr. Zimmerman's research is aimed at designing and developing innovative science, technology, and policy to advance sustainability.
Through her engineering research, Julie is working towards the next generation products, processes, and systems based on efficient and effective use of benign materials and energy to advance sustainability. To enhance the likelihood of successful implementation of these next generation designs, Dr. Zimmerman studies the effectiveness and impediments of current and potential policies developed to advance sustainability in academia and industry. Together, these efforts represents a systematic and holistic approach to addressing the challenges of sustainability to enhance water and resource quality and quantity, to improve environmental protection, and to provide for a higher quality of life.
Dr. Zimmerman previously served as an Engineer and program coordinator in the Office of Research and Development at the United States Environmental Protection Agency where she launched EPA's P3 Award program (www.epa.gov/P3). She received a joint PhD from the University of Michigan in Environmental Engineering and Natural Resource Policy.