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Monday, January 23

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    Elizabeth McIlwee, BS Student
    Elizabeth McIlwee is a third year Civil Engineering undergraduate student originally from Lakewood, Ohio. She is a member of the Roy and Marcia Armes Engineering Leadership Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers, and serves as Treasurer for the Society of Women Engineers and Vice President of Facility Operations for Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity. She is heavily involved in community service on and off of campus and is the district Lieutenant Governor for Collegiate Kiwanis International. As well as campus activities, she works for the Office of Residence Life as a Resident Adviser. Elizabeth is extremely passionate about sustainability and environmental engineering. Two of her co-ops have been focused on environmental water engineering. She is working on research with Dr. Apul and her graduate student Ilke Celik to understand metal toxicities of photovaltaic cells. Elizabeth hopes to continue her pursuits in sustainability engineering in the upcoming years.
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    Emily Briese, BS Student
    I am currently a first-year environmental engineer with a focus on renewable energy production, consumption, and sustainability. Additionally, I believe this field has the capacity to assist in the growth of food, both urban and rurally. I look forward to the incorporation of both of these components in my upcoming work on Photovoltaics and the water and solar energy nexus.
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    Kayla Piezer, BS Student
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    I have been a part of the Sustainability Engineering Lab at the University of Toledo since May 2015. I am currently working on an undergraduate research project under the supervision of Dr. Defne Apul. My research entails completing several life cycle assessments of different single walled carbon nanotube photovoltaic cell configurations. This project is funded by the National Science Foundation's Sustainable Energy Pathway Program in collaboration with the Wright Center for Photovoltaics Innovation and Commercialization.
    I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Policy and Analysis from Bowling Green State University in May 2008. I served as UT’s sustainability specialist for three years, working to cultivate a culture of sustainability on campus. I left that position in May 2015 to finish my Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering with an intended graduation date of December 2016. I hope to continue with my masters at UT upon graduation and to continue research in sustainability engineering.
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    Elizabeth McIlwee, BS Student
    Elizabeth McIlwee is a third year Civil Engineering undergraduate student originally from Lakewood, Ohio. She is a member of the Roy and Marcia Armes Engineering Leadership Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers, and serves as Treasurer for the Society of Women Engineers and Vice President of Facility Operations for Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity. She is heavily involved in community service on and off of campus and is the district Lieutenant Governor for Collegiate Kiwanis International. As well as campus activities, she works for the Office of Residence Life as a Resident Adviser. Elizabeth is extremely passionate about sustainability and environmental engineering. Two of her co-ops have been focused on environmental water engineering. She is working on research with Dr. Apul and her graduate student Ilke Celik to understand metal toxicities of photovaltaic cells. Elizabeth hopes to continue her pursuits in sustainability engineering in the upcoming years.
    Emily Briese, BS Student
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    I joined University of Toledo in the spring of 2016. At UT, I joined Dr. Apul’s team and my research is focused on water infrastructure sustainability. I will be involved in analyzing the sustainability of infrastructures by the use of concept of resilience and diversity of infrastructures. I believe UT has a pleasant university ambience and excellent facilities for research.
    I received my BS in civil engineering from Pulchowk Campus, Tribhuvan University (TU), Nepal in 2013. I started my career with a co-op at a hydropower company for one year in Nepal. After that I worked in an NGO as well as a consultancy. During that phase, I sharpened my knowledge to solve the practical based problems through experience of working with infrastructure and water resource specialists. I worked as a volunteer engineer with Nepal Engineers’ Association and also with National Development Volunteer Services under Nepal Government for the infrastructural damage assessment in affected areas.This experience provided me some valuable professional skills in civil engineering including leadership quality.
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    Deniz Ece Uzunogullari, MS Student
    I graduated from Middle East Technical University in 2014 with having Environmental Engineering degree. I worked for 2 years following my graduation. I gained experience on designing water, wastewater and stormwater systems for small and mid scale settlements. I started my master degree in fall 2016 in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Toledo. Furthermore, I am a part of sustainability lab and working with Dr. Apul.
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    Brooke Mason, BS Student
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    Elizabeth McIlwee, BS Student
    Emily Briese, BS Student
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    Kayla Piezer, BS Student
    I am a second-year undergraduate student at the University of Toledo. I am working towards my Bachelor of Science degree in both Environmental Engineering and Chemical Engineering and a minor in the Spanish language. I joined Dr. Apul’s research team in January of 2017. I will be focusing on Ecological Network Analysis (ENA) as a tool to measure the environmental benefits of agriculture in regards to urban and conventional systems. I am excited to apply mathematical models to better understand the relationships between different sectors of food production
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    Doctor of Philosophy Level
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    I am excited to begin my study here and study this most interesting and interdisplinary topic.
    I am a second-year undergraduate student at the University of Toledo. I am working towards my Bachelor of Science degree in both Environmental Engineering and Chemical Engineering and a minor in the Spanish language.
    I joined Dr. Apul’s research team in January of 2017. I will be focusing on Ecological Network Analysis (ENA) as a tool to measure the environmental benefits of agriculture in regards to urban and conventional systems. I am excited to apply mathematical models to better understand the relationships between different sectors of food production

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Saturday, January 7

  1. page Team edited ... I have been a part of the Sustainability Engineering Lab at the University of Toledo since May…
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    I have been a part of the Sustainability Engineering Lab at the University of Toledo since May 2015. I am currently working on an undergraduate research project under the supervision of Dr. Defne Apul. My research entails completing several life cycle assessments of different single walled carbon nanotube photovoltaic cell configurations. This project is funded by the National Science Foundation's Sustainable Energy Pathway Program in collaboration with the Wright Center for Photovoltaics Innovation and Commercialization.
    I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Policy and Analysis from Bowling Green State University in May 2008. I served as UT’s sustainability specialist for three years, working to cultivate a culture of sustainability on campus. I left that position in May 2015 to finish my Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering with an intended graduation date of December 2016. I hope to continue with my masters at UT upon graduation and to continue research in sustainability engineering.
    Elizabeth Osborn,McIlwee, BS Student
    I grew up in Toledo, OH and went to St. Ursula Academy for high school where I enjoyed playing sports and learning new subjects. I enjoy being outside, traveling and exploring, listening to music, learning new languages, working out, hanging out with friends, and walking my dog. I live at home with my mom, dad, brother, my dog Lola, and my cat Callie. I have just completed my freshman year of college in Civil Engineering at The University of Toledo. I look forward to my future years in college as I continue to learn and grow.
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    Emily Briese,
    BS Student
    I am currently about to be a sophomore this coming fall. I am Civil engineering student at The University of Toledo. I am working on a research project along with Sonia and Dr. Apul, based on diversity of water deliveries. This is my first experience that I have outside of the Civil engineering classes and I truly believe that this is going to make an impact in my professional career in the future.
    Jasmine Randle,

    Kayla Piezer,
    BS Student
    Past MembersLab Alumni
    Doctor of Philosophy Level
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    18. Meghan Annesser, Resiliency in food system, Summer 2015
    19.Dylan Gasch, Water Infrastructure Sustianability, Fall 2015
    20. Elizabeth Osborn, Life cycle assessment of urban agriculture, Summer 2016
    21. Jasmine Randle, Social ecosystem services of urban agriculture, Summer 2016

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Monday, October 31

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    defne.apul[at]utoledo.edu
    Google Scholar Profile
    ResearchGate Profile
    {Defne Apul CV.pdf}
    Professor Apul received her MS from Michigan Technological University and her PhD from University of New Hampshire. She joined the University of Toledo in 2004. Professor Apul developed and teaches undergraduate level Sustainability Engineering and graduate level Life Cycle Engineering courses. Her other current offerings include Freshmen Orientation for Civil Engineers, Professional Development for Civil Engineers, and Fluid Mechanics for Civil Engineers. Her research spanned a wide variety of environmental topics from recycled material use in road construction to surface water quality, geochemical modeling, and risk assessment. Her current research is on sustainable design and analysis of engineered systems with recent projects focusing on water, energy, and food sustainability. Professor Apul is also interested in engineering education research. Please feel free to contact professor Apul if you would like to find out more about our activities.
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