Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California, Davis
Alissa Kendall joined University of California Davis as an assistant professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering in the summer of 2007 after completing a multi-disciplinary Ph.D. in the School of Natural Resources & Environment and Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Michigan's Center for Sustainable Systems. Broadly speaking, her research interests focus on evaluating the material, energy, and waste flows generated by engineered systems, and refining and enhancing the methods used to evaluate their impacts, with a focus on climate change. Current research projects include life cycle assessments of biofuel production pathways, food products, renewable energy technologies and transportation infrastructure. In addition to implementing life cycle assessment, she has ongoing research on enhancing carbon accounting practices and methods for long-lived systems.
Research Interests: Life cycle modeling of biofuels and food production systems. Life cycle modeling of highway infrastructure. Development of a framework for life cycle modeling of long-lived and complex systems.
Kendall, A., Chang, B., Sharpe, B. (2009). "Accounting for Time-Dependent Effects in Biofuel Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Calculations" Environmental Science and Technology. DOI: 10.1021/es900529u
Kendall, A., Kesler, S., Keoleian, G. (2009) “Megaquarry vs. Decentralized Mineral Production: Network Analysis of Cement Production in the Great Lakes Region, USA” Journal of Transport Geography. doi:10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2009.06.007
Kendall, A., Chang, B. (2009) “Estimating life cycle greenhouse gas emissions from corn-ethanol: A critical review of current U.S. practices” Journal of Cleaner Production 17(13) 1175-1182