Deborah Sills

Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
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About Deborah Sills

Educational Background

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, Emphasis in Bioresources, Montana State University-Bozeman
  • M.S. in Environmental Engineering, Cornell University
  • Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

Research Interests

  • Life cycle assessment
  • Biomass conversion
  • Biorefineries
  • Analysis of energy systems
  • Sustainable development

Teaching Specialties

  • Environmental engineering
  • Sustainable development
  • Renewable energy

Selected Publications

Sills, D.L., Paramita, V., Franke, M.J., Johnson, M.C., Akabas, T.M., Greene, C.H., & Tester, J.W. (2012). Quantitative uncertainty analysis of life cycle assessment for algal biofuel production. Environmental Science & Technology, 47(2), 687-694.

Sills, D.L., & Gossett, J.M. (2012). Using FTIR spectroscopy to model alkaline pretreatment and enzymatic saccharification of six lignocellulosic biomasses. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 109(4), 894-903.

Sills, D.L., & Gossett, J.M. (2012). Using FTIR to predict saccharification from enzymatic hydrolysis of alkaliā€pretreated biomasses. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 109(2), 353-362.

Sills, D.L., & Gossett, J.M. (2011). Assessment of commercial hemicellulases for saccharification of alkaline pretreated perennial biomass. Bioresource Technology, 102(2),1389-1398.

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