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Lauren Sittler

Researcher II-Environmental Engineering

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Lauren is a member of the Strategic Energy Analysis Center's Resources and Sustainability Group. She currently splits her time between research of two markets: biofuels and vehicular transportation.

Areas of Expertise

Lauren is currently working on the Automotive Deployment Projection Tool (ADOPT) as well as the Biomass Scenario Model (BSM). These projects employ MATLAB object-oriented programming and system dynamics modeling in STELLA. Lauren has a background in chemical engineering, public policy, and supply chain management.

Research Interests

Biofuel adoption logistics including production, supply chains, policies, and investment strategies

Sustainable transportation and technological advances in vehicular travel


MEng in Supply Chain Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 2018

Certificate in Sustainability, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA, 2018

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 2012

Double Major in Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 2012

Prior Work Experience

Energy Consulting Manager, PowerAdvocate, Boston, MA (2018–2019)

Chemical Process Engineer, Carnegie Strategic Design Engineers, Pittsburgh, PA (2014–2017)

Product Management Professional, Aspen Technology, Burlington, MA (2012–2014)

Featured Work

Sittler, L.E. 2018. A State-Level Capacity Utilization Analysis of the U.S. Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline System and Risk Management for a Gas-Fueled Nation. Masters Thesis. Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology.