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Rebecca Hanes

Senior Modeling and Analysis Engineer

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Rebecca Hanes is a member of the Resources and Sustainability Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

Mathematical and theoretical aspects of life cycle inventories
Economic and environmentally extended input-output analysis
Sustainable design and optimization of industrial processes and their life cycles

Research Interests

Industrial supply chain analysis with the Materials Flows through Industry (MFI) model
Integrating engineering, life cycle and economic models for sustainable design and optimization of processes, supply chains and life cycles
Interactions between macro-scale economic policies and meso-scale engineering decisions


Ph.D. in chemical engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2015
M.S. in chemical engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2014
M.S. in applied statistics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2013
B.S. in chemical engineering with a minor in mathematics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2010

Other Affiliations

Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Member, International Society for Industrial Ecology

Featured Publications

Hanes, Rebecca J. "Multidisciplinary modeling for sustainable engineering design and assessment." Doctoral dissertation, The Ohio State University, 2015.

Hanes, Rebecca J.and Bhavik R. Bakshi. "Sustainable process design by the process to planet framework." AIChE Journal (2015). Accepted. DOI: 10.1002/aic.14918.

Hanes, Rebecca J. and Bhavik R. Bakshi. "Process to planet: A multiscale modeling framework toward sustainable engineering." AIChE Journal (2015). Accepted. DOI: 10.1002/aic.14919.

Hanes, Rebecca J. and Bhavik R. Bakshi. "An Integrated Multiscale Modeling Framework for Sustainable Process Design Applications." Sustainability of Products, Processes and Supply Chains: Theory and Applications. Fenqi You, ed. (2015): 585-604.

Hanes, Rebecca J., Nathan B. Cruze, Prem K. Goel, and Bhavik R. Bakshi. "Allocation Games: Addressing the Ill-Posed Nature of Allocation in Life-Cycle Inventories." Environmental Science & Technology 49.13 (2015): 7996-8003.

Hanes, Rebecca, Bhavik R. Bakshi, and Prem K. Goel. "The use of regression in streamlined life cycle assessment." Paper presented at International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technologies, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.

Full list of Rebecca Hanes publications (NREL).