Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Gilbertson, Leanne Marie
Civil & Environmental Engr, Chem/Petroleum Engineering
Gilbertson, Leanne Marie
Assistant Professor
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Postdoctoral Training in , Yale University, 2014-2015

PhD in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Yale University, 2009-2014

MA, MPhil in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Yale University, 2009-2012

BA in Chemistry, Hamilton College, 2003-2007

Environmental engineering

Life cycle assessment

Sustainable material design

Sustainable nanotechnology

(2014) Harding Bliss Prize for Excellence in Engineering and Applied Science.

(2014) Yale-Jefferson Public Service Award.

(2012) National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.

(2010) ACS Green Chemistry Institute Ciba Travel Award.

(2010) National Science Foundation Scholar Conference Travel Award.

(2010) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) STAR Fellowship.

(2007) George Watson's College Teaching Fellowship.

(2007) Phi Beta Kappa.

(2007) Undergraduate Student Award from the NY Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.

Gilbertson, L., Melnikov, F., Wehmas, L., Anastas, P.T., Tanguay, R., and Zimmerman, J.B., 2015, "Toward Safer Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Design: Establishing a Statistical Model that Relates Surface Charge and Embryonic Zebrafish Mortality.," Nanotoxicology.

Gilbertson, L., Zimmerman, J.B., Plata, D.L., Hutchison, J.E., and Anastas, P.T., 2015, "DesigningNanomaterials to Maximize Performance and Minimize Implications Guided by the Principles ofGreen Chemistry.," Chemical Society Reviews, vol.44, pp. 5758-5777.

Gilbertson, L.M., Wender, B.A., Zimmerman, J.B., and Eckelman, M.J., 2015, "Coordinating Modeling and Experimental Research of Engineered Nanomaterials to Improve Life Cycle Assessment Studies.," Environmental Science: Nano.

Azoz, S., Exarhos, A.L., Marquez, A., Gilbertson, L., Nejati, S., Cha, J.J., Zimmerman, J.B., Kikkawa, J.M., and Pfefferle, L.D., 2015, "Highly Conductive Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Thin Films Preparation by Direct Alignment on Substrates from Water Dispersions.," Langmuir, vol.31, no.3, pp. 1155-1163.

Hicks, A., Gilbertson, L., Yamani, J.S., Zimmerman, J.B., and Theis, T., 2015, ""Life Cycle PaybackEstimates of Nano-Silver Enabled Textiles Under Different Silver Loading, Release, and LaunderingScenarios Informed by Literature Review.," Environmental Science and Technology, vol.49, no.13, pp. 7529-7542.

Gilbertson, L., Busnaina, A.A., Isaacs, J., Zimmerman, J.B., and Eckelman, M.J., 2014, "Life Cycle Impacts and Benefits of a Carbon Nanotube-Enabled Chemical Gas Sensor.," Environmental Science and Technology, vol.48, no.19, pp. 11360-11368.

Gilbertson, L.M., Goodwin, D.G., Taylor, A.D., Pfefferle, L.D., and Zimmerman, J.B., 2014, "Towards Tailored Functional Design of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (MWNTs): Electrochemical and Antimicrobial Activity Enhancement via Oxidation and Selective Reduction.," Environmental Science and Technology, vol.48, no.10, pp. 5938-5945.

Pasquini, L.M., Sekol, R.C., Taylor, A.D., Pfefferle, L.D., and Zimmerman, J.B., 2013, "Realizing Comparable Oxidative and Cytotoxic Potential of Single- and Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes through Annealing.," Environmental Science and Technology, vol.47, no.15, pp. 8775-8783.

Pasquini, L.M., Hashmi, S.M., Sommer, T.J., Elimelech, M., and Zimmerman, J.B., "Impact of Surface Functionalization on Bacterial Cytotoxicity of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes," Environmental Science and Technology, vol.46, no.11, pp. 6297-6305.