Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Khanna, Vikas
Civil & Environmental Engr
Khanna, Vikas
Faculty
Assistant Professor
Office: 218G Benedum Hall
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PhD in Chemical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2004-2009

MS in Applied Statistics, The Ohio State University, 2005-2007

BE in Chemical Engineering, University Institute of Chemical Engineering Technology, Panjab University, 1997-2001

MS in Chemical Engineering, The Ohio State University

complex systems

industrial ecology

life cycle assessment

sustainability science and engineering

(2008) Third Place Poster Award, Gordon Research Conference on Industrial Ecology 2008, New London, NH.

(2008) Travel Scholarship, Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual meeting, Boston, MA.

(2008) Presidential Fellowship, The Ohio State University.

(2008) Third Place Award, Student Technical Paper Contest IEEE, International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, San Francisco, CA.

(2008) Chair's Travel Grant, Gordon Research Conference on Industrial Ecology 2008, New London, NH.

(2007) Christine Mirzayan National Academies Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship, Washington, DC.

(2007) First Place Award, Student Technical Paper Contest IEEE, International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, Orlando, FL.

(2005) American Chemical Society (ACS) Sponsorship for Summer School on Green Chemistry, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

(2004) University Fellowship, The Ohio State University.

(1998) Departmental Scholarship of Panjab University.

Khanna, V., and Campion, N., 2011, "Carbon Nanofibers: Evaluation of Life Cycle Environmental Impacts," To appear in in Nanofibers, T. Lin, ed., Intech.

Khanna, V., Hau, J.L., and Bakshi, B.R., "A multiscale, multiobjective, and thermodynamic approach for environmentally conscious process design," Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, Manuscript submitted for publication.

Dale, A., Vidic, R., Khanna, V., and Bilec, M., "Process Based Life-Cycle Assessment of Natural Gas from the Marcellus Shale," Environmental Science & Technology, Manuscript submitted for publication.

Hubler, B., Wang, S., and Khanna, V., "Rare Earth Oxide Production: An environmental life cycle evaluation," Under preparation, Manuscript submitted for publication.

Soratana, K., Khanna, V., and Landis, A., "Re-envisioning the Renewable Fuel Standard to minimize unintended consequences: a comparison of microalgal diesel with other biodiesels," Applied Energy, Manuscript submitted for publication.

Zaimes, G.G., and Khanna, V., ". Environmental life cycle evaluation of microalgal biomass production pathways," Environmental Science & Technology, Manuscript submitted for publication.

Zaimes, G.G., Borkowski, M.G., and Khanna, V., "Fuels from Microalgae: A life cycle thermodynamic evaluation," Under preparation., Manuscript submitted for publication.

Zaimes, G.G., Borkowski, M.G., and Khanna, V., In press, "Life-cycle Environmental Impacts of Biofuels and Coproducts," in Biofuels and Biorefineries- Recent Developments, Springer Verlang GmbH.

Khanna, V., Merugula, L., and Bakshi, B.R., 2012, "Environmental life cycle assessment of polymer nanocomposites," in Handbook of Polymer Nanocomposites - vol. 2 applications, G. Fengge, ed., Woodhead Publishing Ltd..

Borkowski, M.G., Zaimes, G.G., and Khanna, V., 2012, "Integrating LCA and thermodynamic analysis for sustainability assessment of algal biofuels: Comparison of Renewable Diesel vs. Biodiesel," IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Boston, MA.

Chopra, S.S., and Khanna, V., 2012, "Toward a network perspective for understanding resilience and Sustainability in industrial symbiotic networks," IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Boston, MA.

Merugula, L., Khanna, V., and Bakshi, B.R., 2012, "Reinforcing wind turbine blades- An environmental life cycle evaluation," Environmental Science & Technology, no.17, pp. 9785-9792.

Zaimes, G.G., Borkowski, M.G., and Khanna, V., 2011, "Biofuels from algae: comparative LCA of upgrading pathways," International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment, Chicago, IL.

Khanna, V., and Bakshi, B.R., 2010, "Integrated Multiscale modeling of economic-environmental systems for assessing biocomplexity of material use," IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Washington, DC.

Merugula, L.A., Khanna, V., and Bakshi, B.R., 2010, "Comparative life cycle assessment: reinforcing wind turbine blades with carbon nanofibers," IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Washington, DC.

Khanna, V., and Bakshi, B.R., 2009, "Carbon nanofiber reinforced polymer composites - evaluation of life cycle energy use," Environmental Science and Technology, no.6, pp. 2078-2084.

Khanna, V., and Bakshi, B.R., 2009, "Modeling the risks to complex industrial networks due to loss of natural capital," IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Phoenix, Arizona.

Khanna, V., Choi, J.K., Bakshi, B.R., and Haab, T.C., 2009, "Assessing the risks to complex industrial networks due to loss of natural capital and its implications to process design," Foundations of Computer- aided Process Design, Breckenridge, Colorado.

Khanna, V., Bakshi, B.R., and Lee, L.J., 2008, "Assessing life cycle environmental implications of polymer nanocomposites," IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, San Francisco, California.

Khanna, V., Bakshi, B.R., and Lee, L.J., 2008, "Carbon nanofibers: life cycle energy consumption and environmental impact (Special issue on nanotechnology and industrial ecology)," Journal of Industrial Ecology, no.3, pp. 394-410.

Khanna, V., Zhang, Y., Grubb, G.F., and Bakshi, B.R., 2008, "Assessing the life cycle environmental implications of nanomanufacturing - opportunities and challenges," in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - Environmental and Health Impacts, V.H. Grassian, ed., John Wiley and Sons, Inc..

Khanna, V., Bakshi, B.R., and Lee, L.J., 2007, "Life cycle energy analysis and environmental life cycle assessment of carbon nanofibers production," IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, Orlando, Florida.

Bakshi, B.R., Khanna, V., and Zhang, Y., 2006, "Evaluating the environmental life cycle aspects of emerging technologies - How can emergy analysis help?," Fourth Bienniel Emergy Research Conference, University of Florida, Gainsville, Florida.

Borkowski, M.G., and Khanna, V., 2012, "Evaluating environmental sustainability of microalgal biofuels: a life cycle thermodynamic view," American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

Borkowski, M.G., Zaimes, G.G., and Khanna, V., 2012, "Integrating LCA and thermodynamic analysis for sustainability assessment of algal biofuels: Comparison of Renewable Diesel vs. Biodiesel," IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Boston, MA.

Chopra, S.S., and Khanna, V., 2012, "Resilience in complex economic networks: insights from graph theory and input-output models," American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

Chopra, S.S., and Khanna, V., 2012, "Toward a network perspective for understanding resilience and Sustainability in industrial symbiotic networks," IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Boston, MA.

Zaimes, G.G., and Khanna, V., 2012, "Assessing the critical role of natural capital in microalgal biofuel production," American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

Khanna, V., and Bakshi, B.R., 2011, "Assessing risks due to loss of natural capital: the case of pollination services," American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Khanna, V., and Yang, F., 2011, "Environmental life cycle evaluation of biofuels produced via biomass fast pyrolysis," American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Merugula, L.A., Bakshi, B.R., and Khanna, V., 2011, "Life cycle energy analysis and midpoint assessment of multimegawatt wind turbines with polymer nanocomposite blade material," American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Yang, F., and Khanna, V., 2011, "Environmental life cycle evaluation of hydrocarbon biofuels," IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Chicago, IL.

Zaimes, G.G., Borkowski, M.G., and Khanna, V., 2011, "Biofuels from Algae: Comparative Environmental LCA of Upgrading Pathways," International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment, Chicago, IL.

Khanna, V., and Bakshi, B.R., 2010, "A multiscale and multiobjective optimization based approach for environmentally conscious process design," American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

Merugula, L., Khanna, V., and Bakshi, B.R., 2010, "Comparative life cycle assessment: reinforcing wind turbine blades with carbon nanofibers," IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Washington, DC.

Khanna, V., and Bakshi, B.R., 2009, "Integrated Multiscale Modeling of economic-environmental systems for assessing biocomplexity of material use," American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee.

Khanna, V., and Bakshi, B.R., 2009, "Modeling the risks to complex industrial networks due to loss of natural capital," IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Phoenix, Arizona.

Khanna, V., Choi, J., Bakshi, B.R., and Haab, T.C., 2009, "Assessing the risks to complex industrial networks due to loss of natural capital and its implications to process design," International Conference on Foundations of Computer- aided Process Design, Breckenridge, Colorado.

Khanna, V., and Bakshi, B.R., 2008, "A multiscale, multiobjective and thermodynamic framework for environmentally conscious process engineering," American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Khanna, V., and Bakshi, B.R., 2008, "Environmental life cycle evaluation of carbon nanofiber reinforced polymer nanocomposites," Gordon Research Conference on Industrial Ecology, New London, New Hampshire.

Khanna, V., and Bakshi, B.R., 2008, "Life cycle energetic evaluation of carbon nanofiber polymer composites," Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.

Khanna, V., and Bakshi, B.R., 2008, "Modeling technology transitions and risks using Input-Output framework," American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Khanna, V., Bakshi, B.R., and Lee, L.J., 2008, "Assessing life cycle environmental implications of polymer nanocomposites," IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, San Francisco, California.

Khanna, V., Bakshi, B.R., and Lee, L.J., 2007, "A comparative environmental life cycle study of polymer nanocomposites and conventional alternatives," American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Khanna, V., Bakshi, B.R., and Lee, L.J., 2007, "Life cycle energy analysis and environmental life cycle assessment of carbon nanofibers production," IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, Orlando, Florida.

Khanna, V., Bakshi, B.R., and Lee, L.J., 2007, "Vapor grown carbon nanofibers - a life cycle energy analysis and environmental impact assessment," International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) Conference, University of Toronto, Canada.

Bakshi, B.R., Lee, L.J., Khanna, V., Grubb, G.F., and Zhang, Y., 2007, "Evaluating the impacts of nanomanufacturing via thermodynamics and life cycle analysis," Interagency workshop on the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology, Washington DC.

Khanna, V., and Bakshi, B.R., 2006, "Environmental implications of nanotechnology via thermodynamics and LCA," PSIEC, Angola, Indiana.

Khanna, V., Bakshi, B.R., and Lee, L.J., 2006, "Environmental life cycle assessment of nanomanufacturing," National Science Foundation Site Visit, Columbus, Ohio.

Khanna, V., Bakshi, B.R., and Lee, L.J., 2006, "Life cycle energy analysis of carbon nanofibers," NSF and EPA Nanograntees Workshop, Arlington, VA.

Khanna, V., Bakshi, B.R., and Lee, L.J., 2006, "Towards a systems view in nanotechnology- life cycle analysis of nanoparticle synthesis," American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California.

Khanna, V., Bakshi, B.R., and Lee, L.J., 2006, "Vapor grown carbon nanofibers - a life cycle energy analysis and environmental impact assessment," International Conference on Nanotechnology Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Khanna, V., and Bakshi, B.R., 2005, "Environmental impacts of nanomanufacturing via thermodynamics and LCA.," American Chemical Society, Summer School on Green Chemistry, Mcgill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Khanna, V., and Bakshi, B.R., 2005, "Environmental implications of nanotechnology," Research Experience for Undergraduates, Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

Khanna, V., and Bakshi, B.R., "Integrated Multiscale modeling of economic-environmental systems for assessing biocomplexity of material use," IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Washington, DC.