Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Khanna, Vikas
Civil & Environmental Engr
Khanna, Vikas
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

(2016) 2015 Best Papers of Environmental Science and Technology, First Runner-up Award

(2013) Selected to US National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium held in Irvine, CA

(2008) Presidential Fellowship, The Ohio State University

(2008) Third Place Poster Award, Gordon Research Conference on Industrial Ecology

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

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

S. Tavakkoli, O. Lokare, R.D. Vidic, and V. Khanna. Systems-level analysis of waste heat recovery opportunities from natural gas compressor stations in the U.S., accepted, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 2016, 4(7), 3618-3626.

S.S. Chopra, T. Dillon, M.M. Bilec, and V. Khanna. A Network-based Framework for Assessing Infrastructure Resilience: A Case Study of London Metro System, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 13:118, 2016.

S.S. Chopra, B.R. Bakshi, and V. Khanna. Economic dependence of U.S. industrial sectors on animal-mediated pollination service, Environmental Science & Technology, 49(24): 14441–14451, 2015.

G.G. Zaimes, N. Vora, S.S. Chopra, A.E. Landis, and V. Khanna. Design of sustainable biofuel processes and supply chains: challenges and opportunities, Processes, 3:634-663, 2015.

G.G. Zaimes, K. Soratana, C.L. Harden, A.E. Landis, and V. Khanna. Biofuels via fast pyrolysis of perennial grasses: A life cycle evaluation of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, Environmental Science & Technology, 49(16): 10007-10018, 2015.

J.A. Vendries, T.R. Hawkins, J. Marriott, H.S. Matthews, V. Khanna, Disaggregating the power generation sector for input-output life-cycle assessment, Journal of Industrial Ecology, 19(4): 666-675, 2015.

S.S. Chopra and V. Khanna. Interconnectedness and interdependencies of critical infrastructures in the U.S. economy: Implications for Resilience, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 436 (2015): 865-877.

G.G. Zaimes, B. Hubler, S. Wang, and V. Khanna. Environmental life cycle perspective on rare earth oxide production, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 2015, 3(2), 237-244.

K. Soratana, C.L. Hardin, G.G. Zaimes, D. Rasutis, C.L. Antaya, V. Khanna, A.E. Landis, The role of sustainability and life cycle thinking in U.S. biofuels policies, Energy Policy, 2014, 75, 316-226.

G.G. Zaimes and V. Khanna. Assessing the critical role of ecological goods and services in microalgal biofuel life cycles, RSC Advances, 2014, 4 (85), 44980 – 44990.

S.S. Chopra and V. Khanna. Understanding resilience in industrial symbiosis networks: Insights from network analysis, Journal of Environmental Management, 141 (2014): 86-94.

G.G. Zaimes and V. Khanna. The role of allocation and coproducts in environmental evaluation of microalgal biofuels: How important?, Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 7 (2014): 247-256.

G.G. Zaimes and V. Khanna. Environmental sustainability of emerging algal biofuels: A comparative life cycle evaluation of algal biodiesel and renewable diesel, Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, 32(4): 926-936, 2013.

K. Soratana, V. Khanna, and A. Landis, Re-envisioning the Renewable Fuel Standard to minimize unintended consequences: a comparison of microalgal diesel with other biodiesels. Applied Energy, 112(2013), 194-204.

G.G. Zaimes and V. Khanna. Environmental life cycle evaluation of microalgal biomass production pathways, Biotechnology for Biofuels, 2013, 6:88.

Dale, V. Khanna, R. Vidic, and M. Bilec, Process Based Life-Cycle Assessment of Natural Gas from the Marcellus Shale. Environmental Science & Technology, 47(10): 5459-5466, 2013.