Annick Anctil is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan State University. Her research focuses on design for the environment to ensure that all stages of the life cycle of a product are environmentally, economically and socially sustainable. The primary focus of her research is to establish the environmental impact of energy production, in particular for solar photovoltaics. She uses life-cycle assessment to identify critical steps in current technologies and guide greener alternatives by combining theoretical environmental assessment and experimental work. Some of her current work includes remanufacturing of used lithium-ion batteries from electric cars in second life applications, evaluating the net energy benefit of transparent photovoltaics in building integration, toxicity testing of solar modules, battery and other electronic wastes, and renewable energy planning for aging energy infrastructure.
She earned a bachelor and master’s degree in Materials Engineering and a Ph.D. in Sustainability. At MSU, she teaches classes on sustainability and life cycle assessment of energy technologies. She received the Withrow Teaching Award in 2020 and an NSF CAREER award in 2021 to work on the impact of the solar photovoltaics industry in the U.S.
Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan State University
Board Member, AWE
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