Marie-Odile Fortier, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction, is an expert on sustainability in arid lands. Her research focuses on climate change, energy infrastructure, and analyzing how much the carbon footprint of different renewable energy, fossil energy, and bioenergy systems varies by location.
Prior to joining UNLV in fall 2022, Fortier taught courses on sustainable energy at the University of California, Merced and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
In 2021, Fortier received a National Science Foundation CAREER award that supported her research in developing new geospatial methodology for energy life cycle assessments, to guide long-term planning of sustainable energy installations to lower climate change impacts.
- Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, University of Kansas
- B.S., Environmental Engineering, University of Florida
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