Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Industrial Engineering. 2000.
B.S. with Highest Honors University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Electrical Engineering. 1994.
The EASTlab (Environmental and Sustainable Technologies Laboratory) specializes in the design of technology systems that reduce environmental impact while advancing economic and societal objectives.
This includes the design of hardware and systems such as consumer products, manufacturing processes, and water treatment processes. It also includes the design of policy instruments and corporate strategies that allow environmentally beneficial products and processes to succeed in the marketplace with maximum economic efficiency for consumers, corporations, and taxpayers.
Since its establishment in 2000, the EASTlab has produced over 100 original scholarly publications while creating over $10 million in research and education programs. Graduates of the EASTlab are continuing the mission in academia, government, and industry.
Zhao, F ., Clarens, A.F., Hayes, K.F. Skerlos, S.J., 2007. “Evaluating Activation Conditions for Extreme Pressure Additives in Metalworking Fluids using the Thread Forming Test", Transactions of NAMRI/SME , v35, July 27, 2007, p 351-358 .
Zhao, F ., Clarens, A.F., Skerlos, S.J., 2006, “Optimization of Metalworking Fluid Microemulsion Surfactant Concentrations for Microfiltration Recycling”, Environmental Science and Technolo gy, v41, n3, Feb 1, 2007, pp. 1016-1023.
Clarens, A.F., Vittorini, A., Lamiman, B., Bourkouris, K., Pariseau. J., Pandian, P., Skerlos, S.J., 2006, "AWARE@home: A Case Study in Technological Design to Promote Environmental Conservation in the American Home", Journal of Green Building, v1, n4, pp. 3-19.
Zhao, F ., Clarens, A.F., Murphrey, A., Hayes, K.F., Skerlos, S.J., 2006,“Structural Aspects of Surfactant Selection for the Design of Vegetable Oil Semi-Synthetic Metalworking Fluids”, Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 40, No. 24, Dec 15, 2005, pp.7930-7937
Clarens, A.F. , Hayes, K.F., Skerlos, S.J., 2006. “Feasibility of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Metalworking Fluids" Journal of Manufacturing Processes, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2006, pp.47-53.