Alexandra Victoria Tavasoli

Alexandra Victoria Tavasoli

Alexandra Tavasoli

Assistant Professor

BASc, PhD (University of Toronto); Postdoctoral Appointment (MIT)

website:  coming soon
office: CEME 2063

Research Interests

  • Industrial decarbonization
  • Community-based and/or distributed infrastructure
  • Chemical and material manufacturing processes

Alex’s research group, the Laboratory of Future Industry (LoFI), studies low-impact chemical and materials manufacturing systems that integrate sustainably into the earth’s natural ecology and our human social environment. LoFI’s research aims to: (1) identify the resource needs of the future low-carbon world; (2) understand the complex industrial ecosystems that enable the transformation of raw materials into economic and social value; (3) design and build innovative chemical and materials manufacturing processes to meet these needs; and (4) elucidate implementation strategies that lower the barriers facing the widespread adoption of these new industrial systems.

Current Projects

  • Chemical and materials manufacturing process design: Passive, modular, and distributed processes that enable the circular or low-carbon economy.
  • Solar-driven chemical manufacturing: Photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical capture and conversion of greenhouse gases into commodity chemicals.
  • Implementation strategies for low-carbon industrial processes: Techno-economic, life cycle, and social impact analyses that assess the value of different implementation scenarios for novel manufacturing processes.

Selected Publications

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