Our Team

Current Members

Sabbie A. Miller
B.S., 2005-2008, Washington University in St. Louis
M.S., 2009-2010, Stanford University
Ph.D., 2010-2014, Stanford University
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014-2016, University of California Berkeley
Research: Environmental impact assessment methods to mitigate ecological burdens of materials production, cementitious and polymeric composites, the valorization of biological and industrial byproduct streams in engineering alternative materials, and performance-driven materials discovery. (more information)

Patrick Cunningham
PhD student
B.S., 2014-2018, University of California Davis
M.S., 2018-2019, University of California Davis
Research: Experimental mechanics and environmental impact assessments of alternative cementitious materials focusing on binder systems that can valorize underutilized and waste mineral flows.


Elisabeth Van Roijen
PhD student
B.S., 2016-2020, Stony Brook University
Research: Environmental impact mitigation strategies for industrial materials production, material flow analysis of plastics, carbonation potential of materials.


Alyson Kim
PhD student
B.S., 2014-2018, University of California Los Angeles
M.S., 2020-2022, University of California Davis
Research: Environmental impact mitigation strategies for cementitious materials to support policy-driven climate goals, infrastructure materials resource efficiency.


Kelli Franza
MS student
B.S., 2015-2019, United States Coast Guard Academy
Research: Analysis of multi-objective optimization of concrete production and design in relation to their environmental impacts.



Daniel Tran
MS student
M.F.A., 2020-2021, University of California, Davis
A.S., 2019-2021, Sierra College
B.Arch,, 2000-2005, University of Southern California
Research: Alternative Building Materials & Methodologies, Microalgae Cultivation, Additive Manufacturing, CNC Technologies, Biodesign, Public Art, Decarbonization of Concrete.


Josefine Olson
B.S., 2015-2018, Chalmers University of Technology
M.S., 2019-2020, University of California Davis
Research: mitigation of greenhouse gas emission in structural design of reinforced concrete.


Scholarly Pup
Research: Squirrel behavior analysis




Past Members

Leah Brinkman (MS student)

Kanotha Kamau-Devers (PhD student)

Sonoko Ichimaru Watanabe (Postdoc)

Chao Fan (MS student)

Audrey Florman (undergraduate student)

Justin Caverly (undergraduate student)

Jacob Newman (undergraduate student)

Zachary Kortum (undergraduate student)

Darren Easterling (undergraduate student)

Haoting Pan (undergraduate student)

Bill Peralta (undergraduate student)

Angani Vigneswaran (undergraduate student)

Valerie Yanez (undergraduate student)