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Dr. Annick Anctil

Dr. Anctil is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan State University since August 2014.

Dr. Anctil 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. To ensure the long-term success of the solar industry, the potential negative impacts associated with current and future systems must be minimized throughout all stages from material extraction to end-of-life disposal. She uses process based life-cycle assessment (LCA) to identify critical steps in current technologies and guide greener alternatives by combining theoretical environmental assessment and experimental work.

Dr. Anctil earned a bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, a master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Sustainability from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Global research interest

  • Environmental benefits of solar energy
  • Energy
  • Pollution prevention
  • Sustainability

Geographic focus

  • West Africa
  • India

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