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Syeda Mariya Absar

Environmental Sustainability and LCA Analyst, Eastern Research Group


Supervising Faculty: Ben Preston

Mariya Absar has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Lahore University of Management Sciences and a Masters degree in Environmental Management from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, which she received on a Fulbright Scholarship. Currently she is a Graduate Research Assistant in the Bredesen Center where she is pursuing an interdisciplinary doctoral degree in Energy Science and Engineering through a joint degree program between University of Tennessee and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where she is working on her dissertation at the Environmental Sciences Division and the Climate Change Science Institute as part of their Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability group. Her research involves studying the impacts of climate change on the energy water nexus and she is using socioeconomic scenarios analysis and life cycle assessment to inform future adaptation policies within these two sectors. Part of her dissertation research involves studying the carbon and water footprints of shale gas production in Texas and also carrying out a literature review of existing water scarcity indices and how they can be improved for application to smaller geographical scales.



Masters of Science in Environmental Management – Yale University - School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Bachelor of Science Honors in Computer Science - Lahore University of Management Sciences



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