Rui Shi

Cofunded Faculty Member
Titles and Affiliations
Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering

Research Summary

Shi's research interests lie primarily at the interface between basic research and the sustainability of engineered and natural systems. In particular, her research focuses on prioritizing research and development pathways of transportation fuels, bioproducts, agricultural systems and food-energy-water systems by linking the traditional engineering metrics with sustainability analyses. Her work leads to the development of a sustainable-design platform and system-level environmental-impact analysis frameworks. These frameworks navigate trade-offs across technical, environmental, and economic dimensions.

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Recent Publications

BioSTEAM-LCA: An Integrated Modeling Framework for Agile Life Cycle Assessment of Biorefineries under Uncertainty

Shi, R. & Guest, J. S., Dec 28 2020, In: ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering. 8, 51, p. 18903-18914 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Analysis of Renewable Jet from Oilseed Feedstocks Replacing Fallow in the U.S. Northern Great Plains

Shi, R., Archer, D. W., Pokharel, K., Pearlson, M. N., Lewis, K. C., Ukaew, S. & Shonnard, D. R., Dec 2 2019, In: ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering. 7, 23, p. 18753-18764 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Life cycle assessment of novel technologies for algae harvesting and oil extraction in the renewable diesel pathway

Shi, R., Handler, R. M. & Shonnard, D. R., Jan 2019, In: Algal Research. 37, p. 248-259 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Land use change implications for large-scale cultivation of algae feedstocks in the United States Gulf Coast

Handler, R. M., Shi, R. & Shonnard, D. R., Jun 1 2017, In: Journal of Cleaner Production. 153, p. 15-25 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Life Cycle Water Footprint Analysis for Rapeseed Derived Jet Fuel in North Dakota

Shi, R., Ukaew, S., Archer, D. W., Lee, J. H., Pearlson, M. N., Lewis, K. C. & Shonnard, D. R., May 1 2017, In: ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering. 5, 5, p. 3845-3854 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Full Chain Life Cycle Assessment of Greenhouse Gases and Energy Demand for Canola-Derived Jet Fuel in North Dakota, United States

Ukaew, S., Shi, R., Lee, J. H., Archer, D. W., Pearlson, M., Lewis, K. C., Bregni, L. & Shonnard, D. R., May 2 2016, In: ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering. 4, 5, p. 2771-2779 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review