Adam P. Sibal

Graduate Research Assistant
Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


Adam Sibal is a Ph.D. student in the Energy-Water-Environment Sustainability program in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. His research is centered on developing technoeconomic assessment (TEA) and life-cycle assessment (LCA) models for electrocatalytic co-conversion of point source captured CO2 and low-value regional feedstocks into value-added chemicals and fuels. Adam has a keen interest in the advancement and implementation of sustainable and equitable energy systems and chemical production.

Adam completed his M.S. in Engineering & Technology Management at Colorado School of Mines in 2015, and his B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 2014. Before coming to Illinois, Adam worked for 7 years on large onshore and offshore oil, gas, and liquified natural gas infrastructure projects as an Environmental and Process/Process Safety Engineer at ExxonMobil and Sempra Energy.

Adam enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, cooking, and woodworking.

Research Topics

  • Technoeconomic analysis
  • Life-cycle assessment
  • Distributed chemical processing


  • M.S. in Engineering and Technology Management, Colorado School of Mines, 2015
  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2014


  • Academic All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, 2011, 2013-2015
  • Collegiate Athletics All-American (2014), All-Colorado (2014), All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (2013, 2014)
  • Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout