Jennifer C. Nugent

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

jnugent2@illinois.edu

Biography

Jenni Nugent is a Ph.D. student in the Water Resources Engineering and Science area in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She studies embedded resources accounting in a spatial and temporal context. She completed her M.S. in Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2020, where her research focused on quantifying life-cycle impacts of building-scale cooling systems, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory.

Jenni completed her B.S. in Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2019, where she was active in Engineering Council, including leadership roles for Engineering Open House. Jenni enjoys painting and knitting, and has a remarkable green thumb with over 40 houseplants.

Research Topics

  • Life-cycle impact assessment
  • Water and energy systems analysis

Education

  • M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019

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