Farhana Sharmin
  • Ph.D Student
Research Interests: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA); Sustainable Alternative material development; Energy Systems Modeling and Optimization

Farhana earned her Bachelor’s in Industrial and Production Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and her Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC Merced. After earning her undergraduate degree, she worked on energy resource management and developing climate change mitigation strategies with the International Center for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD). Then as a part of the Geospatial Energy Resources & Life Cycle Assessment (GERLCA) Research Group at UC Merced, Farhana conducted research on life cycle assessment of bioenergy conversion pathways and electricity from solar updraft towers. Currently, she is pursuing her doctoral degree in energy systems and is focusing her research on the life cycle assessment of pavement and alternative material development. Farhana hopes her research advancements and contributions will bring positive changes in the world.