John Atkinson

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About the speaker

John D. Atkinson is an environmental engineering professor at the University at Buffalo, where he created the University’s most popular study abroad course and has been recognized as an Early Career Teacher of the Year, Outstanding Director, Experiential Learning Faculty Fellow, and Best Undergraduate Mentor.

His work is driven by an overarching desire to more sustainably produce and consume, resulting in a diverse portfolio of publications and seminars. With on-going funding from New York State and the U.S. National Science Foundation, as well as local industry, he is currently researching within the broad field of waste management, using life cycle analysis tools to investigate plastics and tire recycling, waste disposal options, and energy recovery. His work targets real-world problems that impact everyday life, aiming to make engineering more thoughtful and accessible.

John emboldens lifestyle changes that promote sustainability. He encourages his students to expand their comfort zones, holistically problem solve, and embrace their creativity through engineering design.​

Additional details

For this virtual event, we’ll be gathering via Zoom. Registered attendees will be emailed a protected link shortly before the event. New to Zoom? You’ll want to sign up for a free account ahead of time.

GIF from Lori Schkufza on BiC Giphy.

A sign interpreter is available, thanks to Deaf Access Services. To make arrangements, email us by the Wednesday before the event.

Photo from Beth Insalaco on CMbuf Flickr.