Lucas Henneman

CEIE assistant professor Lucas Henneman
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Assistant Professor, Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering

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Campus: Fairfax
Building: Nguyen Engineering Building
Room 2133

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Lucas Henneman’s research focuses on air pollution and health. He is most interested in telling success stories—for example, about how environmental regulations have improved our air quality and health—and the opportunities to create more success stories by identifying air pollution sources that make people sick. His day-to-day research leverages large datasets and computer models to track pollution after it’s emitted to where it is breathed in by people like us. For example, he found that emission reductions at coal power plants over the last twenty years have left the entire country healthier and increased life expectancy.

Henneman studied environmental engineering through his PhD and then landed a job in public health right after graduation. Through the experience, he learned the importance of communicating complex environmental phenomena to a multidisciplinary audience. He is passionate about giving students the tools they’ll need to measure, model, and communicate information about the environment so that they can lead the world to a healthier future.


  • PhD, Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Master of Science, Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science, Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Research Interests:

  • Air quality
  • Health and equity using computer models and large datasets


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