Environmental Engineer, Argonne National Laboratory[she/her/hers]
Dr. Lauren Valentino is an Environmental Engineer in the Applied Materials Division at Argonne National Laboratory. She leads the Bioprocessing Separations Consortium, a multi-national laboratory collaborative effort that is supported by U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office and aims to address technical challenges associated with cost-effective production of biofuels and bioproducts. At Argonne, Lauren is working to address the challenges associated with clean and sustainable water and energy supplies. More specifically, her research focuses on material and technology development for various separation applications, including desalination, product/resource recovery, and carbon dioxide capture. Lauren completed her B.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a minor in Chemistry in 2011, M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering in 2013, and Ph.D. degree in Environmental Engineering in 2017, all at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.