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Diana M. Byrne
Ph.D. Student in Environmental Engineering at UIUC
M.S. Civil Engineering from UIUC
B.S. Civil Engineering from Saint Louis University
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Diana's Bio and Research Description: Currently, Diana is researching how life cycle assessment (LCA) can be applied to meet the multiple sustainability demands of engineered water infrastructure systems (wastewater, drinking water, stormwater, and integrated urban water systems). Her previous research focused on advancing the environmental and economic sustainability of roadway drainage by connecting design decisions to environmental impacts across scales (local and global). Diana joined the Guest Group in 2013 after completing her undergraduate education at Saint Louis University. She is most interested in combining knowledge of water quantity and water quality to solve problems related to sustainable water management.

Selected Presentations: 
Byrne, D.M.; Grabowski, M.K.; Benitez, A.C.B.; Schmidt, A.; Guest, J.S. (Presentation) Sustainability trade-offs in the design of roadway drainage systems. 2016 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress; Environmental & Water Resources Institute; West Palm Beach, Fl; May 22-26, 2016.

Byrne, D.M.; Grabowski, M.K.; Benitez, A.C.B.; Schmidt, A.; Guest, J.S. (Poster) A comprehensive environmental and economic sustainability assessment of roadway drainage systems. Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors (AEESP) 2015 Conference. Yale University; New Haven, CT; June 13-16, 2015.

Byrne, D.M.; Mei, Y.; Guest, J.S.; Eckelman, M.J., Henderson, A.D. (Presentation) LCA as a Decision Support Tool for (Waste)Water Management: Navigating Trade-Offs Across Scales. LCA XIV; American Center for Life Cycle Assessment, San Francisco, CA; October 5-8, 2014.