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Editor in Chief: RAFFAELLO COSSU

After finishing her MS in Civil Engineering at the Rhenish-Westphalian Technical University in Aachen, Germany in 1985, UK completed her Ph.D. research at the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg, Germany, about source-separated food and yard waste collection and composting.
After staying on a few years as supervising engineer, in 1995, she joined the faculty in the environmental engineering program at Rutgers University refocusing her research on reducing life-cyle environmental impacts including with regard to land application of biosolids, food processing residuals and yard wastes, small-scale horse manure composting, landfill mining and run-off from stockpiles of various recycled materials.
More recently she expanded her research into green building infrastructure, urban metabolism and life-cycle assessment.
She has supervised numerous MS and Ph.D. students and published over 30 peer-reviewd journal articles. She sees her impact not in making the newest patentable invention or groundbreaking discovery, but in examining systems, bridging gaps and making connections between disciplines or between theory and application or between people to reduce the environmental impacts of human activities.