Julie Zimmerman

Associate Professor of Green Engineering, Assistant Director for Research at Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering

Selected Publications


Soh, L.; Curry, J.; Beckman, E. J.; Eckelman, M. J.; Zimmerman, J. B. “Towards more energy efficient biodiesel production via transesterification using supercritical carbon dioxide and methanol: A study on system phase behavior”, ChemSusChem, in press.


Kostal, J.; Voutchkova-Kostal, A.; Weeks, B.; Zimmerman, J. B.; Anastas, P. T. “A Free Energy Approach to the Prediction of Olefin and Epoxide Mutagenicity and Carcinogenicity”, Chemical Research in Toxicology, in press.


Matus, K.J.M.; Clark, W.C.; Anastas, P.T.; Zimmerman, J. B. "Barriers to the Implementation of Green Chemistry in the United States", Environmental Science and Technology, 46, 20, 10892–10899, 2012.


Beach, E. S.; Eckelman, M. J.; Cui, Z.; Brentner, L.; Zimmerman, J. B., “Preferential technological and life cycle environmental performance of chitosan flocculation for harvesting of the green algae Neochloris oleoabundans”, Bioresource Technology, 121, 445–449, 2012.


Yamani, J.S; Zimmerman, J.B.Enhanced arsenic removal using mixed metal oxide impregnated chitosan beads”, Water Research, 46, 14, 4427-4434, 2012.


Pasquini, L.M.; Hashmi, S.M.; Sommer, T.J.; Elimelech, M.; Zimmerman, J.B.Impact of Surface Functionalization on Bacterial Cytotoxicity of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes”, Environmental Science and Technology, 46, 11, 6297-6305, 2012.


Voutchkova, A. M.; Kostal, J.; Connors, K.; Brooks, B.; Anatas, P. T.; Zimmerman, J. B. Towards Rational Molecular Design for Reduced Chronic Aquatic Toxicity”, Green Chemistry, 14, 4, 1001-1008, 2012.


Matus, K. J.M.; Xiao, X; Zimmerman, J. B., Green chemistry and green engineering in China: drivers, policies and barriers to innovation. Journal of Cleaner Production, 32, 193-203, 2012.


Quale, J.; Eckelman, M. J.; Williams, K. W.; Sloditskie, G.; Zimmerman, J.B. Construction Matters: Comparing Environmental Impacts of Building Modular and Conventional Homes in the United States”, Journal of Industrial Ecology, 16, 2, 243-253, 2012.

Foley, P.; Kermanshahi pour, A.; Beach, E.S.; Zimmerman, J.B. Derivation and Synthesis of Renewable Surfactants. Chemical Society Reviews, 2011, Advanced article published online.

Brentner, L. B.; Eckelman, M. J.; Zimmerman, J. B., Combinatorial life cycle assessment to inform process design of industrial production of algal biodiesel. Environmental Science & Technology, 45 (16), 7060-7067, 2011.

Foley, P. M.; Phimphachanh, A.; Beach, E. S.; Zimmerman, J. B.; Anastas, P. T., Linear and Cyclic C-Glycosides as Surfactants. Green Chemistry, 13 (2), 321-325, 2011.

Foley, P. M.; Beach, E. S.; Zimmerman, J. B., Algae as a source of renewable chemicals: opportunities and challenges. Green Chemistry, 13 (6), 1399-1405, 2011.

Miller, S. M.; Spaulding, M.; Zimmerman, J. B., Optimization of capacity and kinetics for a novel bio-based arsenic sorbent,TiO2-impregnated chitosan bead. Water Research, 45 (17), 5745-5754, 2011.

Mulvihill, M. J.; Beach, E. S.; Zimmerman, J. B.; Anastas, P. T., Green Chemistry and Green Engineering: A Framework for Sustainable Technology Development. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 36, 271-293, 2011.

Soh, L.; Conners, K. A.; Brooks, B. W.; Zimmerman, J. B., Fate of Sucralose through Environmental and Water Treatment Processes and Impact on Plant Indicator Species. Environmental Science & Technology, 45 (4), 1363-1369, 2011.

Soh, L.; Zimmerman, J. B., Biodiesel Production Potential of Algal Lipids Extracted with Supercritical Carbon Dioxide. Green Chemistry, 13 (6), 1422-1429, 2011.

Voutchkova, A. M.; Kostal, J.; Steinfeld, J. B.; Emerson, J. W.; Brooks, B. W.; Anastas, P. T.; Zimmerman, J. B., Towards rational molecular design: derivation of property guidelines for reduced acute aquatic toxicity. Green Chemistry, 13 (9), 2373-2379, 2011.

Boyle, C.; Mudd, G.; Mihelcic, J. R.; Anastas, P. T.; Collins, T.; Culligan, P.; Edwards, M.; Gabe, J.; Gallagher, P.; Handy, S.; Kao, J.; Krumdieck, S.; Lyles, L. D.; Mason, I.; Mcdowall, R.; Pearce, A.; Riedy, C.; Russell, J.; Schnoor, J. L.; Trotz, M.; Venables, R.; Zimmerman, J. B.; Fuchs, V.; Miller, S. M.; Page, S.; Reeder-Emery, K., Delivering Sustainable Infrastructure that Supports the Urban Built Environment. Environmental Science & Technology, 44, 4836-4840, 2010.

Brentner, L.B.; Peccia, J.; Zimmerman, J. B., Challenges in Developing Biohydrogen as a Sustainable Energy Source. Environmental Science and Technology, 44 (7), 2243-2254, 2010.

Klein, A. P.; Beach, E. S.; Emerson, J. W.; Zimmerman, J. B., Accelerated Solvent Extraction of Lignin from Aleurites moluccana (Candlenut) Nutshells. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 58 (18), 10045-10048, 2010.

Matus, K. J. M.; Zimmerman, J. B.; Beach, E., A Proactive Approach to Toxic Chemicals: Moving Green Chemistry Beyond Alternatives in the "Safe Chemicals Act of 2010". Environmental Science & Technology, 44 (16), 6022-6023, 2010.

Miller, S. M.; Zimmerman, J. B., Novel, bio-based, photoactive arsenic sorbent: TiO2-impregnated chitosan bead. Water Research, 44 (19), 5722-5729, 2010.

Mo, W.; Nasiri, F.; Eckelman, M. J.; Zhang, Q.; Zimmerman, J. B., Measuring the Embodied Energy in Drinking Water Supply Systems: A Case Study in The Great Lakes Region. Environmental Science & Technology, 44 (24), 9516-9521, 2010.

Vanasupa, L.; Burton, R.; Solk, J.; Zimmerman, J. B.; Leifer, L.; Anastas, P.T., The Systemic Correlation between Mental Models and Sustainable Design: Implications for Engineering Educators, International Journal of Engineering Education, 26 (2), 438-450, 2010.

Voutchkova, A.M.; Ferris, L.A.; Zimmerman, J. B.; Anastas, P.T., Toward Molecular Design for Hazard Reduction –Fundamental Relationships Between Chemical Properties and Toxicity, Tetrahedron, 66 (5), 1031-1039, 2010.

Zimmerman, J. B.; Anastas, P. T., Integrating Green Engineering into Engineering Curricula. In Green Chemistry Education: Changing the Course of Chemistry. Anastas, P. T.; Levy, Irvin J.; Parent, Kathryn E. eds., American Chemical Society, 137-146, 2009.

Clarens, A.F.; Zimmerman, J. B., Keoleian, G.A.; Hayes, K.F.; Skerlos, S.J., Comparison of life cycle emissions and energy consumption for environmentally adapted metalworking fluid systems. Environmental Science and Technology, 42 (22), 8534-8540, 2008.

Eckelman, M.J.; Anastas, P.T.; Zimmerman, J. B., Spatial assessment of net mercury emissions from the use of fluorescent bulbs. Environmental Science and Technology, 42 (22), 8564–8570, 2008.

Eckelman, M. J.; Zimmerman, J. B.; Anastas, P.T., E-factor Analysis of Several Nanomaterial Syntheses. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 12 (3), 316-328, 2008.

Miller, S.; Fugate, E.; Craver, V.; Smith, J.A.; Zimmerman, J. B., Toward Understanding the Efficacy and Mechanism of Opuntia spp. as a Natural Coagulant for Potential Applications in Water Treatment. Environmental Science and Technology, 42 (12), 4274-4279, 2008.

Zimmerman, J. B.; Mihelcic, J.R.; Smith, J.A., Global Stressors on Water Quality and Quantity, Environmental Science and Technology, 42 (12), 4247-4254, 2008.

Mihelcic, J.; Zimmerman, J. B.; Ramaswami, A.,  Integrating Developed and Developing World Knowledge into Global Discussions and Strategies for Sustainability. Part I: Science and Technology. Environmental Science and Technology, 41 (10), 3415-3421, 2007.

Ramaswami, A.; Zimmerman, J. B.; Mihelcic, J., Integrating Developed and Developing World Knowledge into Global Discussions and Strategies for Sustainability. Part II: Economics, Commerce and Governance. Environmental Science and Technology, 41 (10), 3422-3430, 2007.

Zimmerman, J.B.; Vanegas, J.A., Using Sustainability Education to Enable the Increase of Diversity in Science, Engineering, and Technology Related Disciplines. International Journal of Engineering Education, 23 (2), 242-253, 2007.

Zimmerman, J.B. (invited), EPA's P3 - People, Prosperity, and Planet – Award, Sustainability:  Science, Practice, and Policy, 1 (2), 2005.

Zimmerman, J.B.; Anastas, P.T. (invited), Approaches to Innovations in the Aerospace Sector through Green Engineering and Green Chemistry, SAE Transactions, Journal of Aerospace, 114 (1), 987-993, 2005.

Zimmerman, J. B.; Skerlos, S. J.; Hayes, K. F., Influence of Ion Accumulation on the Emulsion Stability and Machining Performance of Two Semi- Synthetic Metalworking FluidsEnvironmental Science and Technology, 38 (8), 2482-2490, 2004.

Design through the Twelve Principles of Green Engineering
, Paul Anastas, Julie Zimmerman, Environmental Science and Technology, 37 (5), 94A-101A, 2003.

Applying the Principles of Green Engineering to Cradle-to-Cradle Design
, W. McDonough, M. Braungart, Paul Anastas, Julie Zimmerman, Environmental Science and Technology, 37 (23), 434A-441A, 2003.

Zimmerman, J.B.; Clarens, A. F., Skerlos, S. J.; Hayes, K. F., Design of Emulsifier Systems for Petroleum- and Bio-based Semi-Synthetic Metalworking Fluid Stability Under Hardwater Conditions. Environmental Science and Technology, 37 (23), 5278-5288, 2003.

Zimmerman, J. B.; Takahashi, S.; Hayes, K. F.; Skerlos, S.J., Experimental and statistical design considerations for economical evaluation of metalworking fluids using the Tapping Torque Test. Lubrication Engineering, 59 (3), 17-24, 2003.

Cowell, M. A.; Zimmerman, J. B.; Kibbey, T. C. G.; Hayes, K. F., Influence of Surfactant and Organic Liquid Properties on the Partitioning of Surfactants into Nonaqueous Phase Organic Liquids.  Environmental Science and Technology, 34 (8), 1583-1588, 2000.

Zimmerman, J. B.; Kibbey, T. C. G.; Cowell, M. A.; Hayes, K. F., Partitioning of Ethoxylated Nonioinc Surfactants into Nonaqueous Phase Organic Liquids:  Influence on Solubilization Behavior. Environmental Science and Technology, 33 (1), 169-176, 1999.