Julie Zimmerman

Julie Zimmerman

Vice Provost for Planetary Solutions, Professor of Green Engineering, Assistant Director for Research at Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering

Dr. Julie Zimmerman is an internationally recognized engineer whose work is focused on advancing innovations in sustainable technologies. Dr. Zimmerman holds joint appointments as a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering and School of the Environment (YSE) at Yale University. She also serves as Yale's Vice Provost for Planetary Solutions and as the Deputy Director of Center for Green Chemistry & Green Engineering at Yale. Her pioneering work established the fundamental framework for her field with her seminal publications on the “Twelve Principles of Green Engineering” in 2003. The framework is guiding the innovation of products and processes in academia and industry including her own research group on topics that include breakthroughs for the integrated biorefinery, designing safer chemicals and (nano)materials, novel (nano)materials for water treatment, and analyses of the water-energy nexus. Professor Zimmerman is the co-author of the textbook, Environmental Engineering: Fundamentals, Sustainability, Design that is used in the engineering programs at leading universities domestically and abroad. In addition, Dr. Zimmerman is an Associate Editor for Environmental Science and Technology, is a Member of the Connecticut Academy of Sciences, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Prior to coming to Yale University, Dr. Zimmerman was a program manager at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where she established the national sustainable design competition, P3 (People, Prosperity, and Planet) Award, which has engaged thousands of students from hundreds of universities across the U.S. since its inception in 2004. Dr. Zimmerman earned her B.S. from the University of Virginia and her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan jointly from the School of Engineering and the School of Natural Resources and Environment.   

This professor is accepting doctoral students

  • B.Sc. University of Virginia
  • M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Michigan