Anne Steinemann is Professor of Civil Engineering, and Chair of Sustainable Cities, at the University of Melbourne, Australia.  She is an internationally recognized expert in areas of engineering and sustainability, including (a) environmental pollutants, infrastructure systems, and health, and (b) drought, climate, and water management. Her recent research addresses indoor air quality, exposure assessment, consumer product analyses, drought planning and forecasting, hazard mitigation, and healthy buildings and communities.

Professor Steinemann works closely with industries, agencies, and the public to develop and apply research to practical problems. She brings an interdisciplinary approach to engineering sustainability, integrating her expertise in engineering with city and regional planning, climate and environmental science, economics, population health, law, and public policy.  She serves as adviser to governments and industries around the world, and has directed major federally funded research programs.  Her work has resulted in new federal and state legislation, agency policies, and industry practices.

Professor Steinemann has received the highest teaching awards at the college, university, and national levels.  She has published over 50 journal articles and two textbooks: Microeconomics for Public Decisions, and Exposure Analysis.  In addition to academic recognition, Professor Steinemann’s research and journal articles have received significant international media coverage, spanning more than 1,000 major newspapers, magazines, and broadcast stations across six continents.

Professor Steinemann’s previous positions include Program Manager at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego; Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Professor of Public Affairs, and Director of the Water Center, at the University of Washington; and Associate Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  She was also Visiting Professor at Stanford University, Florida Institute of Technology, and Linköping University in Sweden.  Dr. Steinemann received her Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University.

Article: "Volatile Emissions from Common Consumer Products [PDF]," published in Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health (2015)

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