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Thomas Theis, PhD

Professor and Director, The Institute for Environmental Science and Policy

Civil, Materials, and Environmental Engineering


Building & Room:

530 SPHW


2121 West Taylor Street, MC 673, Chicago, IL, 60612

Office Phone:

(312) 996-1081

Selected Publications

  1. Hicks, Andrea L. and Thomas L. Theis (2013). “Residential energy-efficient lighting adoption survey.” Energy Efficiency DOI 10.1007/s12053-013-9226-6
  2. Hicks, Andrea L. and Thomas L. Theis (2013). “An agent based approach to the potential for rebound resulting from evolution of residential lighting technologies.” Int J Life Cycle Assess DOI 10.1007/s11367-013-0643-8
  3. Cynthia Klein-Banai, Thomas L. Theis (2013). “Quantitative analysis of factors affecting greenhouse gas emissions at institutions of higher education.”Journal of Cleaner Production, Available online 12 July 2011, ISSN 0959-6526, 10.1016/j.jclepro.2011.06.004. (
  4. Brecheisen, T. and T. Theis (2013). “The Chicago Center for Green Technology: Life-cycle Assessment of a Brownfield Redevelopment Project.” Environ. Res. Lett. 8 (2013) 015038 (13pp).


Ph.D. (Environmental Engineering) University of Notre Dame Dissertation title: “The Stabilization of Ferrous Iron by Natural Organic Compounds in Oxygen-Rich Environments” Advisor: Dr. Philip C. Singer

M.S. (Environmental Engineering) University of Notre Dame

B.S. (Civil Engineering) University of Notre Dame