Dr. Kirti Yenkie’s research focuses on leveraging Process Systems Engineering principles in the areas of Environmental Sustainability and Healthcare. She teaches Process Control, Thermodynamics, and Process Optimization courses at Rowan University and leads the Sustainable Design and Systems Medicine lab. Her teaching methodology to incorporate computational tools for explaining theoretical concepts led to her selection as one of the 20 Outstanding Young Chemical Engineering Educators by the CACHE (Computer Aids for Chemical Engineering) Committee in 2019. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois (Chicago, IL), M. Tech (Chem. Engg.) from IIT Bombay and B. Tech (Chem. Engg.) from Laxminarayan Institute of Technology, Nagpur. She has postdoctoral research experiences from University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Delaware. Her PhD work on IVF (in-vitro fertilization) modeling and hormonal dosing policy prediction was awarded the Best Research on Women and Gender studies at UIC. Her ongoing research projects on green engineering, solvent recovery, optimizing lube-oil operations, and wastewater asset management are funded by the USEPA, ExxonMobil, AstraZeneca, and Atlantic County Utilities Authority. She is an active member of the AIChE and currently serves on the Executive Committees of the AIChE-Environmental Division, Sustainable Engineering Forum, and the Academic Subcommittee of the AIChE-Delaware Valley Section.