Madhu Khanna | AIChE

Madhu Khanna

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Madhu Khanna is the ACES Distinguished Professor of Environmental Economics in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics and Associate Director of the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is also the Theme Leader for the Sustainability Theme in the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Her research examines the incentives for adoption of efficiency-enhancing technologies, their potential for protecting the environment and the design and implications of alternative policies to induce adoption. 

She has co-authored more than 150 papers, chapters and reports and co-edited two volumes of the Handbook of Bioenergy Economics and Policy. She has served as a member of the Science Advisory Board of the US Environmental Protection Agency and on the Board of Directors of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and the South Asian Network of Development and Environmental Economists. She has held editorial positions at several environmental and agricultural economics journals, including the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. She is currently a subject editor of GCB Bioenergy and a member of the USDOE/USDA Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. She is a Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, a University of Illinois Scholar and a Leopold Leadership Fellow of the Woods Institute at Stanford University.