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Nasrin R. Khalili

Adjunct Professor

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IIT Tower, 18D3-2



PH.D., Illinois Institute of Technology, Environmental Engineering
M.S.P.H., Tehran University, Iran, Environmental Engineering
B.Sc., Tehran University, Iran, Chemistry


INTM 561 Energy Options for Industry


Sustainable Environmental Management Systems and Supply Chain Management


Dr. Khalili has more than 10 years of experience than 10 years of experience conducting research and teaching in the areas of environmental management and business decision-making.

Her specializations include synthesis and development of catalysts and adsorbents for removal of pollutants from industrial waste streams, and analysis of environmental economics and cost valuations for sustainability projects, and development of energy portfolios models for rural areas.  She has also designed and copyrighted a computer program -- “Environmental Attribute Calculator” (EAC) -- to assist energy management programs at a wide range of industrial and commercial buildings.  She holds two patents, and contributed to the design of an award winning water purification system called "KlarAqua".

Dr. Khalili's achievements include designing environmental management systems for industry, industrial carbon and water footprinting, carbon emission management, development of sustainable energy management tools and programs, analysis of the CDM projects and their impact on sustainable development.

Her significant body of research includes:

  • Multi-Criterion Decision-Making Models for Sustainability
  • Sustainable Environmental Management System (SEMS) Designs 
  • Design of Pollution Prevention/Clean Production Strategies
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management


Dr. Khalili has two patents for designing new processes for converting waste sludge to activated carbon and a catalyst to remove NOx. 


Author, Practical Sustainability: From Grounded Theory to Emerging Strategies (2011), a workbook for minimizing exposure to emissions released during cleaning up at gas utility sites (2002)


More than 40 refereed publications and peer reviewed conference proceedings.  Recent publications.

Industry Title 

Associate Professor of Environmental Management, IIT Stuart School of Business