Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Professor Lastoskie's research interests are in sustainable energy and water systems. He holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Cornell University. He joined the University of Michigan's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2001, following appointments as a senior member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories and as a chemical engineering faculty member at Michigan State University. Professor Lastoskie conducts research on a number of subjects related to energy infrastructure systems and technology development, including novel nanostructured materials for carbon dioxide capture from combustion gases; carbon nanoborn adsorbents for hydrogen storage; and watershed modeling decision support tools to assist electric utilities in meeting their water resource needs for thermoelectric power generation.
Prof. Lastoskie is the co-recipient of a 2008 Center of Energy Excellence Award from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to conduct life cycle analysis of lithium batteries projected for use in extended range electric vehicles. His research has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, the National Institutes of Health, Sun Microsystems, and the W.M. Keck Foundation. He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award and the MSU Teacher-Scholar Award. In 2008, he was recognized by the Japan Carbon Society with its Award for Innovative Research. Professor Lastoskie has introduced new courses at U-M in multimedia environmental modeling and energy infrastructure systems. He has taught graduate courses at Dow Chemical in Midland and in the U-M College of Engineering Integrative Systems + Design (IS+D).