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Cailin Buchanan


Research Assistant

  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan (expected 2022)
  • M.S.E. Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2018
  • M.S. Sustainable Systems, University of Michigan, 2018
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2016
Research Interests

Cailin’s research was related to evaluating the fuel savings and environmental impacts of lightweighting shipping containers on a variety of vehicle modes, ranging from freight trucks to container ships. She developed a model that uses life cycle assessment tools to analyze the influence that mode and distance have on the degree to which lightweighting impacts freight transportation life cycle burdens. Her thesis work was published in Transportation Research Part D: Transportation and the Environment. She is now pursuing her PhD in Chemical Engineering at U-M, studying redox flow battery systems.