Vyom Thakker

About this SPEAKER

Vyom is a Senior Research Specialist for the Machine Learning, Optimization and Statistics (MiLOS) team at The Dow Chemical Company.

He completed his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering with a dual M.S. degree in Operations Research at The Ohio State University in December 2022. While being advised by Professor Bhavik R. Bakshi, he worked on his dissertation research, titled: "Designing Life-cycle Networks, Innovation Roadmaps & Chemical Reaction Pathways for a Carbon-Neutral and

Sustainable Circular Economy."

He possesses experience in building efficient optimization formulations and applying data science models for environmental sustainability and carbon-neutrality. As part of his PhD research, he has built frameworks to

(i) design 'cradle-to-cradle' value-chain networks for products using large life-cycle inventory datasets,

(ii) integrate reaction network design for green chemistry with hybrid LCA, and

(iii) generate a climate action roadmap towards a net-zero emissions future by screening innovations and forecasting adoption readiness of next-generation technologies.

At Dow, he continues to develop models and methods to guide strategic decision-making towards Sustainability and Circularity.


Designing for a Carbon-Neutral Circular Economy using LCA and Optimization

April 20, 2023, 04:30 PM
Vyom Thakker