Faculty Profile: Ah-Hyung (Alissa) Park

Ah-Hyung Park

Lenfest Earth Institute Associate Professor, Climate Change


“In the past, engineering has mainly focused on optimizing the individual unit of a process. Today, we need to look at the big picture and add environmental sustainability to our equations.”


Professor Park, also known as the “Carbon Lady,” studies sustainable conversion of energy sources and the development of carbon capture and storage technologies. Her research is advancing efforts to capture carbon dioxide from emissions and sustainably dispose of it. She is the Associate Director of the Earth Institute’s Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy.

Undergraduate Courses Taught

  • A Better Planet By Design
  • Engineering Separations Processes
  • Particle Technology