Dr. Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz is Associate Professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering and at the Center for Energy and Environmental Resources at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Hildebrandt Ruiz holds a B.S. with Honors in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Environmental Track) and a Ph.D. in the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Department of Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. She was a postdoctoral fellow at that National Center for Atmospheric Research. Her research focuses on air quality engineering and the effects of physical and chemical processing of pollutants on human exposure in indoor and outdoor environments. Current specific research interests include tropospheric chlorine chemistry, air quality impacts of unconventional oil and gas development, air quality in New Delhi, India and indoor air quality impacts of disinfection. Dr. Hildebrandt Ruiz received an NSF CAREER award, the James J. Morgan Early Career Award from the ACS Environmental Division, and the Early Career Award from the AIChE Environmental Division.
2006 B.S., with Honors, Department of Chemical Engineering (Environmental Track),
California Institute of Technology
2011 Ph.D., Department of Chemical Engineering and Department of Engineering and Public
Policy, Carnegie Mellon University