Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Washington
Francesca Pierobon is a post-doctoral Research Associate at the University of Washington’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. She received her PhD in 2015 in Land, Environment, Resources and Health from the University of Padua in Italy. She holds a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering for the Sustainable Development and further specialized in Strategic Environmental Management.
Her research is driven by her passion for the environment and her interest in the exploration of new strategies to improve the sustainability of processes and products. Francesca worked on the Life Cycle Assessment of cross-laminated timber in the Olympic Peninsula and compared the environmental impact of a mid-rise, cross-laminated timber commercial building with that of a reinforced concrete building with similar functional characteristics. Francesca’s current research aims to estimate the global warming mitigating potential of Washington’s working forests, developing a comprehensive analysis of net carbon balance as a result of various forest management practices, including wood products.