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Tyler Harris

Tyler Harris

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Forging a nontraditional educational and career path, Tyler M. Harris, has made it a goal to leave the world a better place than when he found it. He ran the academic gauntlet to establish an expertise in STEM via his PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, all while maintaining an artistic and optimistic perspective leaving him with the ideal: "nothing is impossible". One could say his head is in the STEAM (STEM + Arts).

Tyler is thrilled to share his expertise in triple-bottom-line sustainability engineering, life-cycle thinking and assessments, and resource policy analysis - in addition to his artistic flair - with his fellow collaborators at PNNL and beyond. He aims to expand the awareness and usage of sustainability engineering, where the complex and dynamic interplay of social, economic, and environmental impacts and concerns are quantitatively assessed and balanced. It’s only through collaborative and adaptive measures can such meaningful changes be established and maintained. From space resource use and space sustainability, to military installation resilience and efficiency, and to earth systems engineering & management, Tyler has no shortage of interests, skills, or ideas to bring to any project.

Education and Credentials

  • A.A., Liberal Arts, Borough of Manhattan Community College, 2005
  • B.S., Environmental Science with a Concentration in Astronomy, Columbia University, 2007
  • M.S., Sustainability Engineering, Arizona State University, 2015
  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2018

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2015 - NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Award
  • 2002 - Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal


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