Sahar El Abbadi

Sahar El Abbadi

Postdoctoral Researcher
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I am an environmental engineer interested in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from food and water systems, through a combination of modeling and experimental approaches. My current work involves modeling emissions from water and wastewater treatment systems and strategies for abatement. Prior to joining LBL, I was at Stanford University where I completed my PhD and post-doctoral research. My work there included techno-economic modeling to evaluate how methane-consuming bacteria could serve as an aquaculture feed, offsetting demand for over-harvested fishmeal. As a postdoc at Stanford, I conducted field research to evaluate the performance of methane sensing airplanes, satellites, and ground-sensors through single-blind controlled release testing.


Civil & Environmental Engineering, PhD, Stanford University, 2021
Civil & Environmental Engineering, MS, Stanford University, 2015
Environmental Engineering Science, BS, UC Berkeley, 2012