- Ph.D. Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2013
- M.P.Aff. Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin, 2010
- M.S. Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2010
- B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2006
Dr. Ashlynn S. Stillwell is an Associate Professor and the Elaine F. and William J. Hall Excellence Faculty Scholar in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on creating sustainable water and energy systems in a policy-relevant context, including projects on urban water and energy sustainability, water impacts of electric power generation, and green stormwater infrastructure. She earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri (2006), and an M.S. in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering (2010), M.P.Aff in Public Affairs (2010), and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (2013) from The University of Texas at Austin. Her previous work experience includes consulting engineering at Burns & McDonnell and policy research at the Congressional Research Service. She received the National Science Foundation CAREER award and the UCOWR Early Career Award for Applied Research for her research work on the energy-water nexus. She was honored with the 2015 Girl Scouts of Central Illinois Woman of Distinction Award in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, the 2018 Rose Award for Teaching Excellence, and the 2018 AEESP Award for Outstanding Teaching in Environmental Engineering and Science. Dr. Stillwell has also been included on the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students at Illinois. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois and Faith in Place.
- urban water and energy sustainability, electricity and water resources, green stormwater infrastructure, energy and water policy analysis
Selected Articles in Journals
- Christopher M. Chini, Lucas A. Djehdian, William Naggaga Lubega, and Ashlynn S. STILLWELL. (2018) "Virtual Water Transfers of the U.S. Electric Grid." Nature Energy, 3(12), pp. 1115-1123.
- Christopher M. Chini and Ashlynn S. STILLWELL. (2018) "The State of U.S. Urban Water: Data and the Energy-Water Nexus." Water Resources Research, 54(3), pp. 1796-1811.
- Reshmina William, Jugal Garg, and Ashlynn S. STILLWELL. (2017) "A game theory analysis of green infrastructure stormwater management policies." Water Resources Research, Special Issue on "Socio-hydrology: Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Coupled Human-Water Systems," 53(9), pp. 8003-8019.
- Christopher M. Chini, Megan Konar, and Ashlynn S. STILLWELL. (2017) "Direct and indirect urban water footprints of the United States." Water Resources Research, 53(1), pp. 316-327.
- Christopher M. Chini, Kelsey L. Schreiber, Zachary A. Barker, and Ashlynn S. STILLWELL. (2016) "Quantifying Energy and Water Savings in the U.S. Residential Sector." Environmental Science & Technology, 50(17), pp. 9003-9012.
- Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors; 2013-present
- American Society of Civil Engineers, Environmental and Water Resources Institute; 2012-present;
Past Chair of Sustainability Committee (previous rotation of Secretary, Vice Chair, and Chair);
Vice Chair of Environmental and Water Resources Systems Committee (previous rotation of Secretary);
Member of Energy & Environment Nexus committee
Other Outside Service
- Faith in Place; Chair, Board of Directors, 2013-2019
- Girl Scouts of Central Illinois; 1st Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Coordinator for annual "Girl Power" STEM event at Abbott Power Plant, 2015-present
- Girl Scouts of the USA; volunteer, former leader, Gold Award recipient, life member
- Award for Outstanding Teaching in Environmental Engineering and Science (8/14/2018)
- Rose Award for Teaching Excellence (4/23/2018)
- Early Career Award for Applied Research (4/5/2019)
Public Service Honors
- Amy L. Devine Award (for contribution to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, engineering students, and the engineering profession) (1/22/2018)
- Girl Scouts of Central Illinois Woman of Distinction in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (4/22/2015)
- CEE 340 - Energy and Global Environment
- CEE 350 - Water Resources Engineering
- CEE 433 - Water Technology and Policy
- CEE 498 - Water Technology & Policy
- CEE 595 - EWES Seminar
- CEE 595 - Societal Risk Management
- CEE 595 - SRIS Seminar
- CEE 598 - Special Topics
- CEE 598 - Stochastic Hydrology