Kirsten Van Fossen works with Professor Steve Evans to research business model innovation in the context of early stage healthy food ventures. Her research aims to develop key insights about the opportunities and barriers related to internalizing the health outcomes of food systems.
Before starting at the IfM in 2014, Kirsten worked on a sustainable aviation fuels initiative with the Energy Analysis and Sustainability Division at the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center. In the years preceding her work at Volpe, Kirsten researched water filtration, wastewater treatment, and water reuse topics, including work with a team of academic researchers at the University of Sao Paulo’s International Reference Center for Water Reuse. Kirsten graduated with a BSc in Environmental Engineering from Harvard in 2012, where she designed and evaluated a carbon-nanotube/polymer hybrid water filtration membrane as part of her BSc thesis.
Evans, S., Vladimirova, D., Holgado, M., Van Fossen, K., Yang, M., Silva, E. A., & Barlow, C. Y. (2017). Business Model Innovation for Sustainability: Towards a Unified Perspective for Creation of Sustainable Business Models. Business Strategy and the Environment, 26(5), 597–608.
Van Fossen, K., Lewis, K. C., Malina, R., Olcay, H., & Hileman, J. I. (2017). Overview of alternative fuel drivers, technology options, and demand fulfillment. In Green Aviation: Reduction of Environmental Impact Through Aircraft Technology and Alternative Fuels. CRC Press.
Olcay, H., Malina, R., Lewis, K., Papazian, J., Van Fossen, K., Gillette, W., … Hileman, J. I. (2017). Environmental performance of alternative jet fuels. In Green Aviation: Reduction of Environmental Impact Through Aircraft Technology and Alternative Fuels. CRC Press.