Amy Banzaert
Director of Engineering Studies and Lecturer in Engineering, Wellesley College

Amy Banzaert
Prof. Banzaert received her PhD, as well as her Bachelor and Masters degrees, in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The common theme in her work is conducting research in and developing engineering projects that can create positive change for under-served communities. At Wellesley College, Prof. Banzaert teaches introductory courses in engineering with an emphasis on simple technologies for local and international development. Her PhD research involved study of emissions associated with cooking fuels, including a novel charcoal made from agricultural waste that can be used as cooking fuel in regions where poverty and deforestation are severe.