Dr. Sylvia Sleep

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Assistant Professor

Schulich School of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering

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Educational Background

PhD Civil and Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto, 2018

BSc Civil Engineering, Queen's University, 2010

BA Economics, Queen's University, 2010


Dr. Sylvia Sleep is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Calgary. She received her PhD in Civil & Mineral Engineering at the University of Toronto with research focused on applying life cycle assessment to evaluate the greenhouse gas mitigation potential of new oil sands technologies. Prior to starting her faculty position, she completed an Eyes High postdoctoral fellowship in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Calgary with a focus on systems-level assessments of carbon capture and utilization technologies. She completed her undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering and Economics at Queen’s University. Her research interests are centered around the development of new methods to assess the life cycle environmental and economic implications of new technologies to aid in decision-making under uncertainty.


Course number Course title Semester
ENCI 603 Quantitative Methods for Sustainable Design Winter 2023
ENCI 619/ENEN 693 Life Cycle Assessment Fall 2022
ENCI 619/ENEN 693 Life Cycle Assessment Winter 2022


Life cycle assessment and techno-economic assessment of carbon capture and utilization technologies.

Advancing methods for prospective life cycle assessment.

Developing decarbonization scenarios in the buildings and transportation sectors under uncertainty.

Setting priorities for renewable energy deployment to maximize greenhouse gas emissions mitigation.