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Emily Kunkel has joined Thornton Tomasetti in Chicago as a vice president, with a focus on growing the firm's decarbonization business

Thornton Tomasetti Adds VP to Focus on Decarbonization Business

Emily Kunkel has been brought on board as a VP in Thornton Tomasetti’s Applied Science practice to help grow its decarbonization business. Based in the firm’s Chicago office, Kunkel will focus on expanding the firm’s presence in the carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) and transportation sectors. 

Kunkel has more than 10 years of professional experience and specializes in post-combustion carbon capture applications. Her background includes the execution of CCUS feasibility and U.S. Department of Energy-funded front-end engineering design (FEED) studies as well as the management of large-scale CCUS development projects. 

Most recently she was a manager, carbon capture technical advisor with Sargent & Lundy. 


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