Research Staff

Ben Putman is a research associate at the University of Arkansas. He earned his B.S. in 2013 and M.S. in 2015 from the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department. His research focuses on the use of process modeling and life cycle assessment in the area of sustainable livestock production.

Heather Sandefur is a Research Associate with the University of Arkansas Office for Sustainability. Heather‘s specific research areas of interest include systems modeling in agriculture, life cycle assessment methodology, and bioenergy production. In 2012 she received a B.S. in Biological Engineering from the University of Arkansas. Heather is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. In her spare time, Heather works to promote science education and enjoys observational astronomy.