Amy Chan Hilton is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. She also serves as the Associate Chair of the CEE department. Dr. Chan Hilton has been a member of the CEE faculty since 2000. She received her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia in 2000. She received her S.M. in Environmental Engineering and dual S.B. degrees, in Environmental Engineering and Civil Engineering, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Dr. Chan Hilton's research involves systems analysis and applied optimization of large-scale and complex systems that focuses on environmental impacts. Her current focus is in the environmental impacts of energy systems, including water-energy nexus issues, and also nanomaterials. She has expertise in the development of genetic algorithms for the optimization and analysis of groundwater management and remediation systems under uncertainty as well as ant colony optimization for the design of long-term monitoring systems and other optimal sampling problems. In addition, Dr. Chan Hilton has on-going research in engineering education.
Dr. Chan Hilton is an active Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), where she has served in multiple leadership roles in technical areas. Dr. Chan Hilton received the ASCE Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) Outstanding Achievement Award in 2007. She also received the 2010 FSU Undergraduate Teaching Award and the ASCE ExCEEd New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award (national) in 2003.