Dr. Chan Hilton's research interests involve systems analysis of large-scale and complex systems that focuses on environmental impacts. Her current focus is the energy and the environment as well as nanomaterials and composite materials and the environment. She also has expertise in the development of genetic algorithms for the optimization and analysis of groundwater management and remediation systems under uncertainty. She also is interested in the application of optimization to the analysis of natural attenuation systems and optimal design of long-term monitoring systems and to other environmental systems. In addition, Dr. Chan Hilton has interests in the application of genetic algorithms and other evolutionary computing methods to design optimization and decision-making processes in other engineering fields.