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Faculty Profile

Matthew J. Eckelman

425 Snell Engineering Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Yale University, 2009
  • M.S., M.Phil., Environmental Engineering, Yale University, 2006
  • B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Amherst College, 2000

Research & Scholarship Interests

Environmental engineering and sustainability; life cycle assessment; energy efficiency and emissions modeling; environmental assessment of bio and nanomaterials; material and energy use in urban buildings and infrastructure
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Department Research Areas

College Research Initiatives

Honors & Awards

  • 2015 NSF CAREER Award
  • 2013 ISIE's Laudise Young Researcher Prize
  • 2012 Anesthesia & Analgesia paper selected for Continuing Medical Education program
  • 2008-2010 Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellow, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • 2009 Project Award, Air & Waste Management Association
  • 2007 ES&T paper featured in ACS Chemical & Engineering News
  • 2007 NSF EAPSI Fellow, Japan
  • 2007 World Fellow, Coca-Cola Foundation
  • 2007 ES&T paper featured in Science magazine literature highlights

Professional Affiliations

  • American Center for Life Cycle Assessment
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors
  • International Society for Industrial Ecology

Selected Publications

  • R. Phillips, L. Troup, D.J. Fannon, M.J. Eckelman, Do Resilient and Sustainable Design Strategies Conflict in Commercial Buildings?, Building and Environment, 146, 2017, 295-311
  • M.J. Eckelman, J.S. Sherman, Environmental Impacts of the US Healthcare System and Effects on Public Health, PLoS ONE, 11(6), 2016, e0157014
  • S.M. Rahman, M.J. Eckelman, A. Onnis-Hayden, A.Z. Gu, Life-Cycle Assessment of Advanced Nutrient Removal Technologies for Wastewater Treatment, Environmental Science and Technology, 50(6), 2016, 3020-3030
  • M.J. Eckelman, Life-Cycle Inherent Toxicity: A Novel LCA-Based Algorithm for Evaluating Chemical Synthesis Pathways, Green Chemistry, 18(11), 2016, 3257-3264
  • M. Montazeri, L. Soh, P. Pérez-López, J.B. Zimmerman, M.J. Eckelman, Time-Ependent Life Cycle Assessment of Microalgal Biorefinery co-Products, Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biorefining, 2016
  • M. Saha, M.J. Eckelman, Geospatial Assessment of Potential Bioenergy Crop Production on Urban Marginal Land, Applied Energy, 159, 2015, 540-547
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