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Faculty Profile

Matthew J. Eckelman

Secondary Appointment, Chemical Engineering
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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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

  • P. Nuss, M.J. Eckelman, Life Cycle Assessment of Metals: A Scientific Synthesis, PLoS ONE, 9(7), 2014, e101298
  • M.J. Eckelman, M. Altonji, A. Clark, M. Jenkins, B. Lakin, Life Cycle Environmental and Economic Assessment of Municipal Water Storage Options: Infrastructure Refurbishment Versus Replacement, ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 20(3), 2014, e05014004
  • M. Saha, M.J. Eckelman, Urban Scale Mapping of Concrete Degradation From Projected Climate Change, Urban Climate, 9, 2014, 101-114
  • R. Wang, M.J. Eckelman, J.B. Zimmerman, Consequential Environmental and Economic Life Cycle Assessment of Green and Gray Stormwater Infrastructures for Combined Sewer Systems, Environmental Science and Technology, 47(19), 2013, 11189-11198
  • M.J. Eckelman, Life Cycle Assessment in Support of Sustainable Transportation, Environmental Research Letters, 8, 2013, 021004
  • M.J. Eckelman, M.S. Mauter, J.A. Isaacs, M. Elimelech, New Perspectives on Nanomaterial Aquatic Ecotoxicity: Production Impacts Exceed Direct Exposure Impacts for Carbon Nanotubes, Environmental Science and Technology, 46(5), 2012, 2902-2910
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Related News

May 16, 2016

CEE Assistant Professor Matthew Eckelman will be a part of a $10M, 5-year EPA center which is co-hosted by Yale and John Hopkins.

March 31, 2016

CEE PhD student S Mokhles Rahman and faculty members Matthew Eckelman, Annalisa Onnis-Hayden, & April Gu gave an agency-wide webinar to the US EPA regarding their work on life-cycle assessment of advanced nutrient removal technologies wastewater treatment.

February 19, 2016

The National Academy of Engineering's Infusing Ethics into the Development of Engineers report features in Daniel Saulnier, Bob Tillman, & Tricia Lenihan for "Multiyear Engineering Ethics Case Study Approach" and Matthew Eckelman & Jacqueline Isaacs for "Case Studies for Engineering Ethics Across the Engineering Life Cycle".