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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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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

June 28, 2017

The Center for STEM Education kicked off its 2017 Young Scholars Program on June 26, 2017, with 26 budding scientists and engineers from high schools at a variety of cities and towns in the Greater Boston area.

March 13, 2017

CEE Assistant Professor Matt Eckelman received a NEH grant which supports a national “Alliance for Response” (AFR) initiative to connect local cultural heritage institutions with their emergency professionals.

October 24, 2016

CEE Assistant Professor Matthew Eckelman discusses the pros and cons of the recent, historic Kigali climate agreement.