People at CIE

The Center for Industrial Ecology is comprised of an international team of faculty, students, staff and visiting scholars that work together to further the field of industrial ecology.

Edgar Hertwich
Director, Center for Industrial Ecology

Edgar Hertwich is professor at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Previously, he served as Director of the Industrial Ecology Program at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He is author of the Carbon Footprint of Nations. Since 2007, he serves on the International Resource Panel and has directed two studies, Priority Products and Materials and Clean Energy Choices. He was a lead author of the energy chapter of the IPCC 5th assessment report.

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Marian Chertow
Associate Professor of Industrial Environmental Management, Director of the Program on Solid Waste Policy, and Director of the Industrial Environmental Management Program

Marian Chertow has been the Director of the IEM program since 1991, and is the original faculty organizer of the Corporate Environmental Leadership Seminar. Prior to that, she worked for ten years in state and local government and environmental business. Since 1995, she has led a project on the future of environmental policy, and is co-editor with Daniel Esty of Thinking Ecologically: The Next Generation of Environmental Policy (Yale University Press, 1997).

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Thomas Graedel
Clifton R. Musser Professor Emeritus of Industrial Ecology, Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering

Thomas Graedel is the Clifton R. Musser Professor of Industrial Ecology. The co-author of the first textbook on the subject (Industrial Ecology, Prentice Hall, 1995), he has since written three more books and a number of scholarly articles on aspects of industrial ecology. His environmental assessment matrix, developed during a 27-year career with AT&T Bell Laboratories, is now a standard industrial tool for streamlined life-cycle assessments of the environmental attributes of products, processes, and facilities.

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Reid Lifset
Resident Fellow in Industrial Ecology/Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Industrial Ecology

Reid Lifset serves as Associate Director of the IEM program and is a research fellow in industrial ecology at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Industrial Ecology, an international peer-reviewed journal published on industry and the environment published by Wiley Blackwell for Yale University.  He also manages the Yale Program on Solid Waste Policy and edits the Yale Working Papers on Solid Waste Policy.

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Barbara Reck
Research Scientist

Barbara Reck is a Research Scientist at Yale’s Center for Industrial Ecology who studies metals from a sustainable resource management perspective. Her work includes detailed life cycle characterizations of nickel and stainless steel across various spatial and temporal scales, studies of metal recycling efficiencies, and the current and future criticality of metals. Prior to her time at Yale, she worked for seven years at Lufthansa German Airlines as manager in environmental affairs.

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Arnulf Grubler
Professor in the Field of Energy and Technology

Arnulf's research and teaching interests focus on the interplay between energy and technology systems and their implications on the environment, in particular on climate change. Both his research and teaching embrace a truly long-term view. He has studied major transitions in energy and technology systems that occurred during the last 300 years and is also an energy/environment futurist serving as lead author for the two major 100-year scenario studies available to date: Prof. Grubler is a resident faculty member every fall term. The remainder of the year he is senior research scholar at IIASA, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria.

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Ling Heng LYE
Visiting Associate Professor

Lye Lin-Heng graduated in law from the University of Singapore, and holds Master's degrees in law from the Unviersity of London (King's College) and Harvard University.  She is an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and is Deputy Director of the Law Faculty's Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law (APCEL).  She is a resource person in capacity-building programs conducted by the World Bank, the Asia Development Bank and the Ministry of Environment, Singapore.  She has presented papers worldwide. She teaches at the University of Sydney's Law School as well as Yale University.

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Ayman Elshkaki
Faculty

Ayman Elshkaki is an Associate Research Scientist at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He is Chemical Engineer by training and has a Ph.D. in Industrial Ecology from Leiden University, The Netherlands. His research focuses mainly on the methodological development of the dynamic material flow analysis and its applications in the management of resources, especially critical metals. Prior to Yale, he spent three years at the Centre for Environmental Policy (CEP), Imperial College London, and six years at the Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML), Leiden University.

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Judy Crocker
Program Coordinator, Center for Industrial Ecology, International Society for Industrial Ecology
Edward Gordon
Assistant Editor, Journal of Industrial Ecology
Tamar Makov
Advisor Marian Chertow
Jon Powell
Advisor Marian Chertow
Paul Wolfram
Advisor Edgar Hertwich
Peter Berrill
Advisor Edgar Hertwich
Reed Miller
Advisor Edgar Hertwich
Xinzhu Zheng
Advisor Edgar Hertwich
Thomas Swarr
Lecturer
Affiliation Sustainability by Design
Advisor N/A
Cristina Madrid Lopez
Postdoctoral Associate
Affiliation Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Advisor Reid Lifset & Tom Graedel
David Font Vivanco
Postdoctoral Associate
Affiliation Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Advisor Edgar Hertwich
Benjamin Sprecher
Postdoctoral Associate
Affiliation Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Advisor Tom Graedel
Tomer Fishman
Postdoctoral Associate
Affiliation Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Advisor Tom Graedel
Rupert Myers
Postdoctoral Associate
Affiliation Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Advisor Tom Graedel
Jonathan Krones
Postdoctoral Associate
Affiliation Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Advisor Marian Chertow
Ranran Wang
Postdoctoral Associate
Affiliation Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Advisor Edgar Hertwich