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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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Barbara Reck
Senior Research Scientist

Barbara Reck is a Senior 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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Thomas Swarr
Lecturer, Affiliation Sustainability by Design , Advisor N/A

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.

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Judy Crocker
Program Coordinator
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Edward Gordon
Assistant Editor, Journal of Industrial Ecology

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.

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Peter Berrill
Graduate School Student

Peter Berrill is working on understanding the flows of materials and environmental impacts associated with energy systems. His research utilizes Life Cycle Assessment and Input Output Analysis. In addition to studying the effects of energy scenarios and energy policy alternative, Peter is also researching the user/demand side of the energy system and ways in which we can better understand sustainable consumption of energy. His last publication dealt with LCA impacts of electricity scenarios for Europe in 2050 with explicit consideration of energy storage and grid transmission. Before coming to the Center for Industrial Ecology at Yale, Peter worked at the Industrial Ecology Programme in NTNU, Norway, and studied at Waseda University, Universiteit Leiden, and TU Delft.

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Matthew Gordon
Graduate School Student
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Tamar Makov
Class year 2017, Advisor Marian Chertow
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Reed Miller
Class year 2021, Advisor Edgar Hertwich
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Jon Powell
Class year 2018, Advisor Marian Chertow

Jon comes to the CIE with more than a decade of experience as a researcher, consultant, entrepreneur, and professional engineer (Connecticut, Florida, and Puerto Rico) in the waste and materials management sector. His dissertation research, conducted under the direction of Prof. Marian Chertow, seeks to bring to bear the benefits of informatics – the practice of developing, analyzing, and transforming new, large, and varied data sets into knowledge for organizations and society – to significantly enhance the management of wasted materials across multiple sectors. In particular, Jon’s research will lead to the development of new, robust databases that will reveal material-focused industrial symbiosis opportunities in the US, inclusive of existing stocks of non-hazardous production and municipal wastes and newly-generated materials.

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Paul Wolfram
Class year 2021, Advisor Edgar Hertwich

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.

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Tomer Fishman
Postdoctoral Associate, Affiliation Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Advisor Tom Graedel
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Niko Heeren
Postdoctoral Associate, Affiliation Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Advisor Edgar Hertwich

Niko Heeren is a researcher in the field of Industrial Ecology with a focus on environmental impacts of energy and infrastructure systems. He has extensive experience in life cycle assessment, (energy) modelling, building simulation, and computer programming. Niko Heeren studied ClimaDesign (MSc) at the Technical University of Munich and Architecture & Sustainable Development at EPF Lausanne. In 2017 he received his PhD at ETH Zurich in Switzerland.

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Jonathan Krones
Postoctoral Associate, Affiliation Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Advisor Marian Chertow
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Xiao Li
Postdoctoral Associate, Affiliation Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Advisor Marian Chertow

Xiao is currently involved in research projects on industrial waste management, low-carbon urban strategies, and so on. With a multidisciplinary background in economics and environmental science & engineering, he is interested in the research opportunities derived from the “dialogues” among industrial ecology, environmental economics, and applied microeconometrics, with connections to causal inference and policy evaluation, in particular. Xiao got a Ph.D. degree from School of Environment, Tsinghua University. Adopting the quasi-experimental approach, his doctoral dissertation evaluated the causal effects of China’s latest air pollution regulation on economic output, labor demand, air quality, and carbon co-benefits. He has also studied industrial symbiosis related to the iron and steel industry, material footprints and business cycles, and so on.

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Farnaz Nojavan Asghari
Postdoctoral Associate