Enabling Retrospective Life Cycle Assessment in the Prospective Context for Emerging Technologies

Runze Huang

Carnegie Mellon University

Runze Huang is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Carnegie Mellon University. He earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Northwestern University and B.S. in engineering mechanics from Beijing Institute of Technology. His research focuses on life cycle assessment, sustainability, and the analytical tools for additive manufacturing to identify opportunities and barriers in RD&D.


Life cycle assessment (LCA) is increasingly applied to guide challenging RD&D and policy decisions for emerging technologies to lead a sustainable future. The approach is developed from attributional to consequential and from... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Runze Huang (Carnegie Mellon University)
  2. Yuan Yao (North Carolina State University)
  3. Eric Masanet (Northwestern University)

Topic Areas

• Life cycle sustainability assessment , • Advances in methods (e.g., life cycle assessment, social impact assessment, resilience a , • Decision support methods and tools


MS-11 » Special Session: "Beyond quantification and propagation of uncertainty in comparative Life Cycle Assessments: what does it all mean in the end?" (11:45 - Monday, 26th June, Room H)

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