Life Cycle Inherent Hazard: Green Chemistry Metrics based on Intermediate Flows in a Life Cycle Inventory Network Model

Matthew Eckelman

Northeastern University

Matthew Eckelman is an Assistant Professor at Northeastern University in Civil and Environmental Engineering, with secondary appointments in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Science, and Public Policy. His research interests include emissions modeling, life cycle assessment, and sustainable chemicals production. Dr. Eckelman has served on panels at the National Academies and NIST on sustainable manufacturing and industrial pollution issues and consults regularly on sustainability-related projects with a range of industrial companies and non-profit institutions. He was a co-recipient of the international Laudise Prize in Industrial Ecology in 2013 and was awarded an NSF CAREER award in environmental sustainability in 2015.  He holds a BA in Physics and Mathematics from Amherst College and a doctorate in Chemical and Environmental Engineering from Yale, where he was affiliated with the Center for Industrial Ecology and the Center for Green Chemistry and Engineering.  


There are several well-known examples in green chemistry where process changes to improve a target synthesis have induced the use of highly toxic chemicals two or more steps upstream. The Principles of Green Chemistry focus... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Matthew Eckelman (Northeastern University)

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• Sustainability and resilience metrics , • Advances in methods (e.g., life cycle assessment, social impact assessment, resilience a


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