The life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) uncertainty estimation due to the choice of LCIA methods

Xiaoju Chen

Carnegie Mellon University

Xiaoju Chen is a research associate in Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). She graduated in May, 2017 with her Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from CMU.  


In Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA), life cycle inventory (LCI) is converted to environmental impacts with different characterization factors provided in an LCIA method. There are multiple LCIA methods in current LCIA... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Xiaoju Chen (Carnegie Mellon University)
  2. Michael Griffin (Carnegie Mellon University)
  3. Brandon Kuczenski (University of California, Santa Barbara)
  4. Eric Williams (Rochester Institute of Technology)
  5. Scott Matthews (Carnegie Mellon University)

Topic Areas

• Life cycle sustainability assessment , • 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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