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Matthew J. Eckelman

Associate Professor and Associate Chair For Research, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Affiliated Faculty, Chemical Engineering
425 Snell Engineering Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Yale University, 2009
  • M.S., M.Phil., Environmental Engineering, Yale University, 2006
  • B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Amherst College, 2000

Research & Scholarship Interests

Environmental engineering and sustainability; life cycle assessment; energy efficiency and emissions modeling; environmental assessment of bio and nanomaterials; material and energy use in urban buildings and infrastructure
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Department Research Areas

College Research Initiatives

Honors & Awards

  • 2015 NSF CAREER Award
  • 2013 ISIE's Laudise Young Researcher Prize
  • 2012 Anesthesia & Analgesia paper selected for Continuing Medical Education program
  • 2008-2010 Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellow, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • 2009 Project Award, Air & Waste Management Association
  • 2007 ES&T paper featured in ACS Chemical & Engineering News
  • 2007 NSF EAPSI Fellow, Japan
  • 2007 World Fellow, Coca-Cola Foundation
  • 2007 ES&T paper featured in Science magazine literature highlights

Professional Affiliations

  • American Center for Life Cycle Assessment
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors
  • International Society for Industrial Ecology

Selected Publications

  • R. Phillips, L. Troup, D.J. Fannon, M.J. Eckelman, Do Resilient and Sustainable Design Strategies Conflict in Commercial Buildings?, Building and Environment, 146, 2017, 295-311
  • M.J. Eckelman, J.S. Sherman, Environmental Impacts of the US Healthcare System and Effects on Public Health, PLoS ONE, 11(6), 2016, e0157014
  • Q. Tu, M.J. Eckelman, J.B. Zimmermanm, Meta-analysis and Harmonization of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Studies for Algae Biofuels, Environmental Science & Technology 51(17), 2017, 9419-9432
  • L. Pourzahedi, M. Vance, M.J. Eckelman, Life Cycle Assessment and Release Studies for 15 Nanosilver-Enabled Consumer Products: Investigating Hotspots and Patterns of Contribution, Environmental Science & Technology 51(12), 2017, 7148-7158
  • M. Saha, M.J. Eckelman, A Geospatial Assessment of Ground Level and Rooftop Urban Agriculture Potential in Boston, USA, Landscape and Urban Planning 165, 2017, 130-141
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Related News

August 1, 2019

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Research Matthew J. Eckelman was selected by the journals Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) and Environmental Science & Technology Letters (ES&T Letters) for inclusion in their Early Career Scientists Virtual Issue.

April 29, 2019

Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2018-2019 academic school year. See Full Photo Gallery Faculty Fellow...

September 6, 2018

Professors Ozlem Ergun (MIE), Haris Koutsopoulos (CEE), and Jennie Stephens (CSSH/Affiliated CEE) were awarded a $99K NSF grant for a "Planning Grant: Engineering Research Center for Sharing economy - Humans, Automation, Resilience and Engineering: SHARE".

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