Drivers for Sustainable Systems: mobility, buildings, and food
Dr. Greg Keoleian is the Peter M. Wege Endowed Professor of Sustainable Systems at the University of Michigan and serves as Director of the Center for Sustainable Systems . Keoleian’s research focuses on the development and application of life cycle models and sustainability metrics to guide the design and improvement of products and technology. He has pioneered new methods including life cycle design, life cycle optimization of product replacement, life cycle cost analysis and life cycle based sustainability assessment. Dr. Keoleian has led over 50 life cycle projects including analyses of conventional and alternative vehicle technology, renewable energy technologies, buildings and infrastructure, consumer products and packaging, and a variety of food systems. Dr. Keoleian served a two year term as the President of the International Society for Industrial Ecology from 2011-2012 and recently helped launch an Engineering Sustainable Systems masters’ degree program to train a new breed of engineers in sustainable systems. Visit Dr. Keoleian’s webpage with the Center for Sustainable Systems at the University of Michigan.