Ph.D. (Chemical and Environmental Engineering)
Yale University, 2009
M.Sc. (Chemical and Environmental Engineering)
Yale University, 2007
B.A. (Physics and Mathematics)
Amherst College, 2000
Matthew Eckelman is an Assistant Professor at Northeastern University in Civil and Environmental Engineering, with a secondary appointment in Chemical Engineering. His research covers life cycle assessment and systems modeling of the environmental impacts of chemicals and emerging materials. Specific areas of research include environmental implications of nanomaterials, both in terms of their production and environmental releases; assessment of biofuels and bio-based chemicals derived from various types of biomass; and energy and environmental costs and benefits of the production, use, and recovery of engineering metals.
Outside of Northeastern, Dr. Eckelman consults regularly on sustainability-related projects with a range of businesses (ranging from the Fortune 500 to start-ups), institutions, and government agencies, with a particular focus on industrial chemicals and formulated products. He also sits on the Advisory Board of the Resources Optimization Initiative in Bangalore, India. Dr. Eckelman previously worked in the Massachusetts State Executive Office of Environmental Affairs and Design that Matters, a non-profit product design company, and was a Peace Corps science instructor in southern Nepal for several years. He received a doctorate in Chemical and Environmental Engineering from Yale and did postdoctoral work there with the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering.