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 (http://css.snre.umich.edu/). He has appointments as Professor in the School of Natural Resources and Environment and Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
My research focuses on the development and application of life cycle models and sustainability metrics to guide the design and improvement of products and technology. A wide range of systems are being investigated including alternative vehicle technology, renewable energy systems such as building integrated photovoltaics and willow biomass electricity, life cycle models for whole buildings, information technology, food and agricultural systems, household appliances, and packaging alternatives. New methods life cycle analysis, design, and optimization are being developed to support sustainability innovation, technology and policy.
Arbabzadeh, M., J.X. Johnson, G.A. Keoleian, P.G. Rasmussen, and L.T. Thompson “Twelve Principles for Green Energy Storage in Grid Applications” Environmental Science & Technology, (2016) 50 (2):1046–1055.
Kim, H.C., T.J. Wallington, J.L. Sullivan, and G.A. Keoleian, “Life Cycle Assessment of Vehicle Lightweighting: Novel Mathematical Methods to Estimate Use-Phase Fuel Consumption” Environmental Science & Technology, (2015) 49(16): 10209–10216.
Heller, M.C., and G.A. Keoleian, “Greenhouse Gas Emission Estimates of U.S. Dietary Choices and Food Loss.” Journal of Industrial Ecology (2015) 19(3): 391–401.
Orfield, N.D., R.B. Levine, R.B., G.A. Keoleian, S.A. Miller, P.E. Savage, “Growing algae for biodiesel on direct sunlight or sugars: A comparative life cycle assessment” ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering (2015) 3(3): 386-395.
Bi, Z., L. Song; R. De Kleine; C.C. Mi; G.A. Keoleian “Plug-in vs. wireless charging: Life cycle energy and greenhouse gas emissions for an electric bus system” Applied Energy. (2015) 146: 11-19.
Arbuckle, P.W., M.D. Lepech and G.A. Keoleian, “The Role of Concrete Industry Standards as Institutional Barriers to More Sustainable Concrete Bridge Infrastructure” Advances in Civil Engineering Materials (2014) 3(1): 338-354.
Lewis, A.M., J.C. Kelly, G.A. Keoleian, “Vehicle lightweighting vs. electrification: Life cycle energy and GHG emissions results for diverse powertrain vehicles” Applied Energy (2014) 126: 13–20.
Heller, M.C., G.A. Keoleian, W.C. Willett, “Toward a Life Cycle-Based, Diet-level Framework for Food Environmental Impact and Nutritional Quality Assessment: A Critical Review.” Environmental Science & Technology (2013) 47(22): 12632-12647.
Lenski, S., G.A. Keoleian, M.R. Moore, “An assessment of two environmental and economic benefits of ‘Cash for Clunkers’” Ecological Economics (2013) 96: 173-180.
Kelly, J.C., J.S. MacDonald, and G.A. Keoleian, “Time-dependent plug-in hybrid electric vehicle charging based on national driving patterns and demographics” Applied Energy (2012) 94: 395-405.
Keoleian, G.A. and J.L. Sullivan, “Materials challenges and opportunities for enhancing the sustainability of automobiles” Material Research Society Bulletin, (2012) 37(4): 365- 373.
Gruber, P., P. Medina, G. Keoleian, S. Kesler, M. Everson, T. Wallington, “Global Lithium Availability: A Constraint for Electric Vehicles?” Journal of Industrial Ecology (2011) 15(5): 760-775.
Heller, M.C. and G.A. Keoleian” Exploring a Water/Energy Trade-off in Regional Sourcing of Livestock Feed Crops” Environmental Science and Technology (2011) 45, 10619–10626.
De Kleine, R., G.A. Keoleian, J.C. Kelly “Optimal replacement of residential air conditioning equipment to minimize energy, greenhouse gas emissions, and consumer cost in the US” Energy Policy (2011) 39(6): 3144-3153.
Zhang, H., G.A. Keoleian, M.D. Lepech, A. Kendall, “Life-Cycle Optimization of Pavement Overlay Systems” Journal of Infrastructure. Systems (2010) 16(4): 310-322.