Faculty - Sangwon Suh

Sangwon Suh

Sangwon Suh, Associate Professor – Corporate Environmental Management, Industrial Ecology, Life Cycle Assessment
PhD, Environmental Science & Engineering, Leiden University (Netherlands); MS and BS, Environmental Engineering, Ajou University (South Korea)

Sangwon Suh’s research focuses on the sustainability of the human-nature complexity through understanding materials and energy exchanges between them. Over the past 15 years, he has been working on the theoretical foundations and practical applications of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Industrial Ecology. In particular, Dr. Suh has contributed to the applications of Input-Output Analysis (IOA) to hybrid LCA, Material Flow Analysis (MFA), and ecological network analysis; normalization and allocation in LCA; international standardization of LCA and carbon footprinting; development of LCA databases and policy-support tools; and understanding the drivers of Greenhouse Gas emissions and climate change. Dr. Suh was appointed a member of the International Resource Panel by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and is the Coordinating Lead Author of the Assessment Report 5 by the Nobel prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Call for Applications: Graduate Student Researcher (PhD Student) and Postdoctoral Associates on LCA Research
Up to 7 graduate student researchers and 2 postdoctoral associate positions are open at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Contact Information:
Office: Bren Hall 3422
Phone: 805-893-7185
Fax: 805-893-7612
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Bren Courses Taught

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ESM 271 Carbon Accounting and Carbon Footprints

ESM 272

Energy and Resource Productivity

ESM 273 Life Cycle Assessment

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