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).

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

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Bren Courses Taught



ESM 271 Carbon Accounting and Carbon Footprints

ESM 272

Energy and Resource Productivity

ESM 273 Life Cycle Assessment

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