Faculty Directory
Eric Masanet

Morris E. Fine Junior Professor in Materials and Manufacturing

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Contact

2145 Sheridan Road
Tech L494
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

(847) 467-2806Email Eric Masanet

Departments

Mechanical Engineering

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Education

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of California-Berkeley

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Research Interests

Energy technology systems; product life-cycle systems; multi-scale and techno-economic models of industrial energy and resource systems


Significant Recognition

  • One of 13 "Top Papers of 2011," Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T)
  • Contributing author, IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation, 2012
  • Outstanding Performance Award, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2008
  • Best Student Paper Award, IEEE International Symposium on Electronics & the Environment, 2003
  • Best Student Paper Award, IEEE International Symposium on Electronics & the Environment, 2002
  • University of California Toxic Substances Research & Training Graduate Fellowship, 2000-2002
  • UC Berkeley Teaching Effectiveness Award for Graduate Student Instructors, 2001
  • Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society, 1994

Selected Publications

  • Masanet, Eric; Walker, Michael E., “Energy-water efficiency and U.S. industrial steam”, AIChE Journal, (2013)
  • DeForest, Nicholas; Shehabi, Arman; Garcia, Guillermo; Greenblatt, Jeffery; Masanet, Eric, “Regional performance targets for transparent near-infrared switching electrochromic window glazings”, Building and Environment, (2013)
  • Masanet, Eric; Hasanbeigi, Ali; Morrow, William; Sathaye, Jayant; Xu, Tengfang, “A bottom-up model to estimate the energy efficiency improvement and CO 2 emission reduction potentials in the Chinese iron and steel industry”, Energy, (2013)
  • Masanet, Eric; Hasanbeigi, Ali; Morrow, William; Sathaye, Jayant; Xu, Tengfang, “Energy efficiency improvement and CO 2 emission reduction opportunities in the cement industry in China”, Energy Policy, (2013)
  • Shehabi, Arman; Masanet, Eric; Koomey, Jonathan, “Characteristics of low-carbon data centres”, Nature Climate Change, (2013)
  • Masanet, Eric; Sathre, Roger, “Prospective life-cycle modeling of a carbon capture and storage system using metal-organic frameworks for CO 2 capture”, RSC Advances, (2013)
  • Masanet, Eric; Sathaye, Jayant; Xu, Tengfang; Marano, John J.; Morrow III, William R., “Refining energy utilization and CO 2 emissions modeling”, 12AIChE - 2012 AIChE Spring Meeting and 8th Global Congress on Process Safety, Conference Proceedings, (2012)
  • Masanet, Eric; Zhai, Pei; Larsen, Peter; Millstein, Dev; Menon, Surabi, “The potential for avoided emissions from photovoltaic electricity in the United States”, Energy, (2012)