Faculty Directory
Eric Masanet

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

Prospective energy systems modeling, sustainable manufacturing, life cycle assesment

Eric Masanet leads the Energy and Resource Systems Analysis Laboratory (ERSAL), which develops mathematical models and decision support tools to quantify opportunities for reducing energy and resource use in industrial technology systems. Such models and tools can be used by manufacturers and policy makers to identify technological, behavioral, and policy pathways toward more sustainable products and processes.


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

Significant Professional Service

  • Associate Editor, Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 2009 – Present
  • United States Technical Advisory Group, ISO 50001 International Management System Standard for Energy, 2008 – 2011
  • Co-Chair, Conference Program, 2011 Biennial International Society for Industrial Ecology Conference, Berkeley, California, May 2011
  • Co-Chair, Conference Program, IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, 2008 – 2010

Selected Publications

  • Yuan Yao, John Marano, William R. Morrow, Eric Masanet, “Quantifying carbon capture potential and cost of carbon capture technology application in the U.S. refining industry”, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, (2018)
  • Yuan Yao, Yuan Chang, Runze Huang, Lixiao Zhang, Eric Masanet, “Environmental implications of the methanol economy in China”, Journal of Cleaner Production, (2018)
  • Yuan Yao, Eric Masanet, “Life-cycle modeling framework for generating energy and greenhouse gas emissions inventory of emerging technologies in the chemical industry”, Journal of Cleaner Production, (2018)
  • Laura Cozzi, David Turk, Thibaut Abergel, Jan Bartos, Elie Bellevrat, Simon Bennett, Thomas Berly, Stphanie Bouckaert, John Dulac, Carlos Fernandez Alvarez, Araceli Fernandez Pales, Vincenzo Franza, George Kamiya, Markus Klingbeil, Vlad Kubecek, Eric R Masanet, Christophe McGlade, Duncan Millard, David Morgado, Luis Munuera, Joe Ritchie, Jesse Scott, Melanie Slade, Jacob Teter, Michael Waldron, Molly Walton, Kira West, Gee Yong Law, “Digitalization and Energy”, , (2017)
  • Thibaut Abergel, Adam Brown, Pierpaolo Cazzola, Steffen Dockweiler, John Dulac, Araceli Fernandez Pales, Marine Gorner, Raimund Malischek, Eric R Masanet, Samantha McCulloch, Luis Munera, Uwe Remme, Renske Schuitmaker, Tristan Stanley, Jacob Teter, Kira West, “Energy Technology Perspectives 2017”, , (2017)
  • Runze Huang, Matthew E. Riddle, Diane Graziano, Sujit Das, Sachin Nimbalkar, Joe Cresko, Eric Masanet, “Environmental and Economic Implications of Distributed Additive Manufacturing”, Journal of Industrial Ecology, (2017)
  • , “Energy Technology Perspectives 2017”, International Energy Agency, (2017)
  • Runze Huang, Matthew Riddle, Diane Graziano, Joshua Warren, Sujit Das, Sachin Nimbalkar, Joe Cresko, Eric Masanet, “Energy and emissions saving potential of additive manufacturing”, Journal of Cleaner Production, (2016)

In the Classroom

Professor Masanet teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses on sustainability challenges and solutions, quantitative methods for life-cycle analysis, and energy and resource efficient manufacturing systems.