Prof. Hauschild is a globally renowned leader in life cycle impact assessment. His long list of achievements includes winning the SETAC Europe Edana Award for Lifetime Achievement in Life Cycle Assessment—2018, being Co-Founder and Director of the DTU Centre for Absolute Sustainability—2022, being Chair of the SETAC-Europe task force on Ecotoxicity Assessment in LCIA—1998 and 2002, and Chair of the UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative Taskforce on Assessment of Toxic Impacts in LCIA from 2002-2007 and 2017-2019. He is also a Member of the Editorial Board of The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment.
Dr. Matthews has spent much of his career develop- ing tools and methods to help support and teach about decisions that span economic and environmental aspects of product life cycles. He led the development of Carnegie Mellon’s widely used Economic Input-Output Life Cycle Assessment model and recently published a freely available university course textbook on LCA (www.lcatextbook. com). He has served as chair of the Committee on Sustainable Systems and Technology with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, member of the advisory board for the EPEAT Green Electronics Standard, and on the Executive Committee for the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment. He is a member of the US National Academies Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology (BEST) and has served on several NAS study committees on energy and sustainability.
Dr. Thoma is a leading scientist in agriculture, farming, and land use. Dr. Thoma has spent his career focusing on the application of chemical engineering principles to solutions of difficult environmental problems, and his experience includes work at the laboratory, greenhouse, and field scale, as well as mathematical modeling, both deterministic and probabilistic in nature. In 2003, he was appointed to the endowed Bates Teaching Professorship in Chemical Engineering. His past experiences also include being the inaugural Director of Research for The Sustainability Consortium and the Director of research for the University of Arkansas Resiliency center.
Dr. Boyd’s work is focused on finding pathways for more sustainable production in the corporate environment. She led product carbon footprinting for new product introductions at Apple and managed the company’s external initiative to drive carbon reductions in semiconductor fabrication. Prior to this, Dr. Boyd served as a product sustainability domain expert for the electronic sector at thinkstep (now Sphera), where she led projects in ICT, consumer goods, construction, aerospace, and electrical utilities clients in the US and in Europe. Her book Life-cycle Assessment of Semiconductors, first published by Springer in 2011, has served as a definitive source of environmental impact data for integrated circuit manufacturing. She holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in mechanical engineering from University of California, Berkeley, and a B.S. from Stanford University.