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Colin A. McMillan

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Colin A. McMillan is a member of the Washington D.C. Office in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Senior Analyst
On staff since July 2013
Phone number: 202-488-2251
Email: colin.mcmillan@nrel.gov

Areas of expertise

  • Life cycle assessment
  • Energy efficiency
  • Econometrics

Primary research interests

  • Systems-level energy efficiency analysis
  • Material and energy flows in economies

Education and background training

  • Ph.D. in natural resources, University of Michigan, 2011
  • M.A. in applied economics, University of Michigan, 2010
  • M.S.E. in environmental engineering, University of Michigan, 2004
  • B.S. in engineering management, Miami University, 2001

Prior work experience

  • Sustainable Practices Analyst., Lockheed Martin, Rockville, MD (2010-2013)
  • Environmental Engineer, First Environment, Boonton, NJ (2005-2006)
  • Project Engineer, Limno-Tech, Ann Arbor, MI (2001-2002)

Selected publications and websites

Johnson, J. X., McMillan, C. A., and Keoleian, G. A. (2013). "Evaluation of Life Cycle Assessment Recycling Allocation Methods." Journal of Industrial Ecology, 17(5), 700-711. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jiec.12050

McMillan, C. A., Skerlos, S. J., and Keoleian, G. A. (2012). "Evaluation of the metals industry's position on recycling and its implications for environmental emissions." Journal of Industrial Ecology, 16(3), 324-333. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1530-9290.2012.00483.x

Kim, H. J., McMillan, C., Keoleian, G. A., and Skerlos, S. J. (2010). "Greenhouse Gas Emissions Payback for Lightweighted Vehicles Using Aluminum and High‐Strength Steel." Journal of Industrial Ecology, 14(6), 929-946. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1530-9290.2010.00283.x

McMillan, C. A., Moore, M. R., Keoleian, G. A., and Bulkley, J. W. (2010). "Quantifying US aluminum in-use stocks and their relationship with economic output." Ecological Economics, 69(12), 2606-2613. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2010.08.005

McMillan, C. A., and Keoleian, G. A. (2009). "Not all primary aluminum is created equal: Life cycle greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 to 2005." Environmental Science & Technology, 43(5), 1571-1577. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19350937