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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.