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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

Research Interests

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


  • 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)

Featured Publications and Websites

Johnson, J.X., C.A. McMillan, and G.A. Keoleian. "Evaluation of Life Cycle Assessment Recycling Allocation Methods." Journal of Industrial Ecology 17, no. 5 (October 2013): 700-11. doi:10.1111/jiec.12050

McMillan, C.A., S.J. Skerlos, and G.A. Keoleian. "Evaluation of the metals industry's position on recycling and its implications for environmental emissions." Journal of Industrial Ecology 16, no. 3 (May 2012): 324-33. doi:10.1111/j.1530-9290.2012.00483.x

Kim, H.J., C. McMillan, G.A. Keoleian, and S.J. Skerlos. "Greenhouse Gas Emissions Payback for Lightweighted Vehicles Using Aluminum and High-Strength Steel." Journal of Industrial Ecology 14, no. 6 (December 2010): 929-46. doi:10.1111/j.1530-9290.2010.00283.x

McMillan, C.A., M.R. Moore, G.A. Keoleian, and J.W. Bulkley. "Quantifying US aluminum in-use stocks and their relationship with economic output." Ecological Economics 69, no. 12 (October 2010): 2606-13. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2010.08.005

McMillan, C.A. and G.A. Keoleian. "Not all primary aluminum is created equal: Life cycle greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 to 2005." Environmental Science & Technology 43, no. 5 (March 2009): 1571-77.