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Colin McMillan

Researcher IV-Operations Research Analysis | 202-488-2251

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

Areas of Expertise

Life cycle assessment
Energy efficiency

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 (20102013)
Environmental Engineer, First Environment, Boonton, NJ (20052006)
Project Engineer, Limno-Tech, Ann Arbor, MI (20012002)

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.