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Carnegie Mellon: Tepper School of Business

W. Michael Griffin

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Associate Research Professor, Engineering and Public Policy and Tepper School of Business;
Co-Director and Executive Director, Green Design Institute


Education:
  • University of Dayton - B.S. - 1975
  • University of Dayton - M.S. - 1977
  • University of Rhode Island - Ph.D. - 1980
Teaching and Research Interests:
  • Life cycle assessment, sustainability, energy and environmental policy, biotechnology and energy production.
Published Papers: 
  • Relevance of Emissions Timing in Biofuel Greenhouse Gases and Climate Impacts
    Environmental Science and Technology 45, 2011; 8197-8203.
    (with: S. Schwietzke, H. Matthews)

  • Uncertainty in Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions for United States Natural Gas End-Uses and its Effects on Policy
    Environmental Science and Technology 45, 2011; 8182-8189.
    (with: A Venkatesh, P. Jaramillo, H. Matthews)

  • Impact of Dedicated E85 Vehicle Use on Ozone and Particulate Matter in the U.S.
    Atmospheric Environment 45(39), 2011; 7330-7340.
    (with: U. Nopmongcol, G. Yarwood, A. Dunker, H. MacLean, et al)

  • Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Marcellus Shale Gas
    Environmental Research Letters 6(3), 2011; 034014.
    (with: J. Mohan, C. Hendrickson, P. Jaramillo, J. VanBriesen, A Venkatesh)

  • Inventory Development and Input-Output Model of U.S. Land Use: Relating Land in Production to Consumption
    Environmental Science and Technology 43, 2011; 7985-799.
    (with: C. Costello, H. Matthews, C. Weber)

  • Estimating National Cellulosic Ethanol Production from Forest Thinnings
    Biomass and Bioenergy 35, 2011; 2133-2142.
    (with: M. Kocoloski, H. Matthews)

  • Life Cycle GHG Emissions from Malaysian Oil Palm Bioenergy Development: The Impact on Transportation Sector's Energy Security
    Energy Policy 39, 2011; 2615-2625.
    (with: A. Hassan, P. Jaramillo)

  • Impacts of Facility Size and Location Decisions on Ethanol Production Cost
    Energy Policy 39, 2011; 47-56.
    (with: M. Kocoloski, H. Matthews)

  • Policy Implications of Uncertainty in Modeled Life-Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Biofuels
    Environmental Science and Technology 45, 2011; 132-138.
    (with: K. Mullins, H. Matthews)

  • Uncertainty Analysis of Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Petroleum-Based Fuels and Impacts on Low Carbon Fuel Policies
    Environmental Science and Technology 45, 2011; 125-131.
    (with: A Venkatesh, P. Jaramillo, H. Matthews)

  • Life Cycle Inventory of CO2 in an EOR System
    Environmental Science and Technology 42, 2011; 8027-8032.
    (with: P. Jaramillo, S. McCoy)

  • Indirect Land-Use Change and Biofuel Policy
    Environmental Research Letters 4(3), 2009; 034008.
    (with: M. Kocoloski, H. Matthews)

  • Can Brazil Replace 5% of the 2025 Gasoline World Demand with Ethanol?
    Energy 34, 2009; 655-661.
    (with: C. C. R. Leite, M. R. L. V. Leal, L. A. Cortez, M. I. Scandiffio)

  • Economic and Environmental Transportation Effects of Large-Scale Ethanol Production and Distribution in the United States
    Environmental Science and Technology 43, 2009; 2228-2233.
    (with: Heather Wakeley, Chris Hendrickson, H. Matthews)

  • Impact of Biofuel Crop Production on the Formation of Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico
    Environmental Science and Technology 43, 2009; 7985-7991.
    (with: C. Costello, A. Landis, H. Matthews)

  • National-level Infrastructure and Economic Effects of Switchgrass Co-firing with Coal in Existing Power-plants for Carbon Mitigation
    Environmental Science Technology 42, 2008; 3501-3507.
    (with: W. Morrow, H. Matthews)

  • Alternative Transportation Fuels: Distribution Infrastructure for Hydrogen and Ethanol in Iowa
    ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems 14, 2008; 262-271.
    (with: Heather Wakeley, Chris Hendrickson, H. Matthews)

  • Comparative Analysis of the Production Costs and Life-Cycle GHG Emissions of FT-Liquid Fuels from Coal and Natural Gas
    Environmental Science and Technology 42, 2008; 7559-7565.
    (with: P. Jaramillo, H. Matthews)

  • State-level Infrastructure and Economic Effects of Switchgrass Co-firing with Coal in Existing Power-plants for Carbon Mitigation
    Environmental Science and Technology 41, 2007; 6657-6662.
    (with: W Morrow, H. Matthews)

  • Comparative Life Cycle Air Emissions of Coal, Domestic Natural Gas, LNG, and SNG for Electricity Generation
    Environmental Science and Technology 41(17), 2007; 6290-6296.
    (with: P. Jaramillo, H. Matthews)

  • Modeling Switchgrass Derived Cellulosic Ethanol Distribution in the US
    Environmental Science and Technology 40(9), 2006; 2877-2886.
    (with: W Morrow, H. Matthews)

  • Importing Ethanol Solves Many Problems
    Environmental Science and Technology, 2006; 40-42.
    (with: Lester Lave)

  • Restoring Soils to Protect Climate, Food, and Water
    Science 304, 2004; 393-393.
    (with: Rattan Lal, Jay Apt, Lester Lave, M. Morgan)

  • Considerations on the World Use of Bioethanol as Contribution for Sustainability
    Management of Environmental Quality 14(4), 2003; 508-519.
    (with: L. A. Cortez, J. Scaramuchi, M. I. Scandiffio, O. Braunbeck)

  • Alternative Transport Fuels for the Future
    International Journal of Vehicle Design 35(1-2), 2003; 27-49.
    (with: H. MacLean, Lester Lave)

  • Evaluation of Lignocellulosic Ethanol to Fuel the USA - Canadian Light Duty Transportation Fleet
    SAE Paper No. 2001-01-3729, 2001.
    (with: H. MacLean, Lester Lave, S. Joshi)

  • Promise and Cost of Cellulosic Ethanol for the U.S. Light-duty Fleet
    SAE Paper No. 2001-01-2472, 2001.
    (with: H. MacLean, Lester Lave)

  • The Ethanol Answer to Carbon Emissions
    Issues in Science and Technology, 2001-02; 73-78.
    (with: Lester Lave, H. MacLean)

Working Papers: 
  • The Climate and Health Effects of a USA Switch from Coal to Gas
    February, 2014.
    (with: Jay Apt, Roger Lueken, Kelly Klima)

  • Comparison of Potential Emission for the U.S. Polymer Sector: Bio-feedstocks and Bio-energy
    December, 2011.
    (with: P. Jaramillo, A. Landis, K. Osterwood)

  • Policies for Reducing Ethanol Distribution Cost
    January, 2011.
    (with: M. Kocoloski, H. Matthews)

  • Addressing Uncertainty in Life-Cycle Carbon Intensity in a National Low-Carbon Fuel Standard
    January, 2011.
    (with: M. Kocoloski, K. Mullins, A Venkatesh)

Publications: 
  • "The Economic and Environmental Footprints of Transportation"
    in M. Kutz (ed.) Environmentally Conscious Transportation, 1-14, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, (2009).
    (with: Lester Lave)

  • "Cellulosic Ethanol in an Oil and Carbon Constrained World"
    A High Growth Strategy for Ethanol, 21-30, Aspen Institute: Washing, DC, (2006).
    (with: Lester Lave)

Consulting:
  • Bayer Corporation
  • BP
  • General Motors
  • Maktishim Chemical Co.
  • Joule Biotechnologies, Inc.
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