Matthews to Serve on Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology
CEE faculty member, Scott Matthews, has been elected to serve on the board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology (BEST). BEST is the National Research Council’s principal unit for organizing and overseeing studies relating to environmental problems affecting human health and environmental impact and the assessment and management of related risks to human health and environment.
Professor Matthews holds a joint appointment in CEE and EPP and is the research director of the Green Design Institute. His research and teaching focuses on valuing the socioeconomic implications of environmental systems, sustainable engineering, and industrial ecology. His work intends to facilitate environmental decision making under uncertainty via large datasets, computation, and visualization methods. He has contributed to development of tools for environmental and energy life-cycle assessment of products and processes, estimating and tracking environmental effects across global supply chains, and the sustainability of infrastructure systems.