Thomas E. Graedel

Deputy node Lead, Systems Analysis & Integration

Dr. Graedel is the Deputy Node Lead for the Systems Analysis & Integration arm of the REMADE Institute. In this capacity, he serves as an aid and advisor to Dr. Barbara Reck, assisting in development and implementation of the Institute roadmap, assessing node performance, and guiding technology transfer to industry leaders.

Dr. Graedel draws on an extensive career of leadership at the intersection of environment and industry, where he focused on global resource flows and environmental impact assessment. Over the course of nearly 50 years, he has co-authored seminal books in Industrial Ecology and Life Cycle Assessment that serve as the foundation for much research in these fields today. Dr. Graedel serves as the Director of the Center for Industrial Ecology at Yale University, where Dr. Reck has been a member of his research team for 15 years. Dr. Graedel was the inaugural chair of the Global Metal Flows Group for the International Resource Panel (IRP) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEO). Prior to Yale, he had a distinguished career on the technical research staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories.

Dr. Graedel holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Washington State University, an MA in Physics from Kent State University, and both an MS and PhD in Astronomy from the University of Michigan.