PhD, Environmental Science & Engineering, Leiden University, Netherlands
MS and BS, Environmental Engineering, Ajou University, South Korea
Sangwon Suh is a professor at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He earned his PhD in industrial ecology at Leiden University in the Netherlands. His research focuses on the sustainability of the human-nature complexity through the understanding of materials and energy exchanges between them. His work contributed to the theoretical foundations and practical applications of quantitative sustainability assessment in the areas of life cycle assessment (LCA) and industrial ecology. Dr. Suh served the International Resource Panel (IRP) of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) as a member and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as a Coordinating Lead Author. He received the McKnight Land-Grant Professorship from the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents, Leontief Memorial Prize and the Richard Stone Prize from the International Input-Output Association (IIOA), the Robert A. Laudise Medal from the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE), and Distinguished Teaching Award by the Bren School.