• G Gaustad, E Olivetti and R Kirchain. Improving Aluminum Recycling: A Survey of Sorting and Impurity Removal Technologies. Resources, Conservation & Recycling, Vol. 58 (2012), pp. 79-87.
  • Velázquez-­‐Martínez J.C., Fransoo J.C., Blanco E.E. and Mora-­‐Vargas, J, “The Impact of Carbon Footprint Aggregation on Realizing Emission Targets”. Submitted September 2011.
  • Córdova X., Ponce E., Blanco E.E. and Yang X., “Quantifying the Extended Environmental Impact of Economic Activities in the Galapagos Islands”. Submitted September 2011.
  • T Montalbo, J Gregory and R Kirchain, “Life Cycle Assessment of Hand Drying Systems”, commissioned by Dyson, Inc. September 2011. (pdf)
  • M-C Nadeau, A Kar, R Roth and R Kirchain. A Dynamic Process-Based Cost Modeling Approach to Understand Learning Effects in Manufacturing. International Journal of Production Economics, web publication date August 3, 2011. (pdf)
  • G Gaustad, E Olivetti and R Kirchain, “Toward Sustainable Material Usage: Evaluating the Importance of Market Motivated Agency in Modeling Material Flows”. Environmental Science & Technology, Articles ASAP (As Soon As Publishable), web publication date March 25, 2011. Vol. 45, No. 9 (May 2011), pp. 4110-4117. (pdf)
  • J. Gregory, P. Jeong, E. Olivetti, R. Kirchain, and E. Blanco, “Impact of Uncertainty in Activity Data and Emissions Factors on Firm Scope 3 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Estimates”, ISSST International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Chicago, IL, May 16-18, 2011. (pdf)
  • M.L. Zgola, E.A. Olivetti, C. Weber, S. Boyd, J. Mangold, R. Abedrabbo, E. Williams, J. Gregory, and R.E. Kirchain, “Environmental Assessment of IT Products Using a Triage Approach”, ISSST International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Chicago, IL, May 16-18, 2011. (pdf)
  • S. Patanavanich, E.A. Olivetti, J.R. Gregory, and R.E. Kirchain, “Exploring the Viability of Probabilistic Underspecification to Streamlined Life Cycle Assessment”, ISSST International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Chicago, IL, May 16-18, 2011. (pdf)
  • Blanco, E.E. and Zampieri, F.A., “Different Perspectives on Carbon Footprint Allocation of a Food Delivery Service,” MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, December 2010.
  • Blanco, E.E. and A.J. Craig, “The Value of Detailed Logistics Information in Carbon Footprints,” MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics Research Paper, October 2009. (pdf)
  • L Cheah, J Heywood and R Kirchain. Aluminum Stock and Flows in the U.S. Light-Duty Vehicle Fleet and Implications on the Material Cycle Energy Use. Journal of Industrial Ecology, Vol. 13, Iss. 5, 2009. pp. 718-734. (pdf)
  • Blanco, E.E., “Looking at Green in the Eye,” Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies, February 2009.
  • Blanco, E.E., “Green Strategies in Supply Chains,” Revista Logistec No. 49, 4-­‐6, 2008.
  • J Gregory, E Alonso, D Cameron, S Connors, F Field and R Kirchain, “A Survey of Environmental and Social Pressures on Supply Chains and Responses”, whitepaper for the MIT SupplyChain 2020 consortium, June 2006.



  • Velázquez-Martinez, Josué C., “Implementation of Carbon Footprint in the PIDRP Using a Multi-objective Optimization Approach,” expected June 2013. (Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, CEM)
  • Craig, Anthony J., “A Decentralized Life Cycle Assessment Approach to Measuring Supply Chain Carbon Efficiency,” June 2012. (ESD, co-supervised with Prof. Yossi Sheffi)


  • Keane, Emily and Mulvey, Erin, “Design of a Scalable Reusable Carton Packaging Program for Office Supplies at MIT,” June 2011.
  • Agbonkhese, Sophie, “Achieving Economic Returns from an Environmental and Socially Sustainable Supply Chain,” June 2010.
  • Chow,Kendall and Ng, Joshua, “Sustainable Packaging in Retail Delivery,” June 2010.
  • Zampieri, Filippo, “The Impact of Third Party Logistics in Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategies,” December 2010. (IST, co-supervised with Prof. Ana Póvoa)
  • Tan, Kwan Chong, “Stimulating Carbon Efficient Supply Chains: Carbon Labels and Voluntary Public Private Partnerships,” June 2009. (ESD Technology and Public Policy)
  • Andrieu, Nellie & Weiss, Lee, “Transport Mode and Network Architecture: Carbon Footprint as a New Decision Metric,” June 2008.
  • Bowman, Peyton, “Energy Efficient Logistic Parks,” Zaragoza Logistics Center, June 2008.
  • Macan, Nicholas, “Carbon Reduction in Supply Chains: The Strategic Case,” June 2008.