Nicholas Santero is a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research uses life-cycle assessment (LCA) to improve the sustainability of engineered systems. At MIT, Dr. Santero is part of a team that is working to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings and pavements using cost-effective approaches. He has a Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.S. from the University of California, Davis, all in Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is a licensed professional engineer in California.
Research focuses on reducing our carbon footprint
Designing for sustainability
Academia: thinking outside the box
The “cost” factor
Life cycle budgeting
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