Sangwon Suh

Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California - Santa Barbara and lead author of the International Resource Panel's "Green Technology Choices" report

Sangwon Suh is professor in industrial ecology and director of the CLiCC Program, an EPA-funded university-industry partnership that is developing a tool for rapid assessment of chemicals’ environmental and human health impacts. He was trained as an environmental engineer and earned his PhD in industrial ecology at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Sangwon’s research focuses on the sustainability of the human-nature complexity through understanding materials and energy exchanges between them. Sangwon served as the Coordinating Lead Author of the Assessment Report 5 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He was appointed as a member of the International Resource Panel (IRP) by the United Nations Environmental Programme in 2009 and was part of the Working Group on the Environmental Impacts of Products and Materials.