Biography

Michael Lepech is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. His research focuses on the integration of sustainability indicators into engineering design, ranging from materials design, structural design, system design, to operations management. Such sustainability indicators include a comprehensive set of environmental, economic, and social costs. Recently his research has focused on the design of sustainable high performance fiber-reinforced cementitious composites (HPFRCCs) and fiber-reinforced polymers (FRPs), the impacts of sustainable materials on building and infrastructure design and operation, and the development of new life cycle assessment (LCA) applications for building systems, transportation systems, water systems, consumer products. 

Michael received his PhD in Materials Engineering from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He also received his MBA in Strategy from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.   Prior to coming to Stanford he served as research fellow at the University of Michigan's Center for Sustainable Systems at the School of Natural Resources and Environment.  His industry experience lies in the design and construction of interstate highways and bridges, along with the design and construction of residential high rises in seismic zones.