Executive Director, Concrete Sustainability Hub
Research Scientist, MIT Civil and Environmental Engineering
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA, 02139
- B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Montana State University, 1998
- S.M. in Mechanical Engineering, MIT, 2000
- Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, MIT, 2004
Dr. Gregory studies the economic and environmental implications of engineering and system design decisions, particularly in the area of materials production and recovery systems. Research topics include product and firm environmental footprinting, manufacturing and life-cycle cost analysis, and characterization of sustainable material systems. He has applied these methods, often with industry partners, to a range of different products and industries including pavements, buildings, automobiles, electronics, consumer goods, and waste treatment and recovery.
USA Today: Resilience in Flood-prone Areas, March 2019
Bloomberg: "Why aren't people buying hurricane-proof homes?" June 2018
- Tecchio, P. , Gregory, J. , Olivetti, E. , Ghattas, R. and Kirchain, R. "Streamlining the Life Cycle Assessment of Buildings by Structured Under‐Specification and Probabilistic Triage" Journal of Industrial Ecology (2019).
- Hester, J., Gregory, J., Ulm, F.J., Kirchain, R. “Building design-space exploration through quasi-optimization of life cycle impacts and costs” Building and Environment, Volume 144, 15 October 2018, Pages 34-44.
Tecchio, P., Gregory, J., Ghattas, R., and Kirchain, R. "Structured Under-Specification of Life Cycle Impact Assessment Data for Building Assemblies" Journal of Industrial Ecology (2018).
Xu, X., Gregory, J., & Kirchain, R. Role of the Use Phase and Pavement-Vehicle Interaction in Comparative Pavement Life Cycle Assessment, Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting, 2018.