Philip Nuss

Postdoctoral Associate, Lecturer

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed publications:


13. Nuss P. (2015): Life Cycle Thinking Informs Catalysis Choice and Green Chemistry. In Catalysis for Sustainability; Sustainability Contributions through Science Technology; CRC Press, pp 177–194. (Paper Link) (Book Chapter)

12. Pansousi S., Harper E.M., Nuss P., Eckelman M.J., Hakimian A., Graedel T.E. (2015): Criticality of Seven Specialty Metals, J. Ind. Ecol., DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12295 (Paper Link).

11. Graedel T.E., Harper E.M., Nassar N.T., Nuss P., Reck B.K. (2015): The Criticality of Metals and Metalloids, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), (Paper Link).

10. Harper E.M., Diao Z., Panousi S., Nuss P., Eckelman M.J., Graedel T.E. (2015): The Criticality of Four Nuclear Energy Metals, Resour. Conserv. Recy., 95, 193-201, 10.1016/j.resconrec.2014.12.009 (Paper Link).

9. Harper E.M., Kavlak G., Burmeister L., Eckelman M.J., Erbis S., Espinoza V.S., Nuss P., Graedel T.E. (2014): Criticality of the geological zinc, tin, and lead family, J. Ind. Ecol. DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12213 (Paper Link).


8. Graedel T.E., Nuss P. (2014): Employing Considerations of Criticality in Product Design, JOM (The Member Journal of the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society) (Paper Link).

7. Nuss P. and Eckelman M.J. (2014): Life Cycle Assessment of Metals: A Scientific Synthesis, PLoS ONE 9(7): e101298. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0101298 (Paper Link).

6. Eckelman M.J., Ciacci L., Kavlak G., Nuss P., Reck B.K., Graedel T.E. (2014): Life Cycle Carbon Benefits of Aerospace Alloy Recycling, J. Clean. Prod., 80, 38-45, 10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.05.039 (Paper Link).

5. Nuss P., Harper E.M., Nassar N.T., Reck B.K., Graedel T.E. (2014): Criticality of Iron and Its Principal Alloying Elements, Environ. Sci. Technol. 48 (7), 4171–4177 (Paper Link)


4. Nuss P., Bringezu S., Gardner K.H. (2013): Environmental Implications and Costs of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)-Derived Ethylene, J. Ind. Ecol. 17(6), 912-925. (Paper Link)

3. Nuss P., Gardner K.H.., Jambeck J. (2013):Comparative Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Construction and Demolition (C&D) Derived Biomass and U.S. Northeast Forest Residuals Gasification for Electricity Production, Environ. Sci. Technol., 47, 3463-3471. (Paper Link)

2. Nuss P., Gardner K.H., (2013):Attributional life cycle assessment (ALCA) of polyitaconic acid production from northeast US softwood biomass, Int. J. LCA, 18(3), 603-612. (Paper Link)


1. Nuss, P.; Bringezu, S.; Gardner, K. H. Waste-to-Materials: The Longterm Option. In Waste to Energy: Opportunities and Challenges for Developing and Transition Economies; Karagiannidis, A., Ed.; Springer London: London, 2012; pp 1–26. (Paper Link) (Book Chapter)

Reports and Reviews:

4. Nuss P. (2015): Book review of Life Cycle Assessment Handbook: A Guide for Environmentally Sustainable Products by Mary Ann Curran, J. Ind. Ecol. DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12217 (Paper Link).

3. Nuss P. and Lifset R.J. (2014): A definition of Life Cycle Assessment, Dictionary of Energy, Cleveland C.J. and Morris C. (eds), Elsevier Science Dictionary. (Paper Link)

2. Abdu N., Ako R., Backhaus J., Bergset L., Bezerra J., Bobojonov I., Borges V., Cakirli Akyüz N., Callo-Concha D., Castro R., Cundill G. Drees R., Escalante N., Haake H., Havemann A., Hezel B., Hotes S., Ibeh L., Karimov A., Köbbing J., Kurniawan T., Landry J., Leopold A., Lopes Guerreiro L., Månsson A., Marques da Silva C., Mawlong L., Moorhouse J., Mu D., Mukwaya P., Murguía D., Mutopo P., Nazarkina L., Nuss P., O'Brien M., Olaka L., Phelan L., Randrianiaiana R., Reichel A., Sakane N., Schmelzer M., Schmidt A., Schwerhoff G., Schwindenhammer S., Seufert V., Shen W., Shi L., Sop T., Tephnadze N., Tietze F., Tlili I., Wang X., Yazid S., Young A. (2013): White Paper of the Winter School on Limits to Growth Revisited, Winter School Visselhövede / Hanover, November 24 - December 1, 2012, Pütter F. / Kremers A. (Eds.), Volkswagen Foundation, Hanover, Germany. (Paper Link)

1. Jarayabhand S., Pachaimuthu V., Liss B. and Nuss P. (2008): New Strategic Direction for COBSEA (2008-2012), COBSEA Secretariat, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). (Paper Link)