Michael D. Lepech


Home
Publications
Research
About
People
For Teachers



Michael D. Lepech, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
285B Yang & Yamazaki Energy and Environment Building
473 Via Ortega
Stanford, California 94305-4020
(o) 650.724.9459
(f) 650.723.7514
mlepech@stanford.edu







Professor Lepech's 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. Along with this he is studying the effects that slowly diffusing sustainable civil engineering innovations, and the social networks they diffuse through, can have on achieving long term sustainability goals.

Michael joined the Stanford University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty from the University of Michigan's Center for Sustainable Systems where he was a research fellow at the School of Natural Resources and Environment. He 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 MSE in Structural Engineering from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and his MBA in Strategy from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 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.



Announcements:

Professor Lepech is an invited speaker presenting "Flexible Concrete - Understanding its Design and Uses"  within the Interational Conference Program of Concreto Latinoamerica in Mexico City on Wednesday, August 19, 2009.  For more information please visit the Concreto Latioamerica Website.

Professor Lepech is co-chairing the Joint US-Japan Workshop on Life Cycle Assessment of Sustainable Infrastructure Materials to be held at Hokkaido Unversity in Sapporo, Japan from October 21 - 22, 2009. 

Professor Lepech will be speaking at the 2009 International Conference on Advanced Concrete Materials from November 17 - 19, 2009 in Stellenbosch, South Africa.












Stanford University Home

©2009 M. Lepech

Stanford CEE Home