Troy Hawkins is a Senior Scientist and leads the Fuels and Chemicals Group of the Systems Assessment Center. His research focus is on improving the environmental performance of energy and product systems, with particular focus on decarbonization, where he applies life cycle assessment and other quantitative systems analysis approaches to provide actionable insights. Troy Hawkins has evaluated the energy and environmental impacts of conventional and alternative transportation energy systems, electricity and biopower, plastics and chemicals, and industrial processes, and has developed new methods for life cycle assessment and environmentally-extended input output analysis. He contributes to the development of Argonne’s GREET (Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Technologies) model for life cycle analysis of energy systems, products, and technologies.
Prior to joining Argonne he worked as a consultant providing environmental and economic assessment for clients in the private and government sectors, led life cycle assessment research at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and worked as a researcher in the Industrial Ecology Programme at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He holds a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University and a BS in Physics from the University of Michigan.