Life Cycle and Systems Innovation: A Sustainable Engineering Short Course

Sustainability Short Course
July 30-31, 2013
Marquette University
Engineering Hall, Room 323
Milwaukee, WI

Keynote speaker:

Dr. Braden Allenby

Braden Allenby, Ph.D.
Arizona State University

Braden R. Allenby is Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics; President’s Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering, and of Law; Founding Chair of the Consortium for Emerging Technologies, Military Operations, and National Security; and Founding Director of the Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management, at Arizona State University.  He moved to ASU from his previous position as the Environment, Health and Safety Vice President for AT&T in 2004.  Dr. Allenby received his BA from Yale University, his JD and MA (economics) from the University of Virginia, and his MS and Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from Rutgers University.  He is past President of the International Society for Industrial Ecology, ex-Chair of the AAAS Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, and ex-Chair of the IEEE Presidential Sustainability Initiative.  He is an AAAS Fellow, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, Manufactures & Commerce, and a Batten Fellow in Residence at the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, and has been a U. S. Naval Academy Stockdale Fellow (2009-2010), an AT&T Industrial Ecology Fellow (2007-2009), and a Templeton Research Fellow (2008-2009). From 1995 to 1997, he was Director for Energy and Environmental Systems at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and from 1991 to 1992 he was the J. Herbert Holloman Fellow at the National Academy of Engineering in Washington, DC.  His areas of expertise include emerging technologies, especially in the military and security domains; Design for Environment; industrial ecology; sustainable engineering; transhumanism; and earth systems engineering and management.   

Course speakers

John Mourand, P.E.

John Mourand, P.E.
Briggs & Stratton

John Mourand is the Corporate Director of Environmental Compliance and Sustainability for Briggs & Stratton Corporation.  In his role, he is responsible for global environmental compliance, due diligence in acquisitions and divestitures, public reporting on the corporation’s environmental and sustainability performance, and he manages corporate energy purchasing and energy efficiency projects.  Mr. Mourand also leads the company’s Sustainability Board and is also an advisor on the Wisconsin Sustainability Business Council.  He received his BS and MS degrees in Environmental Engineering from Michigan Technological University and has 20 years of environmental management experience.


Angela Fisher

Angela Fisher
General Electric

Angela Fisher is an environmental engineer in the ecoassessment center of excellence, which is part of the Environmental Technology Laboratory at General Electric's Global Research Center in Niskayuna, NY. She focuses most of her efforts on product life cycle assessments (LCA) and sustainability analyses with an emphasis on Design for Environment and Life Cycle Management strategies.  She also leads the development and promotion of sustainability approaches and life cycle thinking for site remediation activities throughout GE.  She received her graduate degree in Environmental Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and currently serves as the Vice President for the Sustainable Remediation Forum (SURF). 


Marco Ugarte

Marco Ugarte, Ph.D., CPIM, CSCP, CQIA

Accountable for the comprehensive Energy & Water Stewardship Strategy of the organization serves as the main point of contact for strategic partnerships between MillerCoors and The Nature Conservancy, the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable, and The Sustainability Consortium. Currently serving in the Board of Directors of the APICS Educational & Research Foundation, Dr. Ugarte is a certified supply chain instructor and speaker for forums such as The White House Council on Environmental Quality, The Association of Climate Change Officers, and The Logistics & Supply Chain Forum.  Formerly, Dr. Ugarte was responsible for the expansion of The Sustainability Consortium into Latin America, while conducting research in supply chain carbon footprint modeling for lean logistics and retailing systems in the consumer goods industry. As entrepreneur, has received awards from MIT, ASU, Walmart, and NASDAQ to launch technology-based innovation ventures addressing sustainability challenges.  Marco holds a Ph.D. in Sustainability from Arizona State University; a M.E. in Quality and Productivity Systems, and a B.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering, both from Tec de Monterrey, Mexico.


Melissa Zgola

Melissa Zgola
Quantis International

Melissa is a life cycle analyst with Quantis International. Quantis is a leading consultancy specializing in environmental life cycle assessment and its applications to industry, governments and others to make scientifically robust choices around products, behavior, and organizational footprint. Ms. Zgola holds a M.S. from MIT.


Callan Schoonenberg

Callan Schoonenberg
Eaton Corporation

Callan Schoonenberg is the Sustainability Lead for Global Research & Technology at Eaton. In her role, she builds engineering capabilities, processes, and training in Sustainability, specifically Sustainable Innovation, Life Cycle Assessment and Design for Environment.  She also served an adjunct professor in 2012 at Marquette University, teaching Sustainable Engineering. Callan holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently pursuing an MBA at Marquette University.  She is a Life Cycle Assessment Certified Practitioner (LCACP) and LEED Green Associate.


Brooke Mayer, Ph.D.

Brooke Mayer, Ph.D., P.E.
Marquette University

Brooke Mayer is currently an Assistant Professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at Marquette University.  Her primary research interests relate to sustainable drinking water treatment and environmental chemistry/microbiology.  She has experience evaluating water quality from both a microbial and chemical standpoint and has conducted a variety of water-related research over the past eight years, including evaluating and improving water treatment processes targeting pathogenic viruses, developing and validating new techniques for the detection and quantification of viruses, testing strategies for reducing the formation of cancer-causing disinfection byproducts (DBPs) during water/wastewater treatment, and identifying and evaluating novel techniques for the removal and recovery of nutrients from water and wastewater.  She currently teaches the Sustainable Engineering course at Marquette.


For more information contact:

Dr. Brooke Mayer, P.E.
phone: 414-288-2161


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