Papers in Refereed Journals

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MA Farooq, R Kirchain, H Novoa and A Araujo, "Cost of Quality: Evaluating Cost-Quality Trade-Offs for Inspection Strategies of Manufacturing Processes", International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 188, pp. 156-166 (2017). (pdf)
doi:10.1016/j.ijpe.2017.03.019

J Hester, J Gregory and R Kirchain, "Sequential Early-Design Guidance for Residential Single-Family Buildings Using a Probabilistic Metamodel of Energy Consumption", Energy and Buildings. Vol. 134, No. 1, pp. 202-211 (2017).
doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.10.047

J Chang, E Olivetti, SK Fjeldbo and R Kirchain, "Data mining towards increased use of aluminum dross", Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy. Vol. !, Issue 1, pp.53-64 (2015).
doi: 10.1007/s40831-014-0003-3

E Olivetti, E Gulsen, J Malça, E Castanheira, F Freire, L Dias, and R Kirchain, "Impact of Policy on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Economics of Biodiesel Production", Environmental Science & Technology. Vol. 48, No. 13, pp 7642–7650 (2014).
doi: 10.1021/es405410u

E Gulsen, E Olivetti, F Freire, L Dias and R Kirchain, "Impact of Feedstock Diversification on the Cost-Effectiveness of Biodiesel", Applied Energy. Vol. 126, August 1, 2014.
doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.03.063

H Duan, TR Miller, J Gregory and R Kirchain, "Quantifying Export Flows of Used Electronics: Advanced Methods to Resolve Used Goods within Trade Data", Environmental Science & Technology. Vol. 48, No. 6, pp 3263–3271 (2014).
doi: 10.1021/es404365z

O. Swei, J. Gregory and R Kirchain, "Comparative pavement life cycle assessment with parameter uncertainty", Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Volume 25, December 2013, Pages 131-138.
doi: 10.1016/j.trd.2013.10.002

O. Swei, J. Gregory and R. Kirchain, "Probabilistic Characterization of Uncertain Inputs in the Life-Cycle Cost Analysis of Pavements", Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2366, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2013, pp. 71–77. 
doi: 10.3141/2366-09

J Gregory, T Montalbo and R Kirchain, "Analyzing Uncertainty in a Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Hand Drying Systems", The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, Vol. 18, No. 8 (2013), pp. 1605-1617.
doi: 10.1007/s11367-013-0606-0

E Alonso, F Field and R. Kirchain, "Platinum Availability for Future Automotive Technologies", Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 46, No. 23 (2012), pp. 12986-12993.
doi: 10.1021/es301110e

E Alonso, A Sherman, T Wallington, M Everson, F Field, R Roth and R Kirchain, "Evaluating Rare Earth Element Availability: A Case with Revolutionary Demand from Clean Technologies", Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 46, No. 6 (2012), pp. 3406-3414.
doi: 10.1021/es203518d

E Alonso, T Lee, C Bjelkengren, R Roth and R Kirchain, "Evaluating the Potential for Secondary Mass Savings in Vehicle Lightweighting", Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 46, No. 5 (2012), pp. 2893-2901.
doi: 10.1021/es202938m

G Gaustad, E Olivetti and R Kirchain, "Improving Aluminum Recycling: A Survey of Sorting and Impurity Removal Technologies", Resources, Conservation & Recycling, Vol. 58 (2012), pp. 79-87.
doi: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2011.10.010

E Fuchs, S Liu and R Kirchain, “The Future of Silicon Photonics: Not So Fast? Insights from 100G Ethernet LAN Transceivers”, Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 29, No. 15 (2011), pp. 2319-2326.
doi: 10.1109/JLT.2011.2159260

P Li, J Dahmus, S Guldberg, HO Riddervold and R Kirchain, “How Much Sorting is Enough: Identifying Economic and Scrap-Reuse Benefits of Sorting Technologies”, Journal of Industrial Ecology, web publication date August 31, 2011. Vol. 15, No. 5 (October 2011), pp. 743-759.
doi: 10.1111/j.1530-9290.2011.00365.x

M-C Nadeau, A Kar, R Roth and R Kirchain, "A Dynamic Process-Based Cost Modeling Approach to Understand Learning Effects in Manufacturing", International Journal of Production Economics, web publication date August 3, 2011. (pdf)
doi: 10.1016/j.ijpe.2010.07.016

E Fuchs, F Field, R Roth and R Kirchain, “Plastic cars in China? The significance of production location over markets for technology competitiveness in the United States versus the People's Republic of China”, International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 132, No. 1, 2011. pp. 79-92.
doi: 10.1016/j.ijpe.2011.03.008

E Olivetti, G Gaustad, F Field and R Kirchain, "Increasing Secondary and Renewable Material Use: A Chance Constrained Modeling Approach to Manage Feedstock Quality Variation", Environmental Science & Technology, Articles ASAP (As Soon As Publishable), web publication date April 5, 2011. Vol. 45, No. 9 (May 2011), pp. 4118-4126. (pdf)
doi: 10.1021/es103486s

G Gaustad, E Olivetti and R Kirchain, "Toward Sustainable Material Usage: Evaluating the Importance of Market Motivated Agency in Modeling Material Flows". Environmental Science & Technology, Articles ASAP (As Soon As Publishable), web publication date March 25, 2011. Vol. 45, No. 9 (May 2011), pp. 4110-4117. (pdf)
doi: 10.1021/es103508u

M Johnson and R Kirchain, "The Importance of Product Development Cycle Time and Cost in the Development of Product Families", Journal of Engineering Design, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2011. pp. 87-99.
doi: 10.1080/09544820902960058

M Johnson and R Kirchain, “Developing and Assessing Commonality Metrics for Product Families: A Process-based Cost Modeling Approach”, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Vol. 57, No. 4, 2010. pp. 643-648.
doi: 10.1109/TEM.2009.2034642

E Fuchs and R Kirchain, “Design for Location? The Impact of Manufacturing Offshore on Technology Competitiveness in the Optoelectronics Industry”, Management Science, Vol. 56, No. 12, 2010. pp. 2323-2349.
doi: 10.1287/mnsc.1100.1227

G Gaustad, E Olivetti, R Kirchain, “Design for Recycling: Evaluation and Efficient Alloy Modification”, Journal of Industrial Ecology, Vol. 14, No. 2, 2010. pp. 286–308.
doi: 10.1111/j.1530-9290.2010.00229.x

M. Johnson and R. Kirchain, “Quantifying the effects of product family decisions on material selection: A process-based costing approach”, International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 120, Iss. 2, 2009. pp. 653-668.

J Gregory, M-C Nadeau and R Kirchain, "Evaluating the Economic Viability of a Material Recovery System: The Case of Cathode Ray Tube Glass", Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 43, Iss. 24, 2009. pp.9245-9251 (pdf)
doi: 10.1021/es901341n

L Cheah, J Heywood and R Kirchain, "Aluminum Stock and Flows in the U.S. Light-Duty Vehicle Fleet and Implications on the Material Cycle Energy Use ".Journal of Industrial Ecology, Vol. 13, Iss. 5, 2009. pp. 718-734 (pdf)
doi: 10.1111/j.1530-9290.2009.00176.x

M Johnson and R Kirchain, "Quantifying the Effects of Parts Consolidation and Development Costs on Material Selection Decisions: A Process-Based Costing Approach". International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 119, Iss. 1, 2009, pp. 174-186. (pdf)
doi: 10.1016/j.ijpe.2009.02.003

J Gregory and R Kirchain, "A Framework for Evaluating the Economic Performance of Recycling Systems: A Case Study of North American Electronics Recycling Systems", Environmental Sciences and Technology, Vol. 42, Iss. 18, 2008. pp.6800-6808. (pdf)
doi: 10.1021/es702666v

E Fuchs, F Field, R Roth and R Kirchain, "Strategic Materials Selection in the Automotive Body: Economic Opportunities for Polymer Composite Design", Composites Science and Technology, Vol.68, Iss. 9, 2008. pp.1989-2002. (pdf)
doi: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2008.01.015

E Alonso, F Field, J Gregory and R Kirchain, "Material Availability and the Supply Chain: Risks, Effects, and Responses", Environmental Science and Technology, Vol.41, Iss. 19, 2007. pp. 6649-6656. (pdf)
doi: 10.1021/es070159c

F Field, R Kirchain and R Roth, "Process Cost Modeling: Strategic Engineering and Economic Evaluation of Materials Technologies", Journal of Metals, Vol. 49, Iss. 10, 2007. pp. 1543-1581. (pdf)
doi: 10.1007/s11837-007-0126-0

R Kirchain and LC Kimerling, "A roadmap for nanophotonics", Nature Photonics, Vol. 1, 01 June, 2007, pp. 303-305. (pdf)
doi: 10.1038/nphoton.2007.84

G Gaustad, P Li and R Kirchain, "Modeling Methods For Managing Raw Material Compositional Uncertainty In Alloy Production", Resources, Conservation, and Recycling, Vol. 52, Iss. 2, 2007. pp.180-207. (pdf)
doi: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2007.03.005

R Kirchain and A Cosquer, "Strategies for Maintaining Light Metal Reuse: Insights from Modeling of Firm-wide Raw Materials Availability and Demand", Resources, Conservation, and Recycling, Vol. 51, Iss. 2, 2007. pp. 367-396. (pdf)
doi: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2006.10.005

J Atlee and R Kirchain, "Operational Sustainability Metrics Assessing Metric Effectiveness in the Context of Electronics-Recycling Systems", Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 40, Iss. 14, 2006, pp. 4506-4513. (pdf)
doi: 10.1021/es050935l

E Fuchs, E Bruce, R Ram and R Kirchain, "Process-based Cost Modeling of Photonics Manufacture: The Cost Competitiveness of Monolithic Integration of a 1550-nm DFB Laser and an Electroabsorptive Modulator on an InP Platform", Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 24, Iss. 8, 2006, pp. 3175-3186. (pdf)
doi:10.1109/JLT.2006.875961

R Urbance, F Field, R Kirchain, R Roth and J Clark, "Market Model Simulation: The Impact of Increased Automotive Interest in Magnesium", Journal of Metals, Vol. 54, Iss. 8, 2002, pp. 25-33. (pdf)
doi: 10.1007/BF02711863

F Field, R Kirchain and J Clark, "Life Cycle Assessment and Temporal Distributions of Emissions: Developing a Fleet-Based Analysis", Journal of Industrial Ecology, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2001, pp. 71-91. (pdf)
doi: 10.1162/108819800569816