Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 38–48

Education in sustainable production in US universities

  • Gilbert L. Rochon
  • Loring F. Nies
  • Chad T. Jafvert
  • Julie A. Stuart
  • Rabi H. Mohtar
  • Joseph Quansah
  • Akilah Martin
Original Paper


The evolution and current status of sustainable production education (SPE) in the United States is reviewed, both as a discrete entity and as an intersection of multiple disciplines. This paper (a) examines the current array of compatible and conflicting theories that guide the alternative approaches to SPE, (b) reviews the wide array of applications to which such theories and associated methodologies have been applied, and (c) presents a case study of the emerging interdisciplinary approach to SPE at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, and its network of national and international collaborators.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gilbert L. Rochon
    • 1
    • 2
  • Loring F. Nies
    • 3
  • Chad T. Jafvert
    • 4
  • Julie A. Stuart
    • 5
  • Rabi H. Mohtar
    • 6
  • Joseph Quansah
    • 2
    • 6
  • Akilah Martin
    • 6
  1. 1.Rosen Center for Advanced ComputingPurdue University, Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP)West LafayetteUSA
  2. 2.Purdue Terrestrial ObservatoryPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  3. 3.School of Civil EngineeringPurdue University, Global Sustainable Industrial Systems (GSIS)West LafayetteUSA
  4. 4.School of Civil EngineeringPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  5. 5.School of Industrial EngineeringPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  6. 6.Department of Agricultural and Biological EngineeringPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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