Postdoctoral Researcher


Center for the Built Environment
390 Wurster Hall #1839, Berkeley CA 94720-1839

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Matt Roberts is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Center for the Built Environment at UC Berkeley. Matt’s research efforts focus on the advancement of life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology for material to building scale applications within the built environment. His current interests include the use of consequential LCA to assess changes in environmental impacts that result from implementing impact reduction strategies at scale and the development of target values to broaden the scope of sustainability. He received his PhD in Architecture and Civil Engineering, and a MSc in Conservation of Historic Buildings from the University of Bath, UK and BASc in Civil Engineering and International Studies in Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada. His PhD research focused on LCA and net-zero carbon building design. Previous research has included the LCA of ‘Active’ buildings with on-site energy storage and on-site energy generation that are capable of responding to the grid and LCAs for bio-based building materials intended for use in circular economy applications within the built environment.