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Dr. Shannon Lloyd

Assistant Professor, Management

Dr. Shannon Lloyd
Office: S-MB 14367 
John Molson Building,
1450 Guy
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2358
Website(s): Explore Concordia
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Shannon Lloyd is an assistant professor of management in the John Molson School of Business, an associate member of industrial engineering in the Gina Cody School of Engineering, and a research associate of the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre. Before joining Concordia University, she was the Senior Director of Sustainability at Concurrent Technology Corporation, where she worked with public and private sector clients to assess the impact of technologies, practices, and policies on the environment, employees, and communities. Professor Lloyd’s research aims to answer two questions: 

  • How can we use environmental and social impact assessment to inform the development of sustainable technologies and industrial systems?
  • Which sustainability practices improve organizational performance and advance absolute sustainability?


  • Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
  • M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
  • B.S. in General Engineering (Systems Engineering and Design), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Areas of Expertise

  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Technology Assessment
  • Supply Chain Sustainability
  • Measuring Sustainability Performance
  • Worker Health and Safety


Articles under Review

Bjørn, A., Lloyd, S., & Matthews, D. From the Paris Agreement to corporate climate commitments: Evaluation of seven methods for setting “science-based” emission targets.

Salihua, A.L., Lloyd, S.M., & Akgunduza, A. A simulation approach for estimating taxi time, carbon dioxide emissions, and cost of electric aircraft taxiing.

Rad, M.R., Ngaokere, K., Lloyd, S.M., & McDonald, A. Techno-Economic Assessment of Multi-Layered Coating-Based Resistive Heating Systems and Conventional Heat Tracing Cables for Industry Pipes.

Journal Articles

Lloyd, S.M., Schmitt, K.A., Rotteveel, N.M., Schwartz, T.B., & Stanley, C. (2015). Impact of Consumption and Cost Forecasting on United States Defense Fuel BudgetingPublic Budgeting and Finance, 35(1) 116–140.

Lloyd, S.M. & Schmitt K.A. (2015). Survey of Approaches for Including the Impact of Technology on Society in Canadian Engineering Undergraduate Curricula. International Journal of Engineering Education, 30(4) 977–991.

Scanlon, K.A., Lloyd, S.M. Gray, G.M., Francis, R.A., & LaPuma, P. (2015). An approach to integrating occupational safety and health into life cycle assessment. 
Journal of Industrial Ecology, 19(1) 27–37.

Scanlon, K.A.,  Gray, G.M., Francis, R.A., Lloyd, S.M., & LaPuma, P. (2013). The work environment disability adjusted life year for use with life cycle assessment: a methodological approach
Environmental Health, 12(21).

Thabrew, L., Lloyd, S.M., Cypcar, C.C, Hamilton, J.D., & Ries, R. (2008) Life Cycle Assessment of Water-based Acrylic Floor Finish Maintenance Programs. 
The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 13(1) 65-74.

R Clift and S Lloyd (2008) Nanotechnology: A New Organism in the Industrial Ecosystem? Journal of Industrial Ecology, 12(3) 259-262.

Lloyd, S.M. & Ries, R. (2007) Characterizing, Propagating, and Analyzing Uncertainty in Life-Cycle Assessment: A Survey of Quantitative Approaches. 
Journal of Industrial Ecology, 11(1) 161-179.

Lloyd, S.M., Lave, L.B., & Matthews, H.S. (2005). Life Cycle Benefits of Using Nanotechnology to Stabilize PGM Particles in Automotive Catalysts. 
Environmental Science & Technology, 39(5) 1384-1392.

Lloyd S.M. & Lave, L.B. (2003) Life Cycle Economic and Environmental Implications of Using Nanocomposites in Automobiles. Environmental Science & Technology, 37(15) 3458-3466.

Thurston, D.L, Lloyd, S.M., & Wallace, J. (1994) Considering customer preferences for environmental protection in material selection. 
Materials & Design, 15(4) 203-209.

Book Chapters

Lengacher, D., Cammarata, C., & Lloyd, S. (2014). Measuring Relative Efficiency and Effectiveness. In J. Wang (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Business Analytics and Optimization (pp. 1529-1538). Hershey, PA: Business Science Reference. 

Lloyd, S., & Ries, R. (2009). Spatial and Temporal Life Cycle Assessment: Ozone Formation Potential from Natural Gas Use in a Typical Residential Building in Pittsburgh, USA. In M. Ruth and B. Davidsdottir (Eds), The Dynamics of Regions and Networks in Industrial Ecosystems (pp. 38-54). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Lloyd, S.M., Lekas, D.N., & Schmitt, K.A. (2008) An Industrial Ecology Perspective. In H. Krug (Ed.), Nanotechnology (vol. 2, pp. 177–193). Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCh.

Lloyd, S.M. & Lave, L.B. (2006) Effects of Using Nanotechnology to Stabilize Platinum Group Metal Particles in Automotive Catalysts. In C.T. Hendrickson, L.B. Lave, and H.S. Matthews (Eds.) Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Goods and Services: An Input-Output Approach (pp. 86-93). Washington, DC: Resources for the Future.

Refereed conference papers

Dostaler, I., Lloyd, S., Nsakanda, A.L. & Virk, R.R.K. (2017). Measuring the competitiveness of Canadian national airports under various regulatory and ownership structures: A scenario analysis approach. 21th Air Transport Research Society Conference, Antwerp, Belgium.

Lloyd, S., Scanlon, K., & Lengacher, D. (2012). Improving Life Cycle Assessment by Considering Worker Health and Comparing Alternatives Based on Relative Efficiency. In A. Subic, J. Wellnitz, M. Leary & L. Koopmans (Eds.), Sustainable Automotive Technologies 2012, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference (pp. 305-312). Berlin, Germany: Springer.

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