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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): Google Scholar

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. She is an industrial systems scholar whose research focuses on the environmental impacts of current and emerging industrial systems. Before joining Concordia University, she was the Senior Director of Sustainability at R&D consultancy CTC, where she worked with public and private sector clients to advance sustainability. Professor Lloyd’s research aims to answer two questions: 

  • How can we better 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
  • Supply Chain Sustainability
  • Corporate Sustainability
  • Measuring Sustainability Performance

Learn more about Professor Lloyd's research group

Read about Professor Lloyd's research assessing corporate environmental efforts

Read about student Zeynab Yousefzadeh's LCA on pulse water jet coating removal

Read about our study on methods for setting science based targets

Watch postdoc Anders Bjørn discuss methods for setting science based targets

graduate students present ongoing life cycle assessment research

Listen to Professor Lloyd discuss interdisciplinary research

Watch Professor Lloyd participate in a roundtable discussion on green aviation


Articles under Review

Bjørn, A., Tilsted, J.P., Addas, A, & Lloyd, S.M., Can science-based targets make the private sector Paris aligned? A literature review

Zeynab Yousefzadeh, Z. & Lloyd, S.M., Prospective Life Cycle Assessment as a Tool for Environmentally Responsible Innovation

Yousefzadeh, Z., Rezvani Rad, M., McDonald, A., and Lloyd, S.M. Environmental life cycle assessment of thermal sprayed multi-layered alumina-nickel chromium resistive heating coating for pipe freeze protection.

Hadziosmanovic, M., Lloyd, S.M., Bjørn, A., Paquin, R.L., Mengis, N., & Matthews, H.D., Using cumulative carbon budgets and corporate carbon disclosure to set ambitious corporate emissions targets and long-term mitigation pathways.

Journal Articles

Salihu, A.L., Lloyd, S.M., & Akgunduz, A. (2021). Electrification of airport taxiway operations: A simulation framework for analyzing congestion and costTransportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 97, 102962.

Rezvani Rad, M., Ngaokere, K., Lloyd, S.M., & McDonald, A. (2021). Techno-Economic Assessment of Multi-Layered Coating-Based Resistive Heating Systems and Conventional Heat Tracing Cables for Industry PipesJournal of Thermal Spray Technology, 30, 1393–1409.

ørn, A., Lloyd, S., & Matthews, D. (2021). From the Paris Agreement to corporate climate commitments: Evaluation of seven methods for setting “science-based” emission targetsEnvironmental Research Letters, 16, 054019.

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 approachEnvironmental 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.

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