Reid Lifset studies industrial ecology, an emerging field that examines the flow of materials and energy at various scales as part of the study and pursuit of sustainable production and consumption. His research focuses on the application of industrial ecology to new problems and research areas and the evolution of extended producer responsibility. He is the associate director of the Industrial Environmental Management Program and Resident Fellow in Industrial Ecology at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. Lifset is the editor-in-chief and founder of the Journal of Industrial Ecology, an international, peer-reviewed bimonthly on industry and the environment. In addition, he serves on the Science Advisory Board of the U.S. EPA, is a member of the governing council of the International Society for Industrial Ecology and of the editorial advisory board for the Springer book series on Eco-efficiency in Industry & Science. He is also an advisor to the Q Collection, an environmental design and furnishings firm based in New York. Lifset received graduate degrees in political science and management from MIT and Yale University respectively.