Indroneil Ganguly

Indroneil Ganguly

Associate Research Professor/Associate Director, CINTRAFOR
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of bio-based products, Forest products marketing; Forest economics

Office: Anderson 123A
Phone: 206-685-8311 
Email: indro@uw.edu


B.Sc., Economics, University of Calcutta, 1996
MBA, Natural Resources and Rural Management, Indian Institute of Rural Management, 1998
Ph.D., Forest Products and Marketing, University of Washington, 2008

In Dr. Ganguly’s current position as Research Assistant Professor in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University Washington in Seattle, he is leading the life cycle assessment (LCA) and environmental footprint analysis efforts for the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) bio-jet fuel project. In general, Dr. Ganguly’s current research interests can be broadly categorized into three major groups (i) environmental evaluation of various forms of bio-energy and estimating the true carbon footprint and environmental consequences of bio-based technologies/products using life cycle assessment (LCA), (ii) exploring the role of environmental certification programs and environmental laws on global wood products industries (Asia focus), and (iii) investigating the socio-economic and cultural consequences of natural resource management among indigenous communities. Dr. Ganguly has developed research collaborations with multiple universities in the US, Italy, Canada, China and India. He has also developed significant research ties with various US based industry/trade associations/NGOs.
Courses Taught:Quarter offered:
QSCI 482 Statistical Inference and Hypothesis Testing (5) Autumn
Current Sponsored Research:
Developing an Export Oriented U.S. Wood Pellet Industry in the Pacific Northwest with a Focus on the Asian Market
Life Cycle Assessment of Biomaterials, Systems and Processes
Machine Vision for Classification of Spruce, Pine, and Fir
Next Generation CLT: Combining Thermal Modification and Carbon-based Nanomaterials
The Rise of India as a Trade Partner and Competitor
Thermal Modification of Hemlock Lumber
Recent Publications:
Chen, C. X., Pierobon, F., and Ganguly, I. 2019. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) produced in Western Washington: The Role of Logistics and Wood Species Mix. Sustainability 11(5) doi: 10.3390/su11051278
Song, K., Ganguly, I., Eastin, I., Dou, C, Bura, R, Dichiara, A.B. 2019. Structure–property relationships of hydrothermally treated western hemlock. SN Appl. Sci. 1(84) doi: 10.1007/s42452-018-0096-6
Alanya-Rosenbaum S, Bergman RD, Ganguly I, Pierobon F. 2018. A comparative life-cycle assessment of briquetting logging residues and lumber manufacturing coproducts in Western United States. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers 34(1): 11-24 doi: 10.13031/aea.12378
Ganguly, I., Pierobon, F., Bowers, T., Huisenga, M., Eastin, I., Johnston, G. 2018. 'Woods-to-Wake' Life Cycle Assessment of Residual Woody Biomass Based Jet-Fuel Using Dilute Acid Pretreatment. Biomass and Bioenergy 108(January): 207-216 doi: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2017.10.041
CX Chen, F Pierobon, R Zamora-Cristales, I Ganguly, J Sessions, I Eastin. 2017. Modeling the Processing and Transportation Logistics of Forest Residues Using Life Cycle Assessment. Journal of Forestry 115(2): 86-94 doi: 10.5849/jof.2016-027
Daisuke Sasatani, Ivan L Eastin, Indroneil Ganguly, Clarence A Smith. 2017. The Perceived Value of Native American Wooden Gift Products with or without a Certification Label by Groups of Potential Customers. Journal of Forestry 115(5): 370-378 doi: 10.5849/jof.16-051
Kunlin Song, Indroneil Ganguly, Ivan Eastin and Anthony B. Dichiara. 2017. Lignin-Modified Carbon Nanotube/Graphene Hybrid Coating as Efficient Flame Retardant. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 18(11): 2368 doi: 10.3390/ijms18112368
Nwaneshiudu, I., Ganguly, I., Pierobon, F., Bowers, T., Eastin. 2016. Environmental Assessment of Mild Bisulfite Pretreatment of Forest Residues into Fermentable Sugars for Biofuel Production. Biotechnology for Biofuels 9(1) doi: 10.1186/s13068-016-0433-1
Lu, Z., Ganguly, I., & Eastin, I. 2015. A Categorical Modeling Approach to Analyzing the Impacts of the Lacey Act 2008 Amendment on Chinese Companies’ Export Cost and the Implications on Their Sourcing Behaviors. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 45(12): 1806-1815 doi: 10.1139/cjfr-2015-0163
Sasatani, Bowers, Ganguly and Eastin. 2015. Adoption of CASBEE by Japanese House Builders, Journal of Green Building 10(1):186-201 doi: 10.3992/jgb.10.1.186
Benjamin Roe, Ivan Eastin, Indroneil Ganguly. 2014. The Impact of Timber Legality Regulations on Business Practices in Vietnam. Forestry Chronicle 90(5): 651-659.
Bowers, C.T., Ganguly, I., & Eastin, I. 2014. Eco-label wood products on the U.S.: Characteristics of architects that drive the usage of certified wood and residential green building programs. Forestry Chronicle 90(5):605-613.
Pierobon, F., Ganguly, I., Bowers, T., & Eastin, I. 2014. Analyzing the role of biogenic carbon and the global warming impact assessment of bio-jet fuel. Forestry Chronicle 90(5):577-585.
Ziyi Lu, Indroneil Ganguly, Tait Bowers and Ivan L. Eastin. 2014. Chinese Companies’ reaction to the US Lacey Act Amendment: Chinese Re-Exports Sector. Forestry Chronicle 90(5):660-665.
Ganguly, I., Eastin, I., Bowers, T., & Cantrell, R. A. . 2013. Role of Green Building Programs in Enhancing the Usage of Environmentally Certified Wood in the U.S. Residential Construction Industry. International Journal of Construction Education and Research 9(3): -.