Indroneil Ganguly

Indroneil Ganguly

Research Assistant 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:
ESRM 403 Forests and Economic Development in the Developing World (4)Autumn
QSCI 482 Statistical Inference and Hypothesis Testing (5) Autumn
QSCI 483 Applied Regression Analysis for Ecologists and Resource Managers (5)Winter
Current Sponsored Research:
Assessing Export Opportunities for Tribal Wooden Gift Boxes in Japan
Research opportunities in forest products marketing as a result of global green consumerism
The Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA): A New Vista for Green Fuels, Chemicals and Environmentally Preferred Products (EPP)
Waste to Wisdom: Utilizing forest residues for the production of bioenergy and bioproducts
Recent Publications:
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): -.
Bowers, T., Eastin, I., Ganguly, I., Cao, J., & Seol, M. . 2012. Forest certification in Asia: The changing marketplace for value-added wood product manufacturers in China and Vietnam. Forestry Chronicle 88(5): 578-584.
Ganguly, Indroneil, Eastin, I. L., & MacLachlan, D. L. . 2011. An Analysis of the US Decking Materials Market: Perceptual Mapping Approach. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 41(4): 669-681.
SEFS Committee Membership:Chair?
Computing and IT Committee