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Gregory Morose

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Gregory Morose, Sc.D. Research Manager, Toxics Use Reduction Institute

Research Interest

Sustainable product design; occupational and environmental health; toxic chemical use reduction; life cycle assessment; chemical hazard assessment; chemical alternatives assessment; and safety of nanomaterials.

Educational Background

Sc.D., Cleaner Production, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2008
M.Sc.,  Environmental Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2002
M.B.A., Business Administration, San Jose State University, 1992
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 1986


Gregory Morose is a research manager for the Toxics Use Reduction Institute. The focus of his research for the past several years has been evaluating alternatives to toxic chemicals and materials used in products and manufacturing processes. He has developed an alternatives assessment methodology to evaluate the environmental, human health, technical performance, and financial considerations for companies transitioning to less toxic materials. He has conducted numerous alternatives assessments for products containing toxic materials such as: mercury, lead, phthalate plasticizers, radioactive materials, solvents, sealants with hexavalent chromium, and brominated flame retardants. His research activities have been funded by diverse sources including: industry, state governments, federal government, United Nations and foundations.

Greg has conducted life cycle assessments for products including footwear, toys, dolls, pharmaceutical processing equipment, product packaging, water filtration products, food packaging, food products, and power supplies for various Fortune 500 companies using GaBi, SimaPro, and Sustainable Minds LCA software. Greg has taught life cycle assessment and sustainable product design courses at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Tufts University. In addition, Greg has supervised students to conduct life cycle assessments for the following products: chalk line tool, Swiffer Wet Jet Cleaner, stapler, snowboard, coffee press, hair dryer, shampoo and spa kit.

Greg has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, a Master of Science in Environmental Studies, a Master of Business Administration, and a doctoral degree in cleaner production and pollution prevention. Greg is also an ASQ certified Six Sigma Black Belt.