Matt Mehalik serves as Program Manager at Sustainable Pittsburgh, where he has created a sustainable business network for Western Pennsylvania called Champions for Sustainability.
He also teaches as Adjunct Professor of Environmental Policy at Heinz College, School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon. He has taught a variety of courses related to complex systems, sustainable communities, environmental policy and the fundamentals of sustainable product innovation and design in domestic and international settings.
He has written multiple journal articles in the areas of engineering sustainability and engineering education, and has co-authored Ethical and Environmental Challenges to Engineering with Michael E. Gorman and Patricia Werhane.
Matt obtained a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering, with concentrations in innovation, ethics, and policy, from the University of Virginia (2001). His research involved an analysis of new environmental technologies and strategies for transforming manufacturing networks. He possesses a M.S. in Systems Engineering and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, also from the University of Virginia. He worked for Lockheed Martin as a test engineer.