Sarah Slaughter

Senior Lecturer, Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

Biography

Sarah Slaughter
Dr. Sarah Slaughter, Senior Lecturer in the MIT Sloan School of Management, coordinates the Sloan Sustainability Initiative, co-teaches "Strategies for Sustainable Business" and manages the Sustainable Business Laboratory (S-Lab).

Before returning to MIT to join the Sloan School, she was CEO of MOCA Systems, Inc., a company she founded based on research she conducted as a professor at MIT. She was a professor in the MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in Construction Management, with research interests in innovations in infrastructure and the built environment, and was previously a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Lehigh University, and worked with the Center for Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems (ATLSS). She received her B.S., M.S., and PhD degrees from MIT.

Her current research focuses on the development, assessment, implementation and diffusion of innovations for sustainable and disaster-resilient infrastructure and the built environment. She is currently supervising several research projects focusing on sustainability strategies related to capital facility assets. Several projects focus specifically on developing effective strategies, appropriate organizational structures, and business case analysis for commercial real estate, manufacturing, nonprofit, and high technology organizations.

She is currently on the Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment in the National Research Council, National Academies of Science, and was Vice Chair of the NRC Committee on Sustainable Infrastructure.
National Academies final report, "Sustainable Critical Infrastructure Systems: A Framework for Meeting 21st Century Imperatives" (2009).

She moderated the workshop for the Federal Facilities Council "Complying with the Energy Independence and Security Act by Federal Agencies" in summer 2008.

She is also a member of the High Performance Building Council Cost Committee in the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), the Sustainability Committee in the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), the Aging Infrastructure Committee for the ASME Innovative Technologies Institute, and the Inter-Agency Working Group on Climate Change Impacts. She also serves on several editorial boards of professional publications.

Web Site: http://mit.edu/slaughte/www/index.html

 

Contact Information
Office: E52-553
Tel: (617) 253-0594
Fax: (617) 253-2660

General Expertise
Alternative energy; Business education; Capital facilities assets; Carbon footprint; Corporate accountability; Disaster recovery; Drought; Emerging businesses; Environment; Executive education; Global warming; Government; Infrastructures; Innovation; Management of technology; New ventures; Real estate; Startup; Sustainability; Water