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Mukunth Natarajan

Mukunth Natarajan

PhD Student, Sustainability, School of Sustainability

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502


  • PhD Student, Sustainability, School of Sustainability


My research interests includes material flow in cities, urban system dynamics and infrastructure interactions. I specialize in using LCA framework and systems modeling. I have published a paper on the LCA of Verticle Gardens in the Urban Ecosystems Journal. In the past i have worked on modelling the island lanai and measure the sustainability of some of the proposed infrastructure projects. I have coded and built multiple systems in the realm of embedded systems. I am expert at coding in Matlab and building models in Vensim. I worked at a non-profit which primarily helped small firms in the Silicon Valley built sustainability strategies.

Teaching Assistant Experience

  • SOS 101 Introduction to Applied Mathematics
  • SOS 110 Sustainable World


  • MS, Green Technologies, University of Southern California-Los Angeles, 2013
  • Certificate, LEED Green Associate, 2013
  • BE, Electronics and Communications Engineering, PSG College of Technology, 2010


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Journal Articles


Natarajan, M., M. Rahimi, S. Sen, N. Mackenzie and Y. Imanbayev. 2014. Living wall systems: Evaluating life-cycle energy, water and carbon impacts. Urban Ecosystems 18(2015):1-11. DOI: 10.1007/s11252-014-0378-8. (link )