Teresa Domenech
University College London
London, United Kingdom
Member ID 3918
Member since Jun 27, 2023
Status Active


Teresa is an Assoc. Professor in Industrial Ecology and the Circular Economy at University College London, Institute for Sustainable Resources (UCL ISR) and founding director of the UCL Circular Economy Lab and the UCL Plastic Innovation Hub. She has contributed to leading international research in the areas of sustainable industrial development, decarbonisation pathways and the circular economy. Her expertise covers resource and energy management for decarbonisation and circularity in industrial sectors including construction (metals and cement), plastics, textiles, and the bioeconomy. She has also explored the role of critical materials for green mobility (e.g. EV batteries) and renewable technologies. Her work also addresses decarbonisation and circular economy implementation in industrial areas and in cities.
Her research has been published in leading academic journals, including Nature Sustainability and Journal of Cleaner Production. She has contributed to influential reports for the European Commission and UN on the Circular Economy. She delivers talks and lectures internationally in the areas of the circular economy and industrial decarbonisation. She regularly engages with the media (BBC, Channel4, TVR, NTVS, Times and Metro). She currently is part of the ISO Editorial Teams drafting the new family of standards for the Circular Economy.

Research Interests

Material Flow Analysis, Circular Economy, Environmental Assessment frameworks, Life Cycle Analysis, industrial decarbonisation, industrial symbiosis