Environmental Scientist and M.Sc in Industrial Ecology by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and M.Sc in Renewable Energy Engineering and Management by Universitat de Barcelona. David Font Vivanco obtained his Ph.D in 2016 from Leiden University with a thesis on rebound effects in industrial ecology. Since then he has been a postdoctoral researcher at Yale University and University College London, working on the development of environmental-economic models. He is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship awardee and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK. He also has professional experience in the fields of industrial and municipal waste management
David's research interest focuses on the intersection between technology, economy and society, and the application of interdisciplinary approaches for environmental assessment that combine technology detail with economic completeness and behavioral realism. A special point of interest is the study of the environmental consequences of the behavior of economic actors, in particular pervasive effects from technical change (rebound effects). For this, a wide range of tools are combined: life cycle assessment, multi-regional input-output analysis, econometrics, etc. Other topical areas of interest include the resource nexus, sustainable transport, eco-innovation, sustainable consumption, waste management and renewable energies.