Stijn Van Ewijk
University College London
London, United Kingdom
Member ID 0728
Member since Jun 12, 2015
Status Active


Lecturer (Assistant Professor), University College London


Stijn (pronounced "Stine") is a Lecturer (Assistant professor) in Environmental Engineering at University College London. He is an expert on waste management and the circular economy. Stijn aims to drive sustainability by advancing the integration of material flow analysis and life cycle thinking in policymaking. He has worked internationally with policymakers to develop evidence and policies for reducing environmental impacts.

Previously, Stijn was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Yale Center for Industrial Ecology and a Research Associate at UCL. He was also an ABSW Media Fellow at The Times and a visiting researcher at the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra). Stijn obtained his PhD from the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources and holds MSc degrees in Sustainable Energy Technology and Public Administration from the University of Twente.

Stijn leads a research group on industrial ecology and policy. The group shows how public policy shapes the use of materials and energy in society. The research methods include material flow analysis (MFA), life cycle assessment (LCA), techno-economic modelling, and policy analysis. The group works across disciplines and in collaboration with industry and policymakers to investigate government interventions that support a transition towards a sustainable circular economy.

Research Interests

Material Flow Analysis (MFA)
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
Public Policy
Waste Management
Circular Economy

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18 Jul 2023 PhD positions
29 Nov 2022 Socio-metabolic research and public policy: workshop findings