Luca Ciacci was born in Rimini, Italy, in 1984. He received B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Bologna in 2007, 2009 and 2013, respectively. His research interests include the socio-economic metabolism of materials and their impact on the environment from an industrial ecology perspective. To these goals, material flow analysis (MFA) and life cycle assessment (LCA) are commonly applied. His experience with LCA and MFA modeling comprises the assessment of products, chemical processes, end-of-life products, and waste treatment. However, the analysis of anthropogenic cycles of metals has captured most of his research attention. He was also involved in investigating metal loss “by design” in dissipative uses and the present and future criticality of metals, including sustainability implications of future demand and recycling potential. His current research activity regards the analysis of current urban mines for selected critical metals, assessing future opportunities and barriers to their recycling, and related potentials for environmental gains (H2020-MSCA-IF-2015 No. 704633 - QUMEC, https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/201250_it.html).
Socio-economic metabolism, anthropogenic material cycles, life cycle assessment, scenario analysis, criticality assessment