The LCSA Board

Contact Information: lifecycle@is4ie.org

This email address can be used to contact all current board members. 

Board Terms:

Board members are elected to serve for 3 years, with no term limits, though the board chair may only serve in that position for 2 successive terms.

The next election date is expected to June 1, 2022. All spots will be up for re-election.

2020-2022 Board Members:

  • Wenjie Liao, Co-Chair (Sichuan University)
  • Cassandra Thiel, Co-Chair (New York University)
    Dr. Thiel is an Assistant Professor at New York University in the Grossman School of Medicine, the Wagner School of Public Service, and the Tandon School of Engineering. Her research utilizes life cycle assessment and principles of industrial ecology to analyze and improve the environmental performance of medical systems, hospital design, healthcare practice, and medical technologies. Dr. Thiel received her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh and BS from Michigan Technological University, both in Civil Engineering.
  • Yuan Yao (Yale University)
    Dr. Yuan Yao is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Systems at the Center for Industrial Ecology, Yale University. Her research is motivated by the increasing need for sustainable solutions that can support industrial development without compromising the environment or depleting the resources for future generations. Dr. Yao uses interdisciplinary approaches in industrial ecology, sustainable engineering, operations research, and big data analytics to develop systematic and scientific rigorous methodologies to support engineering and policy decisions towards sustainable development of industries. Dr. Yao receives the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early CAREER Award in 2019.
  • Oludunsin Tunrayo Arodudu (Maynooth University, Ireland)
    Dr. Oludunsin Arodudu is a Natural resource and sustainability researcher at Maynooth University, Ireland. He applies life cycle sustainability assessment tools, methodologies, indicators and frameworks for evaluation of bioenergy and other renewable energy systems. His current research interests include tools and strategies for landscape and resource efficiency, circularity of materials, and sustainable bioeconomy. Oludunsin has a BSc. in Geography (Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria), MSc in Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management (Lund University, Sweden and University of Twente, Netherland), and a PhD in Geoecology (University of Potsdam, Germany). Oludunsin is currently a Board Member of the Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment Section of the International Society for Industrial Ecology.
  • David Font Vivanco (2.-0 LCA consultants)
    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. Obtained his Ph.D from Leiden University with a thesis on environmental rebound effects. Since then he has been a postdoctoral researcher at Yale University and University College London. Currently a Life Cycle Specialist at 2.-0 LCA consultants.
  • Haibo Feng (Northumbria University)

    Dr. Haibo Feng PMP, LEED AP, is an Assistant Professor working in the Construction and Project Management team, and he is a member of the Built Environment Digital Futures research group. He is currently working closely with colleagues to secure funding regarding building performance, digital construction, smart communities, and life cycle sustainability assessment.

    He received the postdoctoral fellowship NSERC-PDF and top Canadian graduate scholarship NSERC-CGS for his PhD studies. Haibo also received the NSERC Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement scholarship and conducted a half year visiting study in ETH Zurich. Ever since haibo started the graduate studies, he has already published over 20 journals and conference papers. Haibo was also in the board member of ISIE Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment Section. He is an active reviewer for many top journals, such as Building and Environment, Journal of Cleaner Production, Energy and Buildings, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Sustainability, etc.

Previous Board Members:

Thomas Gloria (chair)

Harvard University

until 2019

Matthew Eckelman

Northeastern University

until 2019

Stephan Pfister

ETH Zurich

until 2019

Paulina Jaramillo

Carnegie Mellon University

until 2019

Jeroen Guinée

Leiden University, CML, Netherlands

Prior to 2017

Gregory Norris

Harvard School of Public Health USA

Prior to 2017

Michael Hauschild

DTU Management Engineering DK

Prior to 2017

Sarah McLaren

Massey University, New Zealand

Prior to 2017

Barbara Nebel 

PE International, New Zealand

Prior to 2017

Robert Anex

University of Wisconsin Madison, USA

Prior to 2017

Matthias Finkbeiner

Technical University Berlin, Germany

Prior to 2017

Göran Finnveden

Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Prior to 2017

Pere Fullana Palmer

Escola Superior de Comerç Internacional, Barcelona

Prior to 2017

Sabrina Spatari

Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA

Prior to 2017

Steven Young

University of Waterloo, Canada

Prior to 2017

Bo Weidema

2.-0 LCA consultants, Aalborg East, Denmark

Prior to 2017

Alissa Kendall

UC Davis, Civil and Environmental Engineering, USA

Prior to 2017

Josh Newell

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Prior to 2017