Board of Representatives

Hi! We are the board members of the ISIE Student Chapter. Feel free to contact us anytime!

The roles of the board

We are the representatives of the students in ISIE’s governing bodies. Among our work, we:

  • Serve as liaisons between students and ISIE.

  • Represent the student community in the ISIE council and other governing bodies.

  • Compile and publish the students’ newsletters.

  • Lead the organization of student activities (workshops, competitions, meetings…) at ISIE related conferences, including the ISIE biannual conference, section meetings, and the Gordon Research Conference and Symposium.

  • Maintain a database of resources for students: study programs, funding options, etc.

  • Help in finding and obtaining scholarships for ISIE’s students.

  • Distribute and help the students exchange information regarding conferences, employment opportunities, and collaborations.

  • Maintain this website.

The structure of the board
The Student Chapter Board is normally composed of eight to ten student volunteer members elected by the ISIE student members. The term of a board member is two years, and terms in the board are staggered: each year 3 new board members are elected in October-November to replace retiring board members. Two continuing members of the Student Chapter Board take on the responsibilities of President and Vice-President respectively. This ensures continuity in the Student Chapter. If you are a student member of ISIE, you can become a board member! You'll get a notice about the next elections by e-mail.
The 2021-2022 student board members are:

President of the board 2022-2023
PhD student in Industrial Ecology,  Norwegian University of Science and Technology – NTNU
Hi, I’m Kamila! I started my journey with industrial ecology in 2018 when I found out about it online. The same year, I got accepted into the MSc degree in Industrial Ecology at NTNU in Norway. Right now, I’m in the second year of my PhD at the same university. My work is focused on the environmental impacts of consumption of household durables and the benefits of longer product lifetimes. I use dynamic product flow modeling, and I combine it with life cycle assessment. As a board member, I want to support outreach to students so that more people get involved in our society. Please get in touch if you have any questions or ideas!


Vice-President of the board 2022-2023
PhD student in Environmental and Ecological Engineering, Purdue University
Hello! I'm Miriam, a third year graduate student and first year PhD student at Purdue University. Prior to graduate school, I worked at the cross section of manufacturing and urban sustainability as a builder, teacher, and local government administrator in the Chicago region. I am broadly interested in enabling circular economy development at small and large scales and my research is focused on modeling the availability of secondary supplies of battery critical materials from vehicles and other products in the US. I frequently use input-output analysis and combined this technique with graph theory in my master's thesis to investigate domestic dependencies on cobalt and am integrating logistics planning and agent-based modeling into my PhD research. I'm also very interested in policy and market-based mechanisms to drive responsible supply chain initiatives. My focus as a student board member is to support the virtual networking events and peer groups; I want to help make these groups as accessible and useful to you. Please feel free to contact me.
Member of the board 2022-2023
Ph.D. Student in Environmental and Ecological Engineering, Purdue University
Hi, I'm Thomas. I'm a Ph.D. student at Purdue University. My research focuses on value recovery and closed-loop recycling of rare earth permanent magnets used in electric traction motors that power clean technologies such as electric vehicles and wind turbines. I use methodologies such as Material Flow Analyses, Techno-economic Assessments, and Life Cycle Assessments to investigate the role reuse, remanufacturing and recycling can play in circularizing resources. As a board member, I would like to enable more underrepresented groups to be a part of ISIE. Please feel free to reach out with questions or ideas!
Kavya Madhu
Member of the board 2022-2023
PhD Candidate in Industrial Ecology, University of Freiburg

Hi! I am Kavya Madhu, PhD candidate at the University of Freiburg and working in the Industrial Ecology Group. My PhD research revolves around analyzing the impact of different pillars of Circular Economy on the environmental footprint of products and I use Life Cycle Assessment as a tool to do my analysis. As a member of the student board, I am involved in in the activities of the sub-groups- Virtual networking and SIEYP committee. If you have any ideas/suggestions/critics that you would like to share regarding the sub-groups, please feel free to reach out to me!  

Member of the board 2022-2023
MSc Student in the Erasmus Mundus Programme on Circular Economy (CIRCLE)
After studying at the NTNU in Trondheim, Waseda University in Tokyo and the University of Graz, I am currently writing my master thesis about resource efficiency by analyzing environmentally extended Input-Output tables. As a member of the student board I focus on enhancing the connection with (new) master students as well as contributing to the work in the peer groups. Furthermore, I am passionate about sustainable transportation and car-free cities. Please do not hesitate to contact me.
Member of the board 2022-2023
PhD Student in Industrial Ecology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology – NTNU
Hi, I’m Max! Upon finishing my degrees in Germany and Norway and a few industry stints here and there in between, I worked for some time in Freiburg and Oslo before coming back to my Alma Mater. There, at NTNUs Industrial Ecology Programme, I’m currently pursuing my PhD, racking my brain over ways to model sustainable futures within the input-output framework. As part of the student board, I want to focus on outreach activities.
Member of the board 2022-2023
PhD Candidate in Environment, Yale University

I am a PhD candidate at Yale University’s Center for Industrial Ecology. My research examines the strategic, economic, and environmental benefits of industrial symbiosis, along with factors that influence its development. Previously, I have worked with organizations including the World Bank, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and REI to help businesses implement more sustainable practices. As a member of the board, I hope to make ISIE a valuable part of your student experience through organizing events and supporting you connect with other members and resources!

Member of the board 2022-2023
PhD Student in Industrial Ecology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology – NTNU

Hola! I am Elisa, a second-year PhD student at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. My research focuses on the prospective evaluation of technologies for metal production, mainly using Life Cycle Assessment. At a higher level, I am interested in the study of the complex relationship between the environment, society, economy, and technological development. As a member of the board, I am part of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and also support the organization of other events. Please get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions! 😊

Member of the board 2022-2023
MS Student in Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
I am a first-year MS Student at Georgia Institute of Technology studying Environmental Engineering. My research focuses on enabling an equitable Circular Economy program in communities historically marginalized by solid waste management. I am an active Member of IS4IE and a part-time consultant. Within my research, I use Life Cycle Analysis and Material Flow analysis, and within my work, I perform more fieldwork, such as Waste Characterization Studies.
Member of the board 2022-2023
MSc Student in Industrial Ecology, Leiden University
I am Jakob from Berlin, Germany. Currently, I am an MSc student in the joint programme Industrial Ecology by Leiden University and TU Delft. Next to my studies, I work as a research assistant in the FutureLab Social Metabolism & Impacts at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. I am using tools such as Complex Network Analysis and Material Flow Analysis to study material flows throughout our society. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or ideas you have!

Former student board members

  • 2021-2022: Fernando Aguilar Lopez (President), Jan Streeck (Vice President), Akshi Singh, Brent McNeil, Baba Imoro Musah, Kamila Krych, Thomas Maani, Kavya Madhu, Miriam Stevens, Julius Ott
  • 2020-2021: Aishwarya Iyer (President), Glenn A. Aguilar-Hernandez (Vice President), Eliette Restrepo, Diana Ita Nagy, Sónia Cunha, Daniel Itzamna Avila-Ortega, Akshi Singh, Brent McNeil, Fernando Aguilar Lopez, Jan Streeck
  • 2019-2020: Zhengyang Zhang (President), Aishwarya Iyer (Vice President), Amanda Gcanga (Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer), Eliette Restrepo (Vice Diversity & Inclusion Officer), Glenn A. Aguilar-Hernandez, Joe Bozeman III, Sónia Cunha, Daniel Itzamna Avila-Ortega, Diana Ita Nagy, Paul Currie. 
  • 2018-2019: Reed Miller (President), Stefanie Klose (Vice President), Amanda Gcanga (Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer), Hanjiro Ambrose, Joe Bozeman III, Paul Currie, Nathalie Spittler, Zhengyang Zheng,
  • 2017-2018: Christoph Helbig (President), Dana Boyer (Vice President), Ana Rosa Rabelo de Lima, Yuwei Qin, Stefanie Klose, Hanjiro Ambrose, Reed Miller
  • 2016-2017: Alessio Miatto (President), Carla Caldeira, Éléonore Lebre, Maryam Arbabzadeh,Ana Rosa Rabelo de Lima, Christoph Helbig, Dana Boyer, Yuwei Qin
  • 2015-2016: Moana Silva Simas (President), Alessio Miatto, Carla Caldeira, Éléonore Lebre, Ignes Augusta Castro Contreiras de Carvalho, Luis Felipe Vásquez Correa, Maryam Arbabzadeh
  • 2014-2015: Tomer Fishman (President), Alfred Wreh, Carolin Bellstedt, Ignes Augusta Castro Contreiras de Carvalho, Luis Felipe Vásquez Correa, Moana Silva Simas
  • 2013-2014: Xiao Li (President), Burak Şen, Carolin Bellstedt, Claire Antalya, Lin Shi, Tomer Fishman
  • 2012-2013: Graham Aid (President), Claire Antalya, Emma Keller, Simone Pereira de Souza, Prakhar Goel, Xiao Li
  • 2011-2012: Susan Spierre (President), Ankit Aggarwal, Emma Keller, Graham Aid, Simone Pereira de Souza, and Yu Li
  • 2010-2011: Catherine Izard (President), Ankit Aggarwal, Dexin Luo, Geoffrey Gilpin, Susan Spierre, Vivian Li