Board of Representatives

Hi! We are the board members of the ISIE Student Chapter. Feel free to contact us anytime by emailing or individual members (below).

Current board members (2023-2024)

President of the board - Koichi Kanaoka
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!
Vice-president of the board - Elisa Pastor-Vallés
PhD Student in Industrial Ecology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology – NTNU
Hola! I am Elisa, a third-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! 😊
Board member - Maximilian Koslowski
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 focus on outreach and research dissemination activities.
Board member - Wyatt Williams
MS Student in Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
I am a second-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.
Board member - Jakob Napiontek
PhD Student in Industrial Ecology, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
I am Jakob from Berlin, Germany. I'm a PhD student at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). I am using material flow analysis, input-output analysis and machine learning tools to study sub-national emissions from residential buildings in Germany. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or ideas!
Board member - Anna Christy
PhD Student in Carbon Accounting, Newcastle University
Hi! I’m Anna, a fellow enthusiast in the fascinating world of Industrial Ecology. Imagine a blend of German precision and South Asian vibrancy – that’s me! Since joining the ISIE community in 2021, at the start of my PhD, I’ve been eager to contribute my energy and ideas to continue fostering this vibrant community. I am thrilled to be on the Student Chapter board this year and am looking forward to the Industrial Ecology excitement ahead of us. 
Board member - Catrin Böcher
PhD Candidate, CML – Leiden University
Hi! I am a second year PhD student at CML, Leiden University in the Netherlands. My work is mainly focussed on construction and demolition materials, and I am using MFA and GIS to study them. I have a particular interest in sand, and anything related to it. I am looking forward to working in the student chapter and to contributing to the IE community.
Board member - Jiajia Li
PhD Student in Industrial Ecology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology – NTNU

Hi, I am Jiajia, a PhD student at the Industrial Ecology Programme (Indecol) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). My research focuses on buildings, which are an important part of our daily lives. Specifically, I am exploring how buildings adapt to demographic changes. In my research, I mainly use Material Flow Analysis and Geographic Information Systems. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or bright ideas to share!

Board member - Mithun Kumar Biswas
PhD student in Manufacturing and Industrial System Engineering, University of Melbourne
Hello, I'm Mithun from Dhaka, Bangladesh. I am currently pursuing my PhD in Manufacturing and Industrial System Engineering at University of Melbourne (UniMelb). By profession, I'm a textile engineer employed in the industry. Additionally, I serve as a research assistant in the Decoupling Lab at NSU. My research spans various sectors, including the textile, power, plastic, metal, and agricultural industries. I employ industrial ecology tools like Life Cycle Analysis, Material Flow Analysis, and Techno-Economic Analysis. I'm passionate about industrial sustainability, circular economy, and industrial symbiosis. Beyond my professional interests, I'm a huge fan of music and sports. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or suggestions!
Board member - Ursula Cardenas Mamani
PhD Student, Louvain Research Institute for Landscape, Architecture, Built Environment – Université catholique de Louvain

Hello, I'm Ursula, a PhD student at UCLouvain in Belgium. I'm a Civil Engineer by training, but became keenly interested in Urban sustainability, which led me here! My research focuses in the integration of Ecosystem Services in Urban Metabolism assessments, and to see how Nature-Based Solutions can contribute to the sustainability of cities under the Industrial Ecology perspective. As a member of the student board I'm looking forward to contribute to foster the ISIE community, if you have any ideas or suggestions feel free to reach out!

Former student board members

  • 2022-2023: Kamila Krych (President), Miriam Stevens (Vice-President), Thomas Maani, Kavya Madhu, Julius Ott, Maximilian Koslowski, Koichi Kanaoka, Elisa Pastor-Vallés, Wyatt Williams, Jakob Napiontek
  • 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