Call for Proposals to the ISIE at the Annual General Meeting. Read more »

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 six 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. During the 2016-2017 term, exceptionally, the board is composed by eight members. One of the remaining board members serves as the president of the board for a single year. 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 2016-2017 student board members are (in alphabetical order):

Christoph Helbig 
President of the board 2017-2018
PhD Student, University of Augsburg, Germany
My name is Christoph Helbig, I'm pursuing a PhD at the Resource Lab group at University of Augsburg, in Germany. I have a M.Sc. in physics and the skills I learned during my studies give me quite an analytical perspective on Industrial Engineering. The interdisciplinary character of Industrial Engineering keeps me motivated during the more challenging days of my PhD time. Meeting great people from with so many different academic backgrounds and from all over the world at multiple Industrial Ecology and LCA conferences was, and will be, a pleasure for me. We're all working on similar issues concerning the sustainability of industrial metabolism on the only earth we have, so my colleagues in the board of representatives and myself, we will work to give the next generation of researchers in the Student Community a voice and will help you connect to each other.
Dana Boyer
Vice President of the board 2017-2018
PhD Student, University of Minnesota, USA
My name is Dana Boyer and I am pursuing a PhD studying Urban Infrastructure Systems at the Center for Science Technology and Policy, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. As part of the Sustainable Cities Group, I work on issues related to urban food systems, specifically working to better understand the water, energy, and greenhouse gas impacts of city food supplies, working in Indian, Chinese and U.S. cities. Prior to Minnesota I received a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Engineering and Landscape Design from the University of Connecticut and a Masters Degree in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge. Outside of academia, I’ve worked on various engineering and development projects in Latin America, the U.S., UK and India. I have really enjoyed my interactions with the ISIE student community and am very excited to continue my engagement and contribute as a member of the board.
Ana Rosa Rabelo de Lima
PhD Student, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
University of Minnesota, USA
I am a Brazilian Materials Engineer that just started a PhD in the German University Duisburg-Essen about recycling of metals. Our Institute works not only about traditional Metallurgy, but also recycling, urban mining and circular economy, this is the reason why I'm very interested in a bigger exchange with the ISIE community.

I became interested in industrial ecology a couple of years ago during my studies in Brazil, when I could recognize that we can change the relationship that we, as an industrial society, interact with the environment. This interest led me to the Industrial Ecology Student meeting last year, in England, where I was very happy to get in touch with this community for the first time – and I’m really glad it was just the start!

Yuwei Qin
PhD Student, University of California Santa Barbara, USA







I am Yuwei Qin and I am currently a PhD student in the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where I earned my master’s degree in Environmental Science and Management specializing in Economics and Politics of the Environment and Energy and Climate. I have a B.S. in Environmental Policy and Management with an emphasis on Environmental Economics at the Ohio State University.

I study Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) with an emphasis in assessing uncertainty of LCA results and improving reliability of LCA applications. I am currently working on an environmental and health impact-predicting tool for new chemicals, called Chemical Life Cycle Collaborate (CLiCC), and mainly focusing on the uncertainty and sensitivity analysis of the results. My previous research involves the uncertainty quantification of Ecoinvent data (the world largest LCA database) and the determination of probability distribution of inventory data. As a part of the ISIE student community, I would love to contribute to the development of the growing field of industrial ecology.


Stefanie Klost
PhD Student, Freiburg University, Germany

My name is Stefanie Klose and I started with my doctoral thesis in the Industrial Ecology Group at Freiburg University in January 2017. Between my studies and my doctoral thesis I got an insight in different organizations like the German Society for International Cooperation and the Institute for Applied Ecology which both work on green development strategies closely connected to politics. I found all these experiences very fruitful since I dealt with sustainable development and the challenges connected to it from different points of view. By doing so, I learnt that a comprehensive view is super important to address challenges sustainably and in the best way. Thus I am very interested in interdisciplinary discussions with the community and I am very happy to be part of the ISIE Student Board supporting an active exchange!


Hanjiro Ambrose
PhD Student, University of California Davis, USA
Hanjiro Ambrose is a fourth year, PhD Candidate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California Davis. Hanjiro has an MS in Transportation Technology and Policy from the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis, as well as graduate certificates in Industrial Ecology and Environmental Impact Assessment. He is the author of a small but growing number of quality research publications, and is proud to support the field as a member of the Transportation Research Board and the International Society of Industrial Ecology.  After graduation, Hanjiro hopes to find a faculty position where he can help other junior scientists and engineers connect their research and passions with opportunities for doing social and environmental good.
Reed Miller
PhD Student, Yale University, USA
I’m currently a 2nd year PhD student at Yale’s Center for Industrial Ecology working with Dr. Edgar Hertwich.  My current research involves incorporating the use of capital assets in environmentally extended input-output analyses.   I have a BS and MEng in environmental engineering, but shifted gears towards industrial ecology while working with the MIT Materials Systems Lab (MSL) during a Masters in Technology and Policy.  My research at MSL centered on used electronics MFA along with an assortment of LCA projects.  Later, as a researcher at the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub I worked on streamlining early-stage LCA for buildings. 


Former student board members

  • 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: Burak Şen, Carolin Bellstedt, Claire Antalya, Lin Shi, Tomer Fishman, Xiao Li
  • 2012-2013: Claire Antalya, Emma Keller, Graham Aid, 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

ISIE - Menu

Social Links