Leiden University

Partner No. 5: Leiden University, Institute of Environmental Sciences (LEI)

_University of Leiden http://www.leiden.edu/

CML is an institute within the Faculty of Science of Leiden University with two departments. Research at the Industrial Ecology Department of CML (CML-IE) addresses environmental problems, in their socio-economic and political context, usually from a global systems context. The other department at CML, Conservation Biology (CML-CB) analyses the sustainability of agricultural and horticultural practices, including pesticide use and the co-use of nature in developing countries.

Department Industrial Ecology

The goal of research in the Department Industrial Ecology (CML-IE) is to acquire knowledge to understand how changes in production, consumption, and waste management processes may steer society in a more sustainable direction. CML is active in the scientific field of Industrial Ecology: Together with Delft University of Technology and Rotterdam Erasmus University, CML is now starting up an international Masters curriculum in Industrial Ecology.

Two key areas of research within the department are Material and Substance Flow Analysis (MFA / SFA) and Life-Cycle Assessment of products (LCA). Furthermore, the relationship is studied with more specialised models, such as economic models of society and environmental fate models. CML-IE researchers have contributed to many projects for local, national and international (EU) governments and industry, as well as in research programs of the EU and the Science Foundation. An overview of projects, publications and employees can be found at the CML website (www.leidenuniv.nl/cml/ssp/).

Main tasks attributed:

  • CML will develop and apply Life Cycle Assessment methodology for systems analysis of various fish production systems as part of Work package 3; lead work package 3, contribute to work packages 1 and 5 (with e.g. Life Cycle Costing expertise), and engage in project meetings and discussions for several other work packages.

Key Project Personnel:

Dr Jeroen GuinĂ©e graduated in 1987 in environmental hygienics from Wageningen Agricultural University. Since 1987 he is employed at the Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML), Leiden University. Key areas of research are Substance Flow Analysis and Life Cycle Assessment. He received his Phd. degree in 1995 on a thesis about LCA methodology, focussing on Life Cycle Impact Assessment. From 1994-1998 he was co-ordinator of an inter-university project on metals. From 1997-2001 he was project leader and editor of the update of the LCA Guide and Backgrounds of 1992, which has resulted in the new Dutch “Handbook on life cycle assessment – Operational guide to the ISO standards” published by Kluwer Academic Publishers. Today, he is involved in various national and international (EU) LCA-related projects as senior researcher and project leader, and as expert reviewer of various (inter)national LCA-projects.
Dr Rene Kleijn has been working since 1990 as a researcher and project leader at CML. Main interests include societal metabolism: flows and stocks of materials in the human society. His specialisms include chlorine and chlorinated compounds and energy systems with a specific focus on a renewable based hydrogen economy. He has a broad experience in scientific and contract research in the field of material flow analysis and life cycle assessment. He has been a member of the Council of the International Society for Industrial Ecology and is currently the MFA/SFA editor of the Journal of Industrial Ecology. He was the organiser of the first International conference of Industrial Ecology with over 300 participants. Furthermore, together with colleagues from the German Wuppertal Institute, he initiated the Conaccount network of European researchers in the field of Material Flow Analysis. LU - rene kleijn
LCU will sub-contract Dr Rattanawan Mungkung. a Post-doctoral Fellow on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in Finfish Production Systems in the tropics for sustainable development based at the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France and lecturer in LCA at the Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University, Thailand. Ph.D. Environmental Strategy from the Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey, U.K. and M.Sc. Environmental Biology from Mahidol University, Thailand. Her doctoral research on the LCA of shrimp for sustainable development. A. Conducted research in LCA of various aquaculture and agricultural products and industrial systems, eco-design, ecolabelling, value chain modeling, aquaculture certification and cleaner production.
Lei Tam Mungkung
Patrik Henriksson
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