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Below in chronological order our team members. Our team is slowly expanding and we welcome new people! When will you join us?!
Paul Hoekman -
Consulting web developer and urban metabolism researcher.
Initial creator of this website while doing
research into the feasibility of undertaking an urban-scale Material
Flow Analysis in a South African context. Paul enjoys combining IT and
urban metabolism research.
Aristide Athanassiadis -
Aristide is a postdoctoral researcher and a lecturer at Université Libre de
Bruxelles working on urban metabolism and circular economy. He works for/with
local and regional administration to understand and measure their flows in
order to develop strategies to mitigate them. Aris also enjoys making awareness
projects on urban metabolism especially with children and young people.
Gabriela Fernandez -
Ph.D. candidate in Urban Planning, Design
and Policy in the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies
at Politecnico di Milano in Milan, Italy. Fernandez is
interested in urban metabolism ideologies and is undertaking a
material flow analysis of the Metropolitan City of Milan thus
identifying urban typologies and socioeconomic indicators in
the Italian urban context while promoting urban metabolism
Consulting engineer within energy and environment at Hjellnes
Consult, based in Oslo, Norway. Spiegel is interested in applying systems
thinking to our urban and economic structures to integrate environmental and
Joao Meirelles - Phd student at HERUS / EPFL. Holds a Bsc in Water Resources
and Environmental Engineering and a Msc in Complex Systems Modeling and had
worked as a Data Scientist at the big data team for the city of Rio de Janeiro.
Meirelles is interested in applying big data analysis and complex systems
thinking to the urban metabolism.
Yves Bettignies Cari is an engineer and PhD candidate at the Building,
Architecture and Town planning department of the Ecole Polytechnique de
Bruxelles in Belgium. Yves is interested in the prediction of urban flows and
in the modelling of their relations to urban systems via computer-assisted data
Dr. Rupert J. Myers is a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering: Industrial Ecology
in the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. He has a Ph.D. in
Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Sheffield, is a chemical
engineer by training, and has several years of research and consulting
experience across industry, leading academic institutions such as UC Berkeley
and Yale University, and government.
Carolin Bellstedt is a Researcher of Resource Flows in the Built Environment,
at TU Delft in the Netherlands. She holds a B.Sc. In Environmental and Resource
Management and a M.Sc. In Industrial Ecology. Carolin is interested in studying
the integration of urban metabolism, systems thinking and circular economy
towards a regenerative future. She is currently researching and developing an
activity-based spatial MFA for the EU Horizon 2020 REPAiR project.
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