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Joan Manuel F. Mendoza

Ikerbasque Research Fellow, Mondragon University

I hold a PhD in Environmental Science and Technology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) (international mention through a research stay at the Danish Centre for Environmental Assessment), where I was trained on the application of the life cycle assessment methods and tools for sustainable city development. Later on, I joined the Sustainable Industrial Systems group at the University of Manchester (UoM) as a research associate to develop life cycle assessment, eco-design and circular economy projects, including circular and sustainable business model innovation. In 2019, I returned to the Basque Country (Spain), where I joined the University of Mondragon (Faculty of Engineering) and was granted an Ikerbasque Research Fellowship to develop industrial circular economy projects. Since January 2021, I am the Coordinator of the Research Group on Circular Economy and Industrial Sustainability, working on four major areas of action: i) circular and sustainable design of products and technologies, ii) circular and sustainable industrial manufacturing, iii) technology-enabled circular and sustainable business model innovation, and iv) circular economy and sustainability assessment methods, tools and indicators. Before my PhD studies, I also worked at Tecnalia Research and Innovation (Energy and Environment Division), and in environmental consulting.

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