Masterclass on Life cycle assessment

Did you miss our Masterclass on Life cycle assessment which was part of our ECR Seminar Series Networking and Career Development? The recording is available below.

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This masterclass introduced the concept of life cycle thinking (LCT), the fundamental building block underpinning sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), a tool for evaluating the environmental impact of products/services/systems. The process of undertaking a LCA was explained, bringing to light common issues with its application at each the four stages; scope, inventory, impact assessment and interpretation. Finally, using case studies, the masterclass touched on how LCA results can be critically interrogated to lead to better understanding of the product/service/system under investigation.

Dr Jacquetta Lee is a Mechanical/Materials engineer and holds a PhD in Environmental Systems Analysis from Cranfield University (1996). She has 30 years’ experience as practitioner in the field of resource efficiency and the wider remit of sustainability systems analysis. She has worked collaboratively with a number of industrial sectors including construction, transport, agriculture and electronics, addressing diverse issues such as sustainable supply chain management, product service system development, and how to embed sustainable design into long life products. She works closely with both industry and academia, integrating knowledge and expertise from both to ensure the latest academic thinking and practice remains relevant to the practicalities of industrial applications. She has published widely in top academic journals. Her current areas of research interest include the operationalisation of ‘absolute sustainability’, developing business relevant sustainability assessment, and managing uncertainty in decision making.

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