Scientific Committee

Hervé Corvellec

Professor, Department of Service Management and Service Studies, Lunds University
Hervé Corvellec is professor. His field of research is business and public administration with a focus on organization theory, risk and business ethics. In his current research projects he studies different aspects of waste management and waste prevention. He is also participating in a project on circular material streams. His previous research projects dealt with a wide range of infrastructure issues regarding libraries, railroads, public transportation, and wind power.

Katarina Gårdfelt

Associate professor, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Environmental Inorganic Chemistry, Chalmers University of Technology
Katarina Gårdfeldts research is about global transport and transformation of mercury species in the environment and how these processes are affected by climate change. The research aim is partly to understand the processes in seawater and ice that are important for the gas-exchange between air and water, and how these processes are affected by sunlight. Katarina have participated in several international research projects and expeditions e.g. in the Arctic, at the Mediterranean Sea and Antarctica. Katarina collaborate with researchers in a global network for mercury studies, e.g. analytical and marine chemists, oceanographers and modelers.
She share her time between research and teaching at the department and being the Dean at the Centre for Environment and Sustainability, GMV, at Chalmers and University of Gothenburg

Maria Ljunggren Söderman

Researcher, Environmental Systems Analysis, Chalmers University of Technology
Maria Ljunggren Söderman conducts research on how prevention, re-use and recycling contributes to a more sustainable management of material resources. Based on systems analysis methods such as material flow analysis, life cycle assessment and systems engineering modelling, her work integrates assessments of resource and waste policy with analyses of the use and end-of-life treatment of scarce and critical materials in complex products. Among her current activities are two major Swedish research initiatives: Mistra Closing the loop and Mistra Resource-efficient and effective solutions based on a circular economy thinking, both with extensive industrial collaboration. Maria received her PhD in Environmental Sciences at Chalmers University in 2001. She was appointed member of the waste council of the Swedish EPA for three years.

Stefan Allard

Forskare at Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Energy and Material, Nuclear Chemistry
Dr. Allard’s research is presently focused on questions relating to a final nuclear waste repository, as well as lithium ion battery recycling of hybrid electric vehicles, using solution- and solvent-extraction chemistry. He is the course-coordinator of Nuclear Chemistry and deputy Radiation Protection Officer.

Britt-Marie Steenari

Professor, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Industrial Materials Recycling,
Chalmers University of Technology

Tomas Ekvall

PhD, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
Tomas Ekvall, PhD, has more than 20 years of experience from systems analysis, particularly life cycle assessment (LCA), energy systems analysis, waste-management, and futures studies. As an internationally recognized expert on LCA and related tools, his many publications are frequently cited. A former associate professor at Chalmers university of Technology, he has been involved in policy assessments since 2006.

Jonas Aspling

Swerea IVF