ISCN 2018 Presenters

Welcome and Opening Remarks

FinnvedenGöran Finnveden, Vice-president for Sustainable Development, KTH

Göran Finnveden is Professor of Environmental Strategic Analysis and Vice-president for sustainable development at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. His main research interest is the use and development of life cycle assessment and other sustainability assessment tools. His contributions include both methodology development and case studies. He also works with environmental policy. Application areas include buildings, energy, ICT, transportation, urban development and waste management. He is a member of the editorial boards of six scientific journals, the board of the International Sustainable Campus Network and on the Swedish Government’s scientific council on sustainable development. Finnveden has published has published extensively and is frequently cited. As vice-president he is responsible for the integration of sustainable development in education, research and cooperation across the whole university. He is also a member of KTH's management council.

 

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 Zena Harris, Executive Director, ISCN

 Zena has a background in human resources, working on acquisitions and employee integration at a large multinational engineering corporation, and experience working with stakeholders in developing countries, local government, not-for-profit organizations, and higher education. She focuses on sustainability strategy, program management, data collection, analysis and communication. She has an undergraduate degree in psychology focusing on industrial and organizational psychology and a master’s degree in sustainability and environmental management from Harvard University.

 

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FletcherFletcher Beaudoin, Associate Director, Portland State University 

Fletcher is the Associate Director of the Portland State University Institute for Sustainable Solutions (ISS). ISS activates a network of 145 faculty fellows and 375 student fellows to build partnerships between PSU and the community that drive progress toward a more sustainable region by putting research and learning into action. He directs programs focused on applied research, partner-based and interdisciplinary teaching, and student internships and research fellowships. He also provides day-to-day management of ISS’ staff and collaborates with the Institute’s leadership on fiscal management, long-term planning and strategy development.

  

michelle brownMichelle Brown, Head of SRS Programmes, University of Edinburgh

Michelle joined the University of Edinburgh in 2014 bringing nearly 20 years of international experience. Michelle is responsible for the organisation, planning, management and delivery of SRS programmes to deliver our strategies and commitments on climate change, circular economy, supply chains and community engagement. Prior to joining the department, Michelle was a Director in CSR Asia and worked as a consultant for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and for the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and has consulted for numerous international companies and development organisations in China, Vietnam, India parts of Africa, the UK and Canada. She has served as a Director for VSO in China and previously taught on courses at the University of Hong Kong and at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).

 

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Federico Delfino, Professor, University of Genoa

Federico Delfino is full professor of Power Systems Engineering at the University of Genoa – Italy, where he teaches “Circuit Theory & Applications” and “Power Systems Management”, respectively in the B.Sc. program in Mechanical Engineering and in the M.Sc. program in Energy Engineering. His research activities include: modeling, control and operation of smart power grids & sustainable microgrids; distributed generation & energy networks for smart city applications; energy management strategies & decision support systems for sustainable urban planning. He is the Head of the University of Genoa Savona Campus research and teaching facilities, where he acts as Scientific Manager of several international and national innovation projects dealing with the real demonstration of the concepts of Sustainable Energy and Smart City, in partnership with industry and institutional stakeholders. He has been member of the following expert committees: - Energy Efficiency at the Italian Ministry of Economic Development; - Smart Grids, at the Italian Regulatory Authority for Electricity and Gas. He is presently: - the Scientific Coordinator of the “Living Lab Microgrid” jointly operated at a global scale by the Italian DSO ENEL S.p.A. and the University of Genoa; - the Scientific Coordinator of the demonstration project “Living Grid” within the Italian Technological Cluster on Energy (CTN Energia); - the President of the Scientific Research Committee of the Italian Association of Bank Foundations (ACRI).

 

SaraSVSara Eriksson, SAR Architect, KTH 

Sara Eriksson is a SAR Architect and works as project manager at KTHs department for building and environment. Sara’s recent building projects are for example the new School of architecture, that received the prestigious Kasper Sahlin Award in 2015, the House of Education and the revitalization of the KTH library. Sara has also been project manager for the new KTH Campusplan 2018-2023.

 

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Luca Fontana, Sustainable Mobility Manager - EPFL

Luca Fontana holds a degree from the University of Lausanne in Geosciences and Environment, specialising in sustainable urban planning. In March 2016, he took over the major mobility projects at EPFL, including the annual survey on commuting mobility. He focuses on the deployment of the Mobility Plan, in particular through the parking policy, the improvement of public transport and the promotion of soft mobility. Since 2017, he has been coordinating the implementation of measures to reduce and compensate professional trips by plane.

 

HoAmy Ho, Director, Office of Environmental Sustainability, National University of Singapore

Amy Ho is the Director of the Office of Environmental Sustainability, National University of Singapore (NUS). Prior to joining NUS, she was leading an environmental NGO where she oversaw awareness campaigns and community partnerships. She has worked in the private, public and educational sectors, and spent several years with a national agency that provided funding for research in environmental sciences. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. She also did her Master of Engineering and Bachelor of Science at Cornell University.

 

IkegamiMaki Ikegami, Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Hokkaido University

Dr. Maki Ikegami is a specially appointed associate professor at Hokkaido University, Japan. She is responsible for the development of Sustainable Campus Assessment System, which has been approved by the university in early 2013. Now she is working for the dissemination of this system to other universities in Japan by cooperating with Campus Sustainability Network in Japan newly launched in March 2014. She was appointed to complete the report of AASHE STARS in 2012 and involved in a project "Value Metrics and Policies for a Sustainable Campus" funded by EU. She also coordinates interdisciplinary communication at the university to see the users' preference for the sustainable campus development and to collect the detailed information for the self-assessment of the campus. Prior to joining Hokkaido University, she was conducting research on sustainable energy system of rural areas like "Satoyama" woodlands in northeast Japan at Tohoku University. She took her PhD from Tohoku University in 2007.

 

Ryan JinRyan Jin Zhanhe, Programme Coordinator, EcoCampus Initiative, NTU

Project Manager, Mobility-as-a-Service Testbed, NTU

Mr JIN Zhanhe Ryan is the Programme Coordinator for EcoCampus Initiative at NTU – a Living Lab Initiative aims to achieve a 35% reduction in Energy, Water and Waste intensity by 2020. Ryan works closely with public agencies, industry partners and community stakeholders in the deployment of various EcoCampus projects. He is the Project Manager for the Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) testbed where integrated multi-mode transport solution is deployed. Ryan is also actively promoting campus sustainability, working with various campus stakeholders such as facility, operations, transport, and the student and staff community. Before joining NTU EcoCampus, Ryan obtained a BSc (Hons) in Applied Physics from Nanyang Technological University and he is completing his dissertation for MSc in Project Management from University of Manchester. Ryan’s research interest is in Managing Living Labs projects.

 

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Meeri Karvinen, Doctoral Candidate, Aalto University

Meeri Karvinen has a M.Sc. in animal ecology from the University of Helsinki, Finland, where she has also worked as a researcher in the field of urban ecology. Since 2013 she has coordinated the Nordic Sustainable Campus Network at Aalto University, Finland, managing additionally the Nordic development projects of the network. In addition to the Nordic collaboration, Karvinen is a doctoral candidate and teacher at the Aalto University with a special research focus on sustainability-related learning outcomes, factors affecting the outcomes, and their societal applicability in the field of water and engineering education. She is also responsible for developing the working-life connections of Aalto University’s Water and Environmental Engineering Master’s Program.

 

PaolaPaola Laiolo, Sustainability Manager, University Genoa – Savona Campus

She is an environmental engineer with a PhD on Systems monitoring and environmental risks management. During her PhD research, she collaborated with CIMA Research Foundation (international research centre on environmental sciences and civil protection) on hydrological modeling, flood prediction and civil protection topics.

She gain experience on waste management and recycling programs during a one year work experience in an environmental services company.

At present, she is the sustainability manager of UNIGE Savona Campus, dealing with the implementation and the monitoring of all the procedures and the technical operations aimed at increasing the environmental performances and energy savings of the academic structure. In particular, she is involved in managing two international networks on sustainability topics, namely the ISCN and UI Greenmetric.

 

ULundgrenUllika Lundgren, Sustainability Controller, University of Gothenburg

Ullika Lundgren is Sustainability Controller at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and Environmental Coordinator at the Faculty of Science. As a Sustainability Controller, she works mainly with strategic and overall environmental management and sustainability issues at the university. The University of Gothenburg has an environmental management system (EMS) certified according to ISO 14001 and EMAS. At faculty level she is responsible for the maintenance, development and optimization of the EMS. Ullika is also responsible for national and international interaction on environmental management and sustainable development in higher education institutions. This includes close interaction with Swedish, Nordic, European and international networks in different projects regarding sustainability at HEIs.

 

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Ulrika Lundqvist,Senior Lecturer, Chalmers University of Technology

PhD Ulrika Lundqvist is a senior lecturer at the division Physical Resource Theory at the department Space, Earth and Environment at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. Ulrika has an assignment as pedagogical developer in education for sustainable development. In this role, she gives support to study programme directors and teacher, with the aim to increase the amount of and to secure good quality of sustainable development in education. Ulrika has also an assignment as vice head of department responsible for education. Her research is within Industrial Ecology, and then especially on criteria, indicators, and backcasting for sustainable development. She is also doing research on education for sustainable development.

 

Elena MalakhatkaElena Malakhatka, PhD Candidate, KTH

Elena currently serves as co-founder of the Virtual City Platform for R&D and research network at VR Sci Group and is a PhD candidate at the KTH Live-In Lab. She researches big data for smart buildings and new business models opportunities.

 

Aurore NembriniAurore Nembrini, Sustainability Manager, EPFL

Aurore Nembrini is Sustainability Manager at the Swiss Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL). She coordinates several projects for the Sustainability Unit and is responsible for the University’s environmental management system. Aurore holds a master’s degree in environmental engineering from EPFL and a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in corporate social responsibility from Laval University. She has more than 15 years of experience in environmental and sustainable management in Switzerland and Canada.

  

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Pamela Ochieng, Associate Professor, Mount Kenya University

Prof. Pamela A. Ochieng is an Associate Professor at Mount Kenya University, Having obtained her D.Phil (Educational Administration and Policy Studies) and M.Phil (Educational Management) degree at Moi University and her B.Ed(Arts) at The University Of Nairobi. Presently the Ag. Principal Open and Electronic Learning (ODEL), having been the director Nakuru campus, the deputy director Academic and Research Kitale campus and the post graduate coordinator Eldoret campus. She is immensely involved in research work, both nationally and internationally. In 2013, she won the Vice Chancellors research award from Mount Kenya University and carried out a research on impact analysis of Gender mainstreaming in higher education in Kenya. She was involved in the Training of Trainers workshop organized by CODESRIA in 2010 and has since trained postgraduate students and staff on research and project writing. She has written several publications in varied areas including Education and Sustainable Development, Gender mainstreaming, Research in Education and Gender issues, Special Needs and Inclusion, Education and Technology, Language and Policy Development, Management and Implementation of Policy Issues, Gender and the Environment, and Early Childhood Development Education. She has taught in several universities including Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology and Moi University.

  

KristinaKristina von Oelreich, Sustainability Manger, KTH 

Kristina works as the Sustainability Manger for the Sustainability office at the Royal Institute for Technology. She has the overall responsibility for the environmental management system according to the international standard for environmental management system ISO 14001 and the work with KTH: s sustainability objectives. The environmental mangement system includes integrating environmental and sustainability issues into the business process for education, research, and cooperation at international and national level. It also includes integrating sustainability issues in the Universities operations, facilities and procurements. She has been working on a project for implementing environmental management systems within the UN for 4 years. She is working with a research project concerning sustainability procurements and environmental mangement system in Swedish public authorities.

 

OyamaAlberto Ken Oyama Nakagawa, Professor and Researcher, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Dr. Alberto Ken Oyama Nakagawa is professor and researcher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He received his PhD in Botany from Tokyo University, and his MSc degrees in Science and bachelor's degree in Biology at UNAM. His lines of research are: molecular ecology, phylogeography, genetics of conservation, animal plant interactions and management of genetic resources. He is the author of over 150 peer-reviewed publications based on this research, he has taught 58 courses and has directed 75 bachelor, master and doctoral theses. Dr. Oyama is the Institutional Development Secretary since 2016 at UNAM. Previously, he was Director of the Research Center in Ecosystems (2003-2011) and Director of the National School of Higher Studies (2012 - 2015), at the same university. He was also President of the Botanical Society of Mexico A.C. (1997-1999) and President of the Mexican Scientific Society of Ecology (2009-2011). He has received multiple awards and distinctions, among them, the State Prize of Science and Technology of the state of Michoacán (2012), the Distinction to Botanical Merit granted by the Botanical Society of Mexico A.C. (2013) and the 2015 Award for Ecological Merit in Research.

 

PasquierAyari G. Pasquier Merino, Researcher, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Dr. Ayari G. Pasquier Merino is researcher at the Institutional Development Secretariat of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), where she is currently conducting a research on the contributions of this university in the field of sustainability. She concluded a two-year postdoctoral research project last year at the Institute of Anthropological Research in the UNAM. She received her PhD in Sociology from El Colegio de México, her MSc degrees in Anthropology from Bologna University and her bachelor’s degree in Social Communication from Metropolitan Autonomous University (MX). Her areas of research are: sustainability and food security in urban and rural contexts, food policies, inequality and global -local relations. 

 

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Zoe Robinson, Director of Education for Sustainability, Keele University

Dr Zoe Robinson is a Reader in Geography and Sustainability at Keele University, UK, but would nowadays class herself as a sustainabilty scientist, defined by the challenges being tackled rather than by discipline. Zoe is also Keele University's Director of Education for Sustainability, and the Lead of Keele University's Institute for Sustainable Futures. Zoe was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the UK's Higher Education Academy in 2012 for her leadership and innovation in Education for Sustainability and employability. Zoe leads on both education and research in sustainability at Keele University, and has advised several national bodies including the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges, National Union of Students and Higher Education Academy on Education for Sustainability.

 

Portrait Anders RosénAnders Rosén, Associate Professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Dr Anders Rosén is associate professor in naval architecture sharing his time between the KTH Centre for Naval Architecture, the KTH Higher Education Research and Development unit, and the KTH Global Development Hub. Teaching ship design and educational development leadership. Current main focus on integration of sustainable development and global competences in engineering educations through method development, workshops with students and faculty, and development and implementation of a challenge driven education model in collaboration with a number of partner universities in Sub-Saharan Africa.

 

Schmitt ClaudiaClaudia T. Schmitt, Managing Director of the Center for a Sustainable University, Universität Hamburg

Dr. Claudia T. Schmitt is managing director and scientific coordinator of the Center for a Sustainable University at Universität Hamburg and initiated the German HOCH-N-project: “Sustainability at Higher Education Institutions: develop – network – report“. She is involved in research on organizational psychology, value-based behavior, and innovation processes. Claudia Schmitt is board member of the Hamburg Climate Week, deputy manager of the EU-funded project CHAMPP and in the team lead for implementing education for sustainable development at higher education institutions in Hamburg. She is editor of a book on Psychology and Sustainable Development to be published in 2018 and was initiator and chief executive officer of the 1. Hamburg Sustainable Development Summit (2017). Her main interests of research and application are: transformational leadership and governance; communication and language matters for sustainability processes; sustainability- and innovation-oriented organizational and human resource development.

 

Jane SingerJane Singer, Associate Professor, Kyoto University

Jane Singer is associate professor at the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Japan. She has a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University in New York and a PhD from Kyoto University, focusing on development-forced displacement and resettlement. Her principal research focus is migration and displacement, with recent research investigating dam-displaced ethnic minority communities in Vietnam and community resilience for government-sponsored transmigrants in Sumatra, Indonesia. Her other main research topic is campus sustainability and tertiary education for sustainability. Recent co-edited publications include Global Implications of Development, Disasters and Climate Change (with Susanna Price, 2016); Education for Sustainability in Japan (with Tracey Gannon, Fumiko Noguchi and Yoko Mochizuki, 2017); and Risks and Responsibilities for Displacement and Resettlement (with Susanna Price, in press), all from Routledge.

 

Giulia SonettiGiulia Sonetti, Sustainability Manager, Politecnico di Torino

Giulia Sonetti is sustainability manager and co-funder of the Green Team of Politecnico di Torino, while being a multidisciplinary research fellow currently appointed at the Interuniversity Department of Regional & Urban Studies and Planning (Turin, Italy). After earning the titles of chartered architect and energy manager, she worked as life cycle assessor for the built environment at the Italian National Agency for Alternatives Energy Sources (ENEA). She also worked as sustainability consultant in Salerno, Barcelona and Seville, and then completed her education with a MSc in Renewable Energy at the University of Nottingham and a PhD in Environment and Territory at Politecnico di Torino. She has been visiting researcher at the University of Hokkaido (JP), the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH), the University of Cambridge (UK), the Barcelona Super Computing Centre (ESP) and the The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art of Copenhagen (DK), while being organiser, speaker and facilitator in several shared-science and multi-stakeholder workshops around the world. She is and has been involved in the writing and implementation phases of many national, EU and international research projects about interdisciplinary approaches, university campus sustainability management and socio-technical energy pathways towards a post carbon society.

 

StrombergEmma Strömberg, Associate Professor, KTH 

Dr. Emma Strömberg is an associate professor in Polymeric materials at Fiber and Polymer Technology at KTH School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health. Emma has been Program director for the Master program: Materials and Sensor Engineering for Environmental Sustainability. She has also (2012-2016) worked with integration of sustainable development in the educational programs at KTH. She has been working as a pedagogical developer focusing on strategic education development, program development and assessment methods during 2014 and 2015.

 

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Dr. Prinya Thaewanarumitkul, Vice Rector for Sustainability and Rangsit Campus Administration, Thammasat University

Dr. Prinya Thaewanarumitkul has been a Thai legal scholar specializing in public law at Thammasat University since 1998. He has been appointed to be Vice Rector since 2005 for Student Affairs, Administration and Sustainability, and for Sustainability and Rangsit Campus Administration. One of his important initiation was the revision of Rangsit campus master plan by focusing on sustainability aspects. This will be used as a guide for developing the sustainable scheme at the other three campuses of Thammasat University. He has also supports the creation of sustainable campus life, where bicycles sharing system, electric shuttle buses, and the production of organic produces has been included. Some of his outstanding projects for sustainable development are consisted of 10 MW solar roof panel installed at Rangsit campus using Public Private Partnership or PPP system, which will be done by 2018. His Thammasat Smart City Team was selected to be one of the six organization teams, which would be fostered by the Ministry of Energy to be the leading models of Smart city and Clean Energy organization. And the success case of “Thammasat @ Rangsit : A Leading Model of Smart Campus,” focusing on “the Smart Travelling” will be explained at the ConverStations session.

 

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Héctor Danilo Hugo Ullauri, Research Professor, University of Guayaquil

Héctor Danilo Hugo Ullauri, Architect, Master in Territorial Planning and Environmental Management and the University of Barcelona, ​​Master in Business Administration from the Agrarian University of Ecuador; Conducted as consultant and advisor in territorial planning and urban planning projects, in the public and private sector.  
Accreditation of proposals and ordering in ancestral communities and agricultural associations in rural and peri-urban sectors, managed during the functions of director in the Undersecretariat of Land and Agrarian Reform in Santa Elena, national coordinator of the Land and Territories Plan of the Central Bank, advisor and the coordination and regularization of assets in the Public Law Management and Execution Unit. Coordinator of internationalization and mobility of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, research professor at the University of Guayaquil, Vicente Rocafuerte Lay University and tutor of pre-professional master's training at the International University of La Rioja, in areas related to territorial planning, urban planning and Environmental Management.

 

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Ingela O Wettermark, Property Developer, Akademiska Hus

Ingela works as Property Developer at Akademiska Hus, she is responsible for strategic planning and development of two of the company's campuses, KTH Campus and KI Campus Solna. The work is being carried out in close collaboration with the universities, focusing on how the physical environment can contribute and support the tenants' activities and ensure that campuses are developed sustainable.

 

 

 

WOLFF ImagePaul Wolff, Project Manager, MIT 

Paul is a life-long maker, with a variety of experiences working in the non-profit, corporate and higher education sectors and as a free-lance artist and scholar. Recent inventions include the Duct Dawgs; dog-shaped mannequins, made from metal HVAC ductwork, that illustrate building science principles, and the How-to-Build Better Exhibit, a large-scale, multi-media art display, deployed in shopping malls in Long Island (NY), in an effort to illustrate sustainability-related products, technologies, materials and construction methods, and their potential environmental impacts. Paul earned a Master of Architecture Degree from Harvard University and recently received a Doctor of Education Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he explored the similarities and differences of physical and virtual place making, and the extent to which the approach may impact the learning experience for students and/or the shape of learning spaces in the future. He is passionate about mentoring first-generation college students, the challenge making learning “stick,” and in exploring new ways to make scholarship more accessible

 

WyssRamon Wyss, Professor, KTH 

 Ramon Wyss is a professor in theoretical nuclear physics at KTH the Royal Institute of Technology and received the ’Edlundska prize’ of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science, March 1995. Ramon Wyss also serves as an honorary guest professor at Peking University and has published more than 300 articles in refereed journals within nuclear physics with a H-factor of >50. Ramon Wyss served as vice president of KTH in charge of international education at KTH from 2002- 2016 and has been engaged in the leadership of different European university networks contributing decisively to the internationalization of Swedish Engineering education. He has been instrumental for setting up the Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) InnoEnergy consortium, as well as the strongly engaged in the formation of the EIT Health KIC. He has been the director of the KTH energy platform and served on several review panels. Through his years as vice president he has initiated university relations all over the globe. He was the project leader for setting up the Swedish University in Pakistan and been the academic leader of the KTH Pharos University Alexandria examination process. Ramon Wyss received the Magnolia Silver Medal 2015 from the city of Shanghai and is appointed deputy chairman of the international advisory board of Beijing Jiatong University. He has served as evaluator for the Spanish Ministry of Education for the Spanish International and Regional Campus of Excellence Initiative and as international expert of the Ministry of Education of China. Jointly with Prof Margareta Norell Bergendahl, KTH Global development was initiated 2016, building mutual innovation capacity with partner institutions in sub Saharan Africa.

 

Keynote Address

SorlinSverker Sörlin, Professor of Environmental History, KTH

Sverker Sörlin is a renowned historian of ideas and professor of environmental history at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. In 1993, Sörlin assumed the first chair in environmental history in Scandinavia, at Umeå University. He has held an adjunct position at the Stockholm Resilience Centre and visiting positions at University of California Berkeley, University of Cambridge, University of Oslo, University of Cape Town, and the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton NJ, and stints at the Peder Wall Institute for Advanced Study at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Sörlin has been Associate Director for the Center for History of Science in the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and has served as an advisor to the Swedish government on research-, innovation-, and environmental issues for over two decades. He is currently a member of the Swedish Climate Policy Council which is charged with the task to evaluate Sweden's government policies to reach the zero CO2 emission target for year 2045.
During the 1990s Sörlin started taking an interest 'greening of the campus' issues. In 2010-11 he chaired the committee at KTH that proposed the establishment of KTH Sustainability that became operational in 2012. Sörlin is published in the fields of history of science, environmental history, the history of forestry, human ecology, environmental humanities, European history, research policy, innovations studies, and the history and politics of higher education. He frequently appears in Swedish media, and writes popular science and narrative non-fiction. He has received several awards, including the August Prize (2004; named after August Strindberg) and the Lars Salvius award (2012) for his work to popularize environmental and climate issues for a wide audience.

 

Networking Lunch

miaedofssonbeskurenMia Edofsson, Head of Sustainability, Akademiska Hus

Mia Edofsson has a long and extensive experience in the field of sustainability, from several industries. Since 2012 she is Head of Sustainability within Akademiska Hus and responsible for the development and execution of long term sustainable strategies. Mia has had a leading role in developing a method for sustainable campus development, a process that build stakeholder engagement and put strong and clear emphasis on the sustainability agenda on campus. Mia is a board member of the UN Global Compact Network Sweden and deeply engaged to contribute to the United Nations Global Goals and Agenda 2030.

 

Awards Rapid Round

Karola Braun Wanke09Karola Braun-Wanke, Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer, Freie Universität Berlin

Karola Braun-Wanke works at the Research Center for Environmental Policy of Freie Universität Berlin (FUB) as a senior research fellow and lecturer. Her scientific focus is energy and climate policy, education for sustainable development (ESD) and science communication. Since 2006 she has been developing interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary educational formats for students of all ages and teachers. As project leader of "Schools@University for Sustainability + Climate Protection" and coordinator of the initiative SUSTAIN IT, she has many years of expertise in ESD. As a former project manager of the Berlin Energy Agency and the European Academy for Urban Environment and now project manager at the FUB, she has a broad co-creative network between the University and Berlin actors from the fields of art, culture, science, administration, schools and universities. With her pioneering programs and collaboration between academic and civil society actors, she enables a good and transformative ESD practice and supports the implementation of the new  teaching and learning culture inside and outside the university.

 

Costas CharalambousConstantinos Charalambous, Mechanical Engineer, P.E., University of Cyprus

Mr. Charalambous has been employed as a Mechanical Engineer at the University of Cyprus since 2004. He has participated in the design and the construction administration of various university buildings and projects. He has designed and acted as a project manager for various technical projects that aim to improve energy efficiency. Recently, Mr. Charalambous has managed a contract for the development and construction of several photovoltaic systems at the university campus, with total power of 395 kWp. He currently acts as the country manager for SAVES, a project that aims to save energy at University halls by motivating and empowering students to adopt energy friendly behaviors. Mr. Charalambous also serves as the campus energy manager and has been working with technical projects and actions that raise awareness, towards achieving the ambitious target of the University to become a net-zero institution.

 

Alfred ChengAlfred Cheng Ho, Project Director, NTU 

Mr Alfred Cheng is a registered Chartered Engineer (Engineering Council, UK) with more than 30 years’ experience in building services design and facilities management. He has a Master degree in Building Services Engineering from Brunel University, UK and is a member of ASHRAE, America Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers. Alfred was also a member of Fire Code Review Committee, Singapore Civil Defence Force (2010 – 2013). Alfred is currently Project Director taking charge of large-scale development projects in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He was Head of Engineering Services in Office of Development and Facilities Management, NTU (2007 – 2013). He is Superintending Officer of Academic Building North (ABN), a high-end research building located in NTU. Besides obtaining Green Mark Platinum Award, ABN was also awarded Green Mark Incentive Scheme – Design Prototype by Building Construction Authority of Singapore. Before joining NTU, he had worked in leading M&E consultants for 16 years with vast experience in design and project management. Many of his projects were also green buildings awarded with Green Mark Platinum including Xilin Factory, St. Regis Hotel and One George Street (Class A office).

 

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Federico Delfino, Professor, University of Genoa

Federico Delfino is full professor of Power Systems Engineering at the University of Genoa – Italy, where he teaches “Circuit Theory & Applications” and “Power Systems Management”, respectively in the B.Sc. program in Mechanical Engineering and in the M.Sc. program in Energy Engineering. His research activities include: modeling, control and operation of smart power grids & sustainable microgrids; distributed generation & energy networks for smart city applications; energy management strategies & decision support systems for sustainable urban planning. He is the Head of the University of Genoa Savona Campus research and teaching facilities, where he acts as Scientific Manager of several international and national innovation projects dealing with the real demonstration of the concepts of Sustainable Energy and Smart City, in partnership with industry and institutional stakeholders. He has been member of the following expert committees: - Energy Efficiency at the Italian Ministry of Economic Development; - Smart Grids, at the Italian Regulatory Authority for Electricity and Gas. He is presently: - the Scientific Coordinator of the “Living Lab Microgrid” jointly operated at a global scale by the Italian DSO ENEL S.p.A. and the University of Genoa; - the Scientific Coordinator of the demonstration project “Living Grid” within the Italian Technological Cluster on Energy (CTN Energia); - the President of the Scientific Research Committee of the Italian Association of Bank Foundations (ACRI).

 

picture 17 1355776912Melissa Goodall, Associate Director, Yale Office of Sustainability

Melissa Goodall is the Associate Director of the Yale Office of Sustainability, where her main focus is developing and implementing sustainability action plans for Yale’s Professional Schools and other high-impact departments. She is also responsible for strategic projects and outreach to support Yale’s sustainability leadership. She is the chair of the Sustainable Campus Initiative of the International Alliance of Research Universities and the co-chair of the Advisory Council of the International Sustainable Campus Network.

 

henriksenHeather Henriksen, Managing Director, Office for Sustainability, Harvard University 

Heather has served as Harvard University’s chief sustainability officer since 2008, advising the President and senior leadership on strategy and building an organizational change initiative that resulted in the University achieving its initial science-based climate goal of a 30% net reduction in emissions.  Heather’s office oversees the implementation of Harvard’s comprehensive Sustainability Plan  and Harvard’s new Climate Action Plan setting fossil fuel-free by 2050 and fossil fuel-neutral by 2026 targets.  She and her team has expanded a multi-disciplinary living laboratory research program that partners with faculty and students to use the campus as a test bed for piloting and sharing innovative solutions to real-world sustainability challenges. Heather is also leading an effort internally and externally to address health in the built environment. Heather manages external sustainability partnerships with higher education, businesses and government. She is an acting Advisory Committee Co-Chair of ISCN. Heather holds a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.

 

HoAmy Ho, Director, Office of Environmental Sustainability, National University of Singapore

Amy Ho is the Director of the Office of Environmental Sustainability, National University of Singapore (NUS). Prior to joining NUS, she was leading an environmental NGO where she oversaw awareness campaigns and community partnerships. She has worked in the private, public and educational sectors, and spent several years with a national agency that provided funding for research in environmental sciences. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. She also did her Master of Engineering and Bachelor of Science at Cornell University.

Tom Heel photoTom Heel, Deputy Head of Environmental Sustainability, University of Oxford 

Tom Heel is the Deputy Head of Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oxford and leads on the development and implementation of sustainable construction policy, utilities procurement, energy management and carbon emissions reduction initiatives on the University’s estate.

 

 

  

Lauren Hennessy headshotLauren Hennessy, Outreach Program Manager, Office of Sustainability, Stanford University

Lauren Hennessy is outreach program manager for the Office of Sustainability at Stanford University. Her portfolio includes management of the office’s campus engagement brand, employee and student training materials, online and print collateral materials, and oversight of student programs.  Lauren began her career in sustainability working on communications and outreach for the US Environmental Protection Agency and US Department of Energy sponsored programs Laboratories for the 21st Century (Labs21) and WaterSense, as well as for the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories. Outside of sustainability she has worked extensively in the non-profit sector, managing communications for a New York City non-profit providing social services to New York and overseeing a corporate philanthropy program benefitting Susan G. Komen’s mission to end breast cancer. Lauren received her B.A. in Communications from the University of Maryland, College Park and is currently pursuing a Certificate in Sustainability and Behavior Change from the University of California, San Diego.

 

ELay headshotErica Lay, Director (acting), Sustainability Office, Simon Fraser University

Erica is a community and regional planner with a focus on engagement and planning for climate change and sustainable communities. She has a decade of experience working with local and provincial governments, non-profit organizations and institutions. Erica leads Simon Fraser University’s(SFU) strategic sustainability planning, including the development and delivery of the engagement process for SFU’s 20-year Sustainability Vision and Goals. She holds a Masters degree from the University of British Columbia in Community and Regional Planning and a BA Hons. in Geography and International Development from McGill University

TOMAS RefslundTomas Refslund Poulsen, Green Campus, University of Copenhagen

Tomas Refslund Poulsen is heading Green Campus at University of Copenhagen and has played the leading role in sustainability target setting and strategy development transforming the university in to one of the international front runners on CO2-reduction, energy efficiency and other aspects of campus sustainability. Tomas has played a key role in development of several international sustainability networks, notably the IARU Sustainable Campus Initiative.

 

Leong Sat SingLeong Sat Sing, VP of Corporate Affairs, UCSI University 

As vice-president of UCSI Group Corporate Affairs, Mr Leong Sat Sing is responsible for enhancing the brand identity of UCSI Group. This encompasses managing brand equity, ensuring consistency throughout the organisation and spearheading initiatives that deliver the brand promise to the general public. One of the main focus of the UCSI University is to build up the awareness, visibility and even the prominence of the University in sustainable development and support its goals charted by the United Nations. Mr Leong spearheads the initiatives and continue to drive the awareness and participation of the stakeholders within the campus and in partnership beyond the campus. With more than 30 years of experience in the education industry, Mr Leong first made his name when he pioneered the company’s marketing and public relations department of a leading Malaysian higher education provider. Before joining UCSI, Mr Leong served as a CEO of a local private college. With his education development and top level administrative and leadership experience, he desires to take the UCSI Group to greater heights. Mr Leong holds a degree in Civil Engineering from University Malaya and an MBA from Heriot-Watt University. He received the Education Leadership Award from Asia’s Education Excellence Award in 2015.

 

Vickery VerticalHeather Vickery, Network Relations Manager, ISCN

As Network Relations Manager of the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN), Heather helps advance sustainability in higher education. In this role, she is responsible for creating an enriching member experience. Heather co-leads network development and outreach, resource development, and program offerings that support knowledge exchange among members. As Consultant at Sustainserv Inc., Heather applies her strong technical background to manage a wide variety of projects for Sustainserv's corporate clients. Her areas of expertise include materiality assessments, data analytics, GRI reporting and sustainable supply chains. Heather joined the Sustainserv Boston office after receiving her bachelor's degree in Facilities Planning and Management from Wentworth Institute of Technology. Prior to her role as a consultant, Heather served as the Sustainability Program Assistant at Wentworth Institute of Technology where she supported strategic oversight for campus-wide sustainability initiatives, acting as a liaison between students and administrators.  

 

Clare Walker 002Clare Walker, Associate Sustainability Director, The University of Melbourne

Clare Walker is Associate Director, Sustainability at The University of Melbourne, leading the governance and strategy development of sustainability in accordance with the University’s core values and key University strategies. Based in the Chancellery, Clare oversees the integration of sustainability principles and practices into all University activities – research, teaching, engagement, operations and governance. 

 

 

 

Dinner at the Live-in Lab

Jonas Anund VogelJonas Anund Vogel, Director, KTH Live-In Lab

Jonas Anund Vogel is the director of KTH Live-In Lab and a PhD student at KTH. Jonas’ research investigates obstacles to the implementation of new technology in connection with the production and renovation of housing.

 

 

Global Priorities, Educated Solutions

Blottnitz photoHarro von Blottnitz, Professor, University of Cape Town

Harro von Blottnitz is professor in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the University of Cape Town (UCT), where he is based in the dynamic and successful Chemical Engineering Department. He defines his research and teaching interests by the multiple challenges of sustainable development in developing country settings. Professor von Blottnitz holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from UCT, a BSc Honours in Operations Research from UNISA, an MSc in Engineering from UCT and a Doctorate in Engineering from the RWTH Aachen in Germany. He was promoted to full professor in 2013 and is registered as a professional engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa. He has published widely in the fields of Life Cycle Assessment, Renewable Energy (biogas, biodiesel and bio-ethanol) and Waste Management, thanks to extensive supervision of postgraduate students researching these topics. Many of his graduates have gone on to practise as knowledge providers in the emerging green economy.

 

Burton updatedStephanie Burton, Vice-Principal, University of Pretoria

Professor Stephanie Burton is the Vice-Principal responsible for research, postgraduate education, innovation and international partnerships at the University of Pretoria.  She holds an MSc in Organic Chemistry (1990) and a PhD in Biochemistry (1994) from Rhodes University.  Professor Burton has lectured in Biochemistry and Biotechnology at Rhodes University, and then in Chemical Engineering at the University of Cape Town.  In 2009, she was appointed Director of Postgraduate Studies, and leader of the Biocatalysis and Technical Biology Group, at Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Professor Burton took up the position of the Vice-Principal : Research and Postgraduate Education at the University of Pretoria in 2011. Her research interests are in the field of applied biochemistry and biotechnology, and her field of specialization is biocatalysis – the production of valuable compounds such as antioxidants using biological reaction systems.  She is an NRF B-rated researcher, and has published extensively in international peer-reviewed journals and books, and holds several patents.  She has supervised over 30 postgraduate students and is on the Editorial Board of three international journals in her field. Professor Burton also has a passion for postgraduate training and she plays an active role in a number of national initiatives focussing on quality and innovation in postgraduate education. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa and a member of the Council of Academy of Science of South Africa.

 

Leanne Demby headshotLeanne Denby, Director of Sustainability, Macquarie University

Leanne has been working at Macquarie University as the Director of Sustainability since March 2008. Reporting to the Executive level, her primary responsibility is to design and deliver the approach to strategically embedding sustainability into policy, process and practice. For the past seven years, Leanne has also held the role of President of Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS), a not-for-profit organisation representing sustainability in campuses.  As the President, Leanne has doubled the capacity of the association, developing and adopting significant programs of change, positioning ACTS as a national and international player in the sustainability field.

 

picture 17 1355776912Melissa Goodall, Associate Director, Yale Office of Sustainability

Melissa Goodall is the Associate Director of the Yale Office of Sustainability, where her main focus is developing and implementing sustainability action plans for Yale’s Professional Schools and other high-impact departments. She is also responsible for strategic projects and outreach to support Yale’s sustainability leadership. She is the chair of the Sustainable Campus Initiative of the International Alliance of Research Universities and the co-chair of the Advisory Council of the International Sustainable Campus Network.

 

HoAmy Ho, Director, Office of Environmental Sustainability, National University of Singapore

Amy Ho is the Director of the Office of Environmental Sustainability, National University of Singapore (NUS). Prior to joining NUS, she was leading an environmental NGO where she oversaw awareness campaigns and community partnerships. She has worked in the private, public and educational sectors, and spent several years with a national agency that provided funding for research in environmental sciences. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. She also did her Master of Engineering and Bachelor of Science at Cornell University.

 

OdunolaOyeronke Adunni Odunola, Director, Research Management Office, University of Ibadan

Professor Oyeronke A. Odunola is the Director, Research Management Office, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. She is also Director, Cancer Research and Molecular Biology Laboratories, Department of Biochemistry, University of Ibadan. She received her B.Sc, M.Sc and Ph.D degrees in Biochemistry from University of Ibadan, and has over thirty (30) years teaching and research experience in environmental toxicology, biochemical oncology, nutritional genomics and climate change. In addition, she also has expertise in research administration and management. Professor Odunola is a member of several learned societies and organizations. She has over seventy (70) publications in reputable international peer-reviewed journals and over thirty (30) abstracts in conference proceedings to her credit.

 

Wendy Purcell headshotWendy Purcell, Professor, Harvard University 

An academic and thought leader of repute, Professor Purcell joined Harvard University as Visiting Scientist in 2016, to explore disruption in global higher education with an emphasis on sustainability leadership and governance for societal transformation. She was President of a UK public research university (2007-15), establishing its enterprise vision and ‘anchor’ status, taking it to top 1% of global universities and number 1 ‘green’ UK university. Wendy consults widely for global universities and business on trends in higher education and has established academic partnerships across five continents. Her book on ‘Leadership disrupted’ is due for release 2018/19.

 

SachsJeffrey Sachs, Director, SDSN, and Director, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University, USA

Jeffrey D. Sachs is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 100 countries. He is the co-recipient of the 2015 Blue Planet Prize, the leading global prize for environmental leadership, and many other international awards and honors. He has twice been named among Time magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders. He was called by the New York Times, “probably the most important economist in the world,” and by Time magazine, “the world’s best known economist.” A survey by The Economist in 2011 ranked Professor Sachs as amongst the world’s three most influential living economists of the first decade of the 21st century. Professor Sachs serves as the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University. He is University Professor at Columbia University, the university’s highest academic rank. During 2002 to 2016 he served as the Director of the Earth Institute. Sachs is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on the Sustainable Development Goals, and previously advised UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on both the Sustainable Development Goals and Millennium Development Goals and UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria. Sachs is currently Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network under the auspices of UN Secretary-General António Guterres, and a Commissioner of the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Development. He is Chair and Founder of SDG USA, a non-governmental initiative to promote the Sustainable Development Goal concepts in the United States. Sachs is also co-founder and Chief Strategist of Millennium Promise Alliance, and was director of the Millennium Villages Project (2005-2015).

 

Sigge photoGunnar Sigge, Associate Professor, Stellenbosch University 

Gunnar Sigge is currently Associate-Professor and Head of the Department of Food Science, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He completed his BSc, MSc and PhD here at Stellenbosch, and has been working full-time within the Department in an academic capacity since 2003. Gunnar is passionate about working with students and instilling in them the basic principles of food science and the important role it plays in sustainably feeding the world. He is an active researcher in the field of food processing wastewater treatment, sustainable water use in the food industry, food safety of irrigated fresh produce and irrigation water disinfection systems, as well as food processing. He is particularly interested in the inter-relatedness of many scientific disciplines within food science, specifically related to food and nutrition security. During this time he has been involved in supervising 10 PhD’s, 43 MSc’s and publishing 51 peer-reviewed articles, reports and book chapters.Gunnar has been actively involved in the establishment of the Masters in Food and Nutrition Security degree programme at Stellenbosch University. This is a joint venture between the Faculties of AgriSciences and Medical and Health Sciences. The first students registered in 2017 and will graduate at the end of this year. Apart from a one week on-campus week, the course is presented telematically, with lectures video streamed and podcast. Discussions and group work are facilitated by on-line teaching and learning platforms. He has also been actively involved with the South African Association for Food Science and Technology (SAAFoST) since 1997, serving in many roles, including President from 2010 – 2013. Gunnar has served on the organising committee of several conferences (including chairing the Scientific Programme Committee for the IUFoST 2010 World Congress of Food Science and Technology in Cape Town, South Africa) and more recently the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) in the USA’s Annual Meeting Scientific Programme Advisory Panel (2016-2018).

 

Stoll photoKira Stoll, Director of Sustainability, University of California, Berkeley

Kira Stoll is the Director of Sustainability for the University of California, Berkeley. Her work includes strategic advising with leadership on pathways to institutionalize sustainable practices into campus administration and operations; initiating cutting-edge carbon reduction, renewable energy, waste and water use reduction, and green building projects; and, developing long- and short-range sustainability plans that inform broader strategic planning efforts. She coordinates with the academic community to integrate sustainability into the curriculum and promotes efforts to foster the culture of sustainability. Kira is a certified urban planner with a specialization in transportation, holds a B.A. in Humanities and a Masters of Social Sciences, Education (expected 2018).

 

Dimitris TsaltasDimitris Tsaltas, Associate Professor, Cyprus University of Technology 

Dr Dimitris Tsaltas is an Associate Professor at the Department of Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology & Food Science at Cyprus University of Technology (CUT). He has a BSc in Agricultural Sciences and an MSc in Plant Protection from the Agricultural University of Athens and gained his PhD from Imperial College London in Molecular Plant Pathology. He then continued his postdoctoral training at the University of Connecticut in Molecular Microbiology and at the Agricultural Research Institute in Nicosia as a Research Advisor. He is a founding member of CUT, having served in most committees and responsible for its development. He served as National Delegate of Cyprus to the Program Committee of FP7 and as Committee Member of Food & Agriculture Domain in COST. He leads the research group of Agricultural Microbiology and Biotechnology working in microbial ecology research of agroindustrial fermentations. Dr Tsaltas is representing the University and Cyprus at the SDSN Med, UNIMED, ISEKI-Food Association, Global Harmonization Initiative and is an Ambassador and International Mentor of the American Society of Microbiology. Dr Tsaltas is active in the field of sustainable development issues both in a research and policy perspective and keen in sustainable education and ethical research and innovation.

 

UmKhatharya Um, PhD. Associate Professor and Coordinator, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Faculty Academic Director, Berkeley Study Abroad Founding Member- Critical Refugee Studies Collective Affiliated Faculty- Global Studies; Center for Race and Gender; Center for Southeast Asian Studies University of California, Berkeley

Professor Khatharya Um is Associate Professor of Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, and Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of California Berkeley. She received her Ph.D in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and was a Berkeley Chancellor’s Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow. Her research and teaching interests focus simultaneously on Southeast Asia and Southeast Asian American communities and include politics and societies of Southeast Asia, refugee, diaspora and transnational studies, postcolonial studies, and genocide studies. She has written widely on the Cambodian genocide and on conflict and post conflict issues including the experiences of women survivors of genocide. Her current research interests center on the politics of memory and commemoration, with a special focus on second generation “postmemory.” In addition to her academic work, Professor Um is actively involved in community advocacy. She has served on numerous national and community boards and has received numerous recognitions for her social justice works and leadership roles, including recognitions from Congresswomen Barbara Lee and Anna Eshoo. She was a 2011-2012 Chancellor’s Public Scholar.

 

Wadzinski photoErin Schutte Wadzinski, Director, Yale Young Global Scholars Program, Yale University 

Erin Schutte Wadzinski serves as the Director of the Yale Young Global Scholars Program. Erin received her BA in political science from Yale College and her JD from UConn School of Law. Upon graduation from college, Erin was awarded the Woodbridge Fellowship to work in Yale’s Office of International Affairs. She has spent the past six years spearheading the expansion of the Yale Young Global Scholars Program and oversees the six on-campus sessions as well as the YYGS session in Beijing and the Yale Young African Scholars Program. Together, her programs serve nearly 2,000 high school students every year.

 

Xue photoXUE Ling, Professor, Regional Development and Social Computing, School of Government, Peking University; Dean, Department of Urban and Regional Management, Peking University; Director, Centre for China and Regional Economic Studies, Peking University

Dr. Ling Xue is a Professor in Regional Development and Social Computing at Peking University School of Government. He also acts as the Dean of the Department of Urban and Regional Management and Peking University Centre for China Regional Economics Studies Director. He received his master’s degree in Systems Engineering and Management Engineering in 1998, PHD in Department of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Regional Economics in 2002. Dr. Xue is a famous expert of urban and regional economics, and specializes in regional industrial development planning and spatial layout, regional policy and project evaluation, etc. Since 2010, he has assisted university leaders in charge of strategic planning, academic planning, campus planning, preservation of cultural relics, the pilot program of modern university system, the pilot program of discipline management framework, etc. He was involved in the making of "The ‘twelfth five-year’ Planning Outline of Peking University Reform and Development", "The Peking University’s Action Plan (2013-2018)" and other important planning activities.

 

 

Sustainability Practitioners and Traveling the Globe

andersonKevin Anderson, Zennström visiting professor in Climate Change Leadership at CEMUS, Uppsala University

Kevin Anderson is Professor of Energy and Climate Change at the University of Manchester and Deputy Director of the internationally renowned Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. He is one of Great Britain’s most recognized climate researchers and is well known for his skills in communicating climate science to decision makers, the business-sector, civil society and media. He has been pivotal in establishing research around carbon budgets and the transformation of different societal sectors to acceptable mitigation-levels based on politically agreed goals. 

 

pic knutti reto 4Reto Knutti, Professor, ETH Zurich

Reto Knutti is a professor for climate physics at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. His research focuses on changes in the global climate system caused by the growing emissions of anthropogenic greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide. He uses numerical models of different complexity, from simple energy balance to three-dimensional coupled climate models for projections of future climate change. In particular, he develops methods to constrain important feedback processes in the climate system and uncertainties in future projections. Reto Knutti was a lead and coordinating lead author of the two recent assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He is also the associate vice president for sustainability at ETH Zurich, and board member of ISCN.

 

MandicAleksandra Mandic, EPFL 

Aleksandra obtained her Bachelor and Master degree in biochemistry at the University of Belgrade in Serbia. She did her PhD in Biotechnology and Bioengineering at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, where she focused on transcriptional dynamics and memory in mouse embryonic stem cells. She is a member of ShARE global think-tank, an international non-profit student organisation, which strives to better understand the complexities of local socio-economic and business issues through consulting-like projects. As a ShARE member, in collaboration with the EPFL Sustainability campus, she leads a project on EPFL business air travel, in order to identify approaches for carbon footprint reduction and create a new travel policy. Aleksandra is a passionate project coordinator and through volunteering for non-profit associations she organises events, workshops and competitions in order to help life scientists find their dream careers and develop new skills, and support scientists-entrepreneurs in start-up creation.

 

OmrcenEddi Omrcen, Sustainability Officer, University of Gothenburg 

Eddi Omrcen has served as Environmental Coordination since 2000, and since 2004 as the Environmental Manager at the University of Gothenburg.He had the responsibility for developing and implementing the Environmental Management System certified according to ISO 14001 and Eco Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS). He was then in charge of the University Environmental Unit. Since the beginning of 2016, Eddi has served as the Sustainability Officer at the University of Gothenburg. International cooperation and exchange of experience is of great interest to Eddi. He currently serves as a member of the Advisory Committee for the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN), and has initiated the Nordic part Nordic Sustainable Campus Network (NSCN). He is the university contact person in other networks such as International Association of Universities (IAU), Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Northern Europe (SDSN-NE) and UNs Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES). He holds a master’s degree in Business administration and management, from the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg.

 

Breakout sessions

AGU burak asiliskenderBurak Asiliskender, Associate Professor, Abdullah Gül University

Burak Asiliskender is an associate professor of architecture at Abdullah Gül University School of Architecture and head of the Department of Architecture since 2012. He also co-founded Argeus Architects. He had been the chief-editor of the TOL Architectural Journal, published in national wide in Turkey, between 2001-2011. He studies, teaches and extensively publishes on architectural history and design approaches of modern movement, focusing especially on industrial sites and housings. He has several papers, articles on the modernity, identity, space and place concepts, modernization and especially their spatial reflections on Turkey and Kayseri at early times of Turkish Republic, published national and international wide. He is currently involved in the design and implementation projects for the restoration and adaptive re-use of the former Kayseri Sümerbank Textile Factory (I. Nikolaev, 1932-1935) for AGU. He is a member of TICCIH, EAHN and DOCOMOMO.

 

FletcherFletcher Beaudoin, Associate Director, Portland State University Institute for Sustainable Solutions (ISS)

Fletcher is the Associate Director of the Portland State University Institute for Sustainable Solutions (ISS). ISS activates a network of 145 faculty fellows and 375 student fellows to build partnerships between PSU and the community that drive progress toward a more sustainable region by putting research and learning into action. He directs programs focused on applied research, partner-based and interdisciplinary teaching, and student internships and research fellowships. He also provides day-to-day management of ISS’ staff and collaborates with the Institute’s leadership on fiscal management, long-term planning and strategy development. 

 

Davis Bookhart stock photoDavis Bookhart, Senior Manager and Head, Sustainability Unit, HKUST

Davis Bookhart joined HKUST in August, 2013 as senior manager and Head of the university’s Sustainability Unit to develop the university’s first comprehensive sustainability master plan (the HKUST 2020 Sustainability Challenge), which has since been incorporated into the university’s Five Year Strategic Plan. Focusing on the four key challenge areas – operations, education, demonstration, and community networks – Bookhart serves as the steward of the Plan’s implementation. He is Chair of the Task Force on Sustainability Progress within the HK Sustainable Campus Consortium, was appointed to the Environment and Sustainability Committee for the HK General Chamber of Commerce, and serves as Advisory Board member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Bookhart came to HKUST after eight years as the director of the Office of Sustainability at Johns Hopkins University.  As founding director, Bookhart built the office to focus on integrating students and faculty into campus sustainability projects while embedding sustainability into campus operations.  Bookhart holds a master’s degree in International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a master’s of American Literature from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. 

 

Richard BoydRichard Boyd, Senior Engineer, Arup

Richard Boyd is a professionally qualified engineer. He became an engineer to respond to two challenges: poverty alleviation through development and climate change mitigation through new technologies and systems. He is increasingly fascinated by the tensions that arise between these challenges. His dual interest has led him to work on building and infrastructure projects across the developed and developing world. He is part of Arup’s Advanced Technology and Research group and specialises in carbon management and the transition to a circular economy. His current work includes research with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation on implementing a circular economy in the built environment. He is also leading a collaboration with UCL Estates and Academics looking at the potential for circular economy ideas to radically change the design, procurement and operation of Building Services installations. He is engaged in industry-wide discussions relating to embodied carbon, circular economy and housing. In 2018 he has spoken on circular economy at Ecobuild, the Rushlight Conference and C2C Built Positive Initiative in Amsterdam. He has been published in Business Green and has been a guest contributor to CBRE’s blog Green Perspective. He is a member of the New London Architecture’s NextGen network.

 

Rashad BrugmannRashad Brugmann, Student, University of Toronto 

Rashad Brugmann is a third year student in Civil Engineering with a planned minor in Environmental Engineering at the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. He has begun to develop multidisciplinary perspectives on challenges in sustainability, particularly in the field of green building where he has assisted in a sustainability consultant on a building design team, in construction at a green home design-build firm, and in building retrofit studies in a national design competition. At UofT, he is the Curriculum Enrichment Director at the Sustainable Engineers Association, where he works to bring off-campus organizations to campus for curricular and extracurricular events and to partner with other student groups in raising networking and community between student leaders on campus. Rashad’s design and engagement experience will support his primary contributions to the project, including outreach to university staff and student groups in order to complete relevant project inventories, and in assessment of student engagement 

 

Nicholas CoteNicolas Côté, Student, University College 

Nicolas Côté is a fourth-year student at University College studying Physics and Socio-cultural anthropology. He has worked in a variety of research positions in anthropology in different contexts, most recently with the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA) at Stanford University, where his work centered around machine learning and the development of a set of tools for the pedagogical platform Lacuna. In 2015-2016, he founded the University of Toronto Philosophy Congress and led it for the year: the club organised several conferences and workshops with groups at UofT, and Ryerson and York universities. Through his experience in research and engagement, Nicolas’ primary role as a research assistant in the ESE project will be focused on the CEL and SDGs course inventories and the identification and connection with instructors willing to develop for-credit CEL courses with sustainability content.

 

Malin Eriksson, Student, KTH

Malin Eriksson is a second year student at KTH Royal Institute of Technology studying materials science and engineering and working with integration of sustainability in education for THS Student Union. 

 

FinnvedenGöran Finnveden, Vice-president for Sustainable Development, KTH

Göran Finnveden is Professor of Environmental Strategic Analysis and Vice-president for sustainable development at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. His main research interest is the use and development of life cycle assessment and other sustainability assessment tools. His contributions include both methodology development and case studies. He also works with environmental policy. Application areas include buildings, energy, ICT, transportation, urban development and waste management. He is a member of the editorial boards of six scientific journals, the board of the International Sustainable Campus Network and on the Swedish Government’s scientific council on sustainable development. Finnveden has published has published extensively and is frequently cited. As vice-president he is responsible for the integration of sustainable development in education, research and cooperation across the whole university. He is also a member of KTH's management council.

 

KahleJudith Kahle, Research Associate, Leuphana University 

Judith Kahle, M.Sc., a human ecologist by training, is working as a research associate at Leuphana University since September 2013.  In her work she focuses on evaluation research and sociology of science: Within the MONA-research project she is investigating research modes and outcomes of sustainability-related science. In the HOCH-N project she explores the variety of good practices of sustainability-oriented research at German Higher Education Institutions.

 

Saman KhanSaman Khan, PhD Student, Western Michigan University

Saman Khan is currently a Ph.D. student on Fulbright scholarship at Malisons Institute of Science Education, Western Michigan University (USA). Her research focuses on Higher Education Institutes’ (HEIs) commitment towards sustainability education. Many HEIs have assigned sustainability courses as per AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) requirements and they have created their own policy for learning outcomes of these courses. But assigning sustainability courses and designing a sustainability education policy for their learning outcomes of these courses doesn't ensure that the HEIs are successfully implementing the required learning outcomes within these courses. Her research has assessed how institutional policy for sustainability courses is being practically implemented in the learning outcomes of sustainability courses at Western Michigan University.

 

LangDaniel Lang, Professor, Leuphana University Lueneburg

Since January 2010 Daniel J. Lang is Professor for Trandisciplinary Sustainability Research at Leuphana University Lueneburg at the Faculty of Sustainability. He was Dean of this faculty between 2012 and 2016 and Dean responsible for study affairs of the Leuphana Semester and Complementary Studies between 2010 and 2012. Since 2016 he is the President’s Special Advisor for Sustainability at Leuphana. Furthermore he is one of the academic Directors of the Double Degree Masters Program Global Sustainability Science of Leuphana University Lueneburg and Arizona State University. The main focus of Daniel’s work revolves around the further development of the theoretical, methodological as well as process-related foundations of Sustainability Science. In particular his professorship focuses on cooperation and mutual learning processes between different scientific disciplines as well as science and society with the aim to develop robust solution options for urgent sustainability problems of the 21st century. Daniel is currently leading several large sustainability science projects both engaging in transformational sustainability research as well as analyzing this and similar research approaches from a meta-perspective.

 

Meri Loyttyniemi Aalto UniversityMeri Löyttyniemi, Aalto Sustainability Hub

Meri Löyttyniemi acts as senior advisor at Aalto Sustainability Hub. Aalto University is the leading Finnish university in technology, business and design. Löyttyniemi´s duties include university´s sustainability strategy, communications, sustainable campus as a living lab and outreach. Löyttyniemi is the founder and chair of NSCN, Nordic Sustainable Campus Network. Löyttyniemi lectures regularly and holds a master´s degree in environmental management from Helsinki School of Economics. Her work experience includes also European Union´s affairs, politics and sustainability in the world of sports. She plays regularly tennis and basketball.

 

MaddenJohn Madden, Director of Sustainability and Engineering, The University of British Columbia

John directs the activities of the Sustainability and Engineering unit within Campus and Community Planning at UBC. The unit is responsible for setting policies on resource and infrastructure management plans for both the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. John oversees operational sustainability planning and reporting, creating incentives for sustainable behaviours among staff, faculty and students, green building programs and providing engineering services for land use planning and permitting processes. John is responsible for advising the UBC Okanagan campus efforts in sustainability and infrastructure management planning and ensuring alignment between the University Sustainability Initiative and Campus Sustainability.

 

julie croppedJulie Newman, Director, MITOS

Julie joined MIT as the Institute’s first Director of Sustainability in the summer of 2013. She has worked in the field of sustainable development and campus sustainability for twenty years. Her research has focused on the intersection between decision-making processes and organizational behavior in institutionalizing sustainability into higher education. Julie is also a Lecturer in MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP). In 2004, Julie was recruited to be the founding Director of the Office of Sustainability for Yale University.  At Yale, Julie held a lecturer appointment with the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies where she taught an undergraduate course entitled – Sustainability: From theory to practice in institutions.  Julie came to Yale from the University of New Hampshire, Office of Sustainability Programs (OSP) where she assisted with the development of the program since its inception in 1997.  Prior to her work with the OSP she worked for University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (ULSF). In 2004 Julie co-founded the Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium, to advance education and action for sustainable development on university campuses in the northeast and maritime region. Julie lectures and consults for universities both nationally and internationally, participates on a variety of boards and advisory committees and has contributed to a series of edited books and peer reviewed journals. Julie holds a BS in Natural Resource Policy and Management from the University of Michigan; an MS in Environmental Policy and Biology from Tufts University; and a Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies from the University of New Hampshire.

 

Danielle PalDanielle Pal, Student, Trinity College 

Danielle Pal is a fourth-year student at Trinity College studying Environmental Studies and Psychology. She has served as a President of the Trinity College Environmental Society, and has held leadership positions on numerous other student sustainability groups throughout the University of Toronto. She has made an impact through enacting waste and energy reduction challenges/programs, various forms of institutional change towards sustainability, direct action events, and community exploration of green spaces. Though Danielle has shown leadership through student engagement, she has also shown it through her personal passion project - the creation and installation of a green wall within the Buttery, a frequented student space on campus. Danielle’s experience in engagement extends beyond the University setting, as she has worked as a Community Engagement Organizer for the environmental non-profit GreenPAC, as well as has served as a program assistant for the City of Toronto’s Energy & Environment Division. She is a founding member of the Expanded Student Engagement project, playing an integral role in the project’s vision and its progress thus far. Her experience in student and community engagement, as well as familiarity with sustainability curriculum and faculty, gives her valuable insight into this project’s execution.

 

Nathan PostmaNathan Postma, Student, Trinity College 

Nathan Postma is a fourth-year student at Trinity College studying Environmental Studies and Cultural Anthropology. Alongside Emily Shaw, Nathan is Co-President of the Trinity College Environmental Society. Since transitioning to these majors, he has interned at the Roots Collaborative throughout the 2017 winter semester -a start up change management consultancy housed at the Center for Social Innovation (CSI). The internship, compounded with participation in a CSI work exchange program and summer employment with Cycle Toronto -Toronto’s only member based cycling advocacy organization also based out of CSI- places Nathan in an ideal nexus between CSI and U of T. This position and experience is directly relevant to the community engagement portion of the project. Nathan’s primary contributions will be to liaison between the Center for Community Partnerships and community partners to expand Community Engaged Learning opportunities.

 

TOMAS RefslundTomas Refslund Poulsen, Green Campus, University of Copenhagen

Tomas Refslund Poulsen is heading Green Campus at University of Copenhagen and has played the leading role in sustainability target setting and strategy development transforming the university in to one of the international front runners on CO2-reduction, energy efficiency and other aspects of campus sustainability. Tomas has played a key role in development of several international sustainability networks, notably the IARU Sustainable Campus Initiative.

 

 

syamSyam Kumar Prabhakaran, Senior Associate Director, Office of Facilities Management, National University of Singapore

Syam is a Senior Associate Director with Office of Facilities Management, National University of Singapore where he is responsible for energy optimisation in campus facilities. Mr. Syam has more than 20 years of experience in Laboratory, Safety and Facilities Management. He has a Master degree in Engineering and several professional qualifications such as Workplace Safety and Health Officer, Biorisk Management and Biological Waste Management with International Federation of Biosafety Association and completed Singapore Certified Energy Manager course. Syam served Asia Pacific Biosafety Association council and currently council member of Sustainable Lab Singapore committee.

 

RischKatrin Risch, Program Manager University Alliance for Sustainability, Freie Universität Berlin

Katrin Risch has been working in the field of international education, blended learning programs and network building for the past eight years. She studied Political Science and English Cultural Studies in Germany and England. In 2009 she started working at Freie Universität’s Center for Global Politics (CGP), teaching the module "Media and International Politics" at the Moscow State University for International Relations (MGIMO). As program manager she worked for the blended learning M.A. International Relations Online, the Seasonal Schools and the CGP Alumni Network. Katrin coordinated various summer schools and workshops in Eastern Europe and Asia. Since 2015 Katrin is the Project Manager of the "University Alliance for Sustainability" (UAS) at Freie Universität Berlin. In the framework of the UAS she is building and managing the international network of researchers, students and campus management experts. The UAS unites Freie Universität Berlin and its four strategic partner universities: the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel), the Peking University (China), St. Petersburg State University (Russia) and the University of British Columbia (Canada) in fostering sustainability as a comprehensive topic for collaborating in research, teaching, and campus management. The UAS receives funding from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

 

Schmitt ClaudiaClaudia T. Schmitt, Managing Director of the Center for a Sustainable University, Universität Hamburg

Dr. Claudia T. Schmitt is managing director and scientific coordinator of the Center for a Sustainable University at Universität Hamburg and initiated the German HOCH-N-project: “Sustainability at Higher Education Institutions: develop – network – report“. She is involved in research on organizational psychology, value-based behavior, and innovation processes. Claudia Schmitt is board member of the Hamburg Climate Week, deputy manager of the EU-funded project CHAMPP and in the team lead for implementing education for sustainable development at higher education institutions in Hamburg. She is editor of a book on Psychology and Sustainable Development to be published in 2018 and was initiator and chief executive officer of the 1. Hamburg Sustainable Development Summit (2017). Her main interests of research and application are: transformational leadership and governance; communication and language matters for sustainability processes; sustainability- and innovation-oriented organizational and human resource development.

 

Emily ShawEmily Shaw, Student, Trinity College

Emily Shaw is a fourth-year student at Trinity College studying Political Science and Environmental Studies with minor in Economics. She is currently one Co-Presidents of the Trinity College Environmental Society with Nathan Postma and has been a member of the executive since her second year. Throughout her studies, Emily has been highly engaged in environmental issues and sustainability projects at Trinity, while also holding many different student leadership positions. She also worked as an Events and Outreach Assistant last academic year at the Sustainability Office on campus.  Emily has many connections throughout the campus with environmental student groups, faculty members and administration. Her main contributions to this project will be as a Research Assistant working on the faculty survey and on tagging sustainability courses for the new student course selection website.

 

Victoria20SmithVictoria Smith, Director of Regional and International Engagement, University of British Columbia 

Victoria Smith is the Director of Regional and International Engagement with the UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) at the University of British Columbia. The mandate of USI is to support, enable and facilitate the integration of academic and operational sustainability efforts across campus. Working with faculty, staff, students and community members as well as key external partners, USI helps advance UBC’s internationally renowned leadership in sustainability. Prior to taking on this role, Victoria was the Manager of Sustainable Communities at BC Hydro, where her group focused on delivering value for local governments and communities across British Columbia through community energy planning, conservation programs and energy innovation projects. Victoria has contributed to a number of organizations and boards including; the International Centre for Sustainable Cities, the City of Vancouver Greenest City 2020 Climate Leadership External Advisory Committee, QUEST National Advisory Council, the Community Energy Association, UNICEF and the Centre for Leadership Initiatives.

 

Leendert Verhoef 2003 5Leendert Verhoef, Sustainable Innovation Program Developer ,TU Delft

Leendert Verhoef holds a PhD in Solar Cell Physics from the Utrecht University. He is currently Sustainable Innovation Program Developer at the Green Office at TU Delft and Partner in consultancy New-Energy-Works, where he is in charge of developing Living Lab innovation methodology on campuses. In his career he has founded and grown several companies, such as New-Energy TV, Real Energy People and advised broadly in the field of sustainability, innovation and strategic marketing helping start-ups, multinationals, local governments and international institutes such as World Bank. He develops multi-disciplinary system integration and circular economy programs and living labs, integrating mobility, grid, buildings and other sustainability issues. In the past 30 years he has initiated and managed multiple sustainable and  grid related energy innovation projects, has liaised with municipalities in national and international context, gave seminars and trainings and published about them.  Some books, ‘Energy from the Desert’, and ‘SunCities, Reflections’, and ‘Our Car as Power plant’. He is strongly driven to educate sustainable leaders of future.

 

WankeAndreas Wanke, Head of the Sustainability and Energy Management Unit, Freie Universität Berlin

Andreas Wanke, born in 1961, worked from 1990-2001 as a political scientist at the Environmental Research Centre (Forschungszentrum für Umweltpolitik) at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of Freie Universität Berlin focusing on consultation projects in the field of energy and environmental management. Since 2001 he has been working as the coordinator for energy and environmental management in the university administration. In that capacity he was e.g. responsible for the development and implementation of annual energy efficiency programs, the establishment of environmental teams in the scientific departments and the design of a university-wide bonus scheme for energy conservation which gives the scientific departments financial incentives to save energy. Since 2015 he is head of the Sustainability and Energy Management Unit, which manages and implements the university´s commitment to sustainability in research, teaching and campus-management. The unit is assigned directly to the Executive Board of Freie Universität Berlin.

 

Case Study Rapid Round

Sarah CampbellSarah Campbell, Sustainability Programming Manager, British Columbia Institute of Technology

Sarah Campbell is the Sustainability Programming Manager for the School of Construction and the Environment at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), in Burnaby, British Columbia. She supports their on campus living laboratory project Factor Four, as well as working to embed sustainability across a diverse curriculum. She has a Master of Applied Environmental Studies (MAES) in Local Economic Development from the University of Waterloo. She is part of the BCIT steering committee for the 2019 Ecocity World Summit that will be held in Vancouver, Canada. 

 

CDuwigChristophe Duwig, Associate Professor, KTH

Prof. Duwig's research contributes in priority to two sustainable development goals, namely "Clean affordable energy" and "Good Health and Well-being". More specifically, his work focuses on researching knowledge to enable clean waste-heat-recovery and clean air technologies. The fundamental aspects enabling these applications are heat-transfer studies, reacting flow simulations and multiphase flow investigations (including phase change). Prof. Duwig's expertise lies in the high fidelity simulations of these phenomena including turbulence and complex thermodynamics. He has also pioneered the development and use of advanced post-processing methods to unravel the complex physics and provide scientists with powerful enablers. Prof. Duwig is the initiator and course responsible for the doctoral course, Engineering for a Sustainable Society. He is also the initiator and coordinator of the Clean Air Network at KTH, Stockholm University and IVL. 

 

Tom Heel photoTom Heel, Deputy Head of Environmental Sustainability, University of Oxford 

Tom Heel is the Deputy Head of Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oxford and leads on the development and implementation of sustainable construction policy, utilities procurement, energy management and carbon emissions reduction initiatives on the University’s estate.

 

 

 

NileshNilesh Y. Jadhav, Programme Director, EcoCampus, Nanyang Technological University

Nilesh Y. Jadhav is currently a Senior Scientist and Program Director at NTU Singapore. He leads the EcoCampus initiative at NTU, which epitomises the combination of R&D, test-bedding and industry collaboration to achieve a high impact clean technology showcase for Singapore and beyond. He has been involved in writing the Technology Primers on Smart Grids and Solar Technologies for the National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS) and also was the project lead for developing Singapore’s first Technology Roadmap in the area of Energy Efficient Building Technologies with the Building Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore. Prior to joining NTU in 2011, Nilesh had over 15 years of diverse work experience in management & technical roles in manufacturing, supply- logistics and research functions in Singapore and the Netherlands. He serves as a board member of the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) as well as he is a member of the ISCN board.

 

Yolanda MendozaYolanda Mendoza, Faculty Member, Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas

Architect from la Salle University at Mexico; with a Master Degree in Construction Management from the Mexican Industry and Building Chamber and another one in Renewable Energy and Architecture from University of Nottingham in UK. PhD. in Knowledge Management and Transfer from Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas in Mexico with research studies in sustainable universities. Full time Faculty Member from Business School at UAT working on Technical Education in Energy Businesses. and Economy and Sustainable Development programs. Part of the National Researchers System in Mexico since 2018. Author of several scientific articles and books in sustainability related issues. LEED Green Associate since 2016 and BREEAM International Asesor since 2013 both certifications in sustainable building and design. Actual Executive Secretary of the Sustainable Committee at UAT University. 

 

Francois MillerFrancois Miller, Director, Office of Sustainability, McGill University 

Francois Miller is the director of the McGill Office of Sustainability since 2015. As such, he is striving to make the University an institutional model of sustainability for society. He stewarded the crafting of McGill’s Climate and Sustainability Action Plan, which highlights the University’s commitment to carbon neutrality by 2040. He also put in place a series of programs and initiatives to instill lasting changes towards sustainability, such as the phasing out of single use plastic water bottles. Prior to McGill, Francois also worked has team leader for the Sustainability Department at the City of Montreal where he was closely involved with crafting, implementing and monitoring Montreal’s Sustainability Plan.

 

Savage HeadshotCaroline Savage, Lab Manager, Princeton University 

Dr. Caroline Savage is the Campus as Lab Manager at Princeton University. As Campus as Lab Manager, Dr. Savage works at the campus-based intersection of operational, educational and research activities that result in the advancement of sustainability problem-solving. Dr. Savage previously served as the Director of the Institute for Community Sustainability at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN, where she laid the groundwork for an ecovillage in the community adjacent to the university; hosted regional symposia on infill development and urban food issues in the Midwest; and curated sustainability and social justice programing. She earned her B.A. in International Relations from Syracuse University, M.P.S. in Environmental Studies from State University of New York College Environmental Science and Forestry, and Ph.D. in Spatial and Earth Sciences at Indiana State University with the dissertation topic of "Sustainability in the U.S. Rust Belt". She is a current member of the AASHE Advisory Council, USGBC-NJ Board Member, and a LEED AP-ND accredited professional.

 

Giulia SonettiGiulia Sonetti, Sustainability Manager, Politecnico di Torino

Giulia Sonetti is sustainability manager and co-funder of the Green Team of Politecnico di Torino, while being a multidisciplinary research fellow currently appointed at the Interuniversity Department of Regional & Urban Studies and Planning (Turin, Italy). After earning the titles of chartered architect and energy manager, she worked as life cycle assessor for the built environment at the Italian National Agency for Alternatives Energy Sources (ENEA). She also worked as sustainability consultant in Salerno, Barcelona and Seville, and then completed her education with a MSc in Renewable Energy at the University of Nottingham and a PhD in Environment and Territory at Politecnico di Torino. She has been visiting researcher at the University of Hokkaido (JP), the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH), the University of Cambridge (UK), the Barcelona Super Computing Centre (ESP) and the The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art of Copenhagen (DK), while being organiser, speaker and facilitator in several shared-science and multi-stakeholder workshops around the world. She is and has been involved in the writing and implementation phases of many national, EU and international research projects about interdisciplinary approaches, university campus sustainability management and socio-technical energy pathways towards a post carbon society.

 

Rupert Stuart SmithRupert Stuart-Smith, Student, University of Oxford 

Rupert Stuart-Smith studies Geography at the University of Oxford and is a coordinator of the UK Youth Climate Coalition. He was the International Association of Research Universities’ Sustainability Fellow for 2017, the President of the Oxford Climate Society from 2017-18 and on the University of Oxford delegation to last year’s UN climate conference, COP23.

 

Leendert Verhoef 2003 5Leendert Verhoef, Sustainable Innovation Program Developer ,TU Delft

Leendert Verhoef holds a PhD in Solar Cell Physics from the Utrecht University. He is currently Sustainable Innovation Program Developer at the Green Office at TU Delft and Partner in consultancy New-Energy-Works, where he is in charge of developing Living Lab innovation methodology on campuses. In his career he has founded and grown several companies, such as New-Energy TV, Real Energy People and advised broadly in the field of sustainability, innovation and strategic marketing helping start-ups, multinationals, local governments and international institutes such as World Bank. He develops multi-disciplinary system integration and circular economy programs and living labs, integrating mobility, grid, buildings and other sustainability issues. In the past 30 years he has initiated and managed multiple sustainable and  grid related energy innovation projects, has liaised with municipalities in national and international context, gave seminars and trainings and published about them.  Some books, ‘Energy from the Desert’, and ‘SunCities, Reflections’, and ‘Our Car as Power plant’. He is strongly driven to educate sustainable leaders of future.

  

Poster Presenters 

toveTove Andersson, Project Manager, Urban Gardening Learning Lab, University of Gothenburg 

Tove is the project manager of the Urban Gardening Learning Lab at the University of Gothenburg and is committed to a knowledge-based transformation of the food system, empowering youth to be a part of this transformation. During 2018 she will also start her own company as an urban farmer, working specifically towards testing, displaying and spreading knowledge about innovative and sustainable ways of growing food in the city. Tove pursues a Bachelor of Science in Global Studies from the University of Gothenburg and volunteers as a Sustainability Coach for SDSN (Sustainable Development Solutions Network) Youth, introducing Junior Achievement schools to Agenda 2030. At SDSN Northern Europe, as an intern and project assistant, she has coordinated the work with the Integration Solutions Report and organized the Solutions Initiative Forum Integration, addressing and cooperating with Nordic solutions for a more inclusive society.

 

Joseph BorzaJoseph Borza, Chartered Engineer, Trinity College Dublin 

Joe Borza is a chartered engineer and has been a sustainability lead within Trinity College Dublin for the past 15+ years since his undergraduate days when he helped found the University's first ever Green Week in 2003. He led the development of the current University's sustainability policy and the sustainability components of the 5 year strategic plan (2014-19). He is the co-founder of EnergyElephant.com, a platform for energy and sustainability data which works with Universities across the world to help them make better, cleaner energy decisions using their data. He is also a part-time lecturer in Trinity on the areas of smart energy technologies and energy use in buildings.  

 

AnomAnom Bowolaksono, Associate Professor, Universitas Indonesia

Anom Bowolaksono is associate professor at the Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematic and Sciences, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia. He has a Master’s degree and PhD in Reproductive Biology from Okayama University, Japan focusing on apoptosis in mammalian ovary and corpus luteum. He has many years of experience within research and international collaboration, university teaching, and Science communication. He is also researcher at Research Center for Climate Change University of Indonesia (RCCC-UI) and recent lead the research cluster of Reproductive Technology for the Development of Bioresources Sustainability (REDBUS). As the Environmental Coordinator at University Health Savety and Environment Unit, he leads a team which responsible for campus sustainability and provides strategic advice to the university leader and the wider community near the university on sustainable management of the environment.

  

Karola Braun Wanke09Karola Braun-Wanke, Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer, Freie Universität Berlin

Karola Braun-Wanke works at the Research Center for Environmental Policy of Freie Universität Berlin (FUB) as a senior research fellow and lecturer. Her scientific focus is energy and climate policy, education for sustainable development (ESD) and science communication. Since 2006 she has been developing interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary educational formats for students of all ages and teachers. As project leader of "Schools@University for Sustainability + Climate Protection" and coordinator of the initiative SUSTAIN IT, she has many years of expertise in ESD. As a former project manager of the Berlin Energy Agency and the European Academy for Urban Environment and now project manager at the FUB, she has a broad co-creative network between the University and Berlin actors from the fields of art, culture, science, administration, schools and universities. With her pioneering programs and collaboration between academic and civil society actors, she enables a good and transformative ESD practice and supports the implementation of the new  teaching and learning culture inside and outside the university.

 

Marie picMarie Briguglio, Resident Academic, University of Malta

Marie Briguglio is a resident academic at the University of Malta, lecturing and conducting research in the fields of Behavioural Economics, Environmental Economics and Social Marketing.  She completed her PhD. (Economics) at Stirling University, an MSc at University College London (Environmental and Resource Economics, Distinction) and an Honours degree at the University of Malta (Economics, Distinction). Prior to returning to academia, Marie held various senior civil service positions including Deputy Director of the Malta Environment and Planning Authority, responsible inter alia for negotiation and implementation of the European Union environmental acquis, and as National Focal Point for the UNFCCC. Throughout her career Marie secured millions of euro of funding for projects in the environmental field and she is currently the Principal Investigator on several international and national research projects. Marie is also an award-winning screen-writer/broadcaster and remains highly active in outreach projects, including as co-Chairperson of the President’s of Malta Forum for Active Community Engagement. 

 

michelle brownMichelle Brown, Head of SRS Programmes, University of Edinburgh

Michelle joined the University of Edinburgh in 2014 bringing nearly 20 years of international experience. Michelle is responsible for the organisation, planning, management and delivery of SRS programmes to deliver our strategies and commitments on climate change, circular economy, supply chains and community engagement. Prior to joining the department, Michelle was a Director in CSR Asia and worked as a consultant for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and for the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and has consulted for numerous international companies and development organisations in China, Vietnam, India parts of Africa, the UK and Canada. She has served as a Director for VSO in China and previously taught on courses at the University of Hong Kong and at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).

 

Åsa CallmerÅsa Callmer, Student, KTH

Åsa is a PhD student at Urban and Regional studies at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Her PhD project focuses on sufficiency as idea and practice, and her research interests include sustainable consumption, political ecology and environmental justice. Having taught and coordinated the course Political Economy for Environmental Planners for master students at KTH since 2016, she is dedicated to engaging students in discussions on sustainability, politics and how they can work towards a more sustainable society.

 

Larry EighmyLawrence Eighmy , Managing Principal, The Stone House Group 

Larry Eighmy has extensive facilities and operations management experience. He is a founder and Managing Principal of The Stone House Group, which focuses on improving institutions’ building stewardship through comprehensive planning, energy and construction strategies. He possesses focused experience in institutional and non-profit finance and currently serves as the treasurer of Moravian Academy. He has also served as chairman of the Green Schools Alliance board, a member of the Saucon Valley Conservancy Advisory Board and on the vestry of the Cathedral Church of the Nativity. Larry has also overseen the renovation of the Flat Iron, a historic building in South Bethlehem, that is home to The Stone House Group’s LEED Gold targeted headquarters.   The iconic 110-year-old building that was state of the art is re-emerging as a modern building with a low carbon footprint. Larry also serves on the Advisory committee of the South Side Art’s District that is helping catalyze the renaissance of the South Side. Through his projects at The Stone House Group, he and his team share their passion about educating students about sustainability. They have created the Ginger Building Challenge, a project-based learning initiative, and incorporated students into their large-scale school energy studies. Larry graduated from Middlebury College with a Bachelor of Arts. He also studied at Carnegie Mellon University Graduate School of Industrial Administration and most recently at Harvard University’s Executive Leadership Program in Sustainability.

 

IMG 9592Elisabeth Ekener, Researcher, KTH

Elisabeth Ekener is a researcher at the Dept of Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Engineering at KTH. Her area of research is social sustainability, and more specifically in Social LCA. Elisabeth has conducted several case studies applying Social LCA; on a laptop, on vehicle fuels and on e-waste, and is active in the research community for further development of this methodology. Elisabeth is involved in several projects addressing sustainability assessment, with focus on social issues. In the on-going EU project REFLEX, she works on assessing European energy scenarios from a social sustainability perspective. In the on-going project Urban Circle (Urban Waste into Circular Economy Benefits), conducted in cooperation with SEI, her work aims at assessing redesigned circular systems for urban waste treatment from a sustainability perspective.

 

EkhtiariMaryam Ekhtiari, Assistant Professor, Shiraz University 

Maryam Ekhtiari is holding Ph.D. degree in architecture from University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran in 2011. She is currently an assistant professor in Shiraz University. She is expert on environmental psychology and green architecture. Much of her research on topics ranging from “Quality of integral relationship between human needs, desire and architecture in all aspects” and “relationship between sustainability and historical buildings” and “reduce waste”. Her current applied research involves University greening process and the Contextual Approach of Greening Campus Evaluation and Ranking Model in Iran. Her publications are in such Journals as “Soffe (Shahid Beheshti university Journal)” and "Honar-Ha-Ye-Ziba: Memary Va Shahrsazi (JFAUP)". She has attended many conferences in Iran and Dubai such as “sustainability on architecture and urbanism” and “3rd international congress of structure, architecture and urban development”. Her current program conferences is to attend unmaking waste 2018 and ISCN 2018.

 

FinnvedenGöran Finnveden, Vice-president for Sustainable Development, KTH

Göran Finnveden is Professor of Environmental Strategic Analysis and Vice-president for sustainable development at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. His main research interest is the use and development of life cycle assessment and other sustainability assessment tools. His contributions include both methodology development and case studies. He also works with environmental policy. Application areas include buildings, energy, ICT, transportation, urban development and waste management. He is a member of the editorial boards of six scientific journals, the board of the International Sustainable Campus Network and on the Swedish Government’s scientific council on sustainable development. Finnveden has published has published extensively and is frequently cited. As vice-president he is responsible for the integration of sustainable development in education, research and cooperation across the whole university. He is also a member of KTH's management council.

 

ISCN2018 KarlFultz bioPicKarl Fultz, Chair of the Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee, Thompson Rivers University 

Karl Fultz is Chair of the Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee (ESAC) at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. We are dedicated to providing evidence-based advice about environmental sustainability policies and practices that foster a sustainable future and lead to health and economic benefits for the University community. Karl Fultz is also Thompson Rivers University’s Database Administrator and has presided over the evolution of stable, secure, scalable, and sustainable core database infrastructure since the University’s inception. This data stewardship anticipates and meets the needs of the students, staff, faculty, and administration who use them, including TRU’s Sustainability Division. Our digital strategy enables TRU to pursue Environmental Sustainability as one of its five key Strategic Goals. Data stewardship and Environmental Sustainability are not only complementary but inseparable values institutionally, professionally, and personally.

 

Malin HansenMalin Hansen, Student, KTH 

Malin is a PhD student at Urban and Regional studies at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Her PhD project is aimed at contributing to the understanding of collective learning processes that takes place in collaborative projects within the every day planning practices in the urban and regional planning field and also on the extent and ways in which this learning contribute to changes in these planning practices. She is also involved in different teaching activities at different levels focusing on subjects such as sustainable urban planning and planning theory. General themes that she focuses on within teaching are how to work with developing critical thinking, fostering hope and promoting action-taking, as a way to contribute to the necessary transition to a more sustainable society.

  

 

HoAmy Ho, Director, Office of Environmental Sustainability, National University of Singapore

Amy Ho is the Director of the Office of Environmental Sustainability, National University of Singapore (NUS). Prior to joining NUS, she was leading an environmental NGO where she oversaw awareness campaigns and community partnerships. She has worked in the private, public and educational sectors, and spent several years with a national agency that provided funding for research in environmental sciences. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. She also did her Master of Engineering and Bachelor of Science at Cornell University.

 

Roman Iakymchuk, Lauren, and Rajib, Students, KTH 

Roman Iakymchuk, Lauren, and Rajib are young researchers and educators at KTH, passioned about sustainability and quality teaching. Their special focus is on integrating sustainability into students’ projects, where students are highly activated for learning.They work in the fields of biotechnology, industrial ecology, and computer science.

 

Bild Louise jansson cvLouise Jansson, Student Sustainability Coordinator, Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development

Louise is a Student Sustainability Coordinator at Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development where she is working with student participation in environmental management and education for sustainable development. Louise has a bachelor’s degree in Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg with a major in human ecology. During 2017 she was Chairperson for the student association at School of Global studies, where she worked mostly with quality assurance in education and student representation. Her main interest is student engagement as a driving force for sustainable solutions at universities.

 

Ryan JinRyan Jin Zhanhe, Programme Coordinator, EcoCampus Initiative, NTU

Project Manager, Mobility-as-a-Service Testbed, NTU

Mr JIN Zhanhe Ryan is the Programme Coordinator for EcoCampus Initiative at NTU – a Living Lab Initiative aims to achieve a 35% reduction in Energy, Water and Waste intensity by 2020. Ryan works closely with public agencies, industry partners and community stakeholders in the deployment of various EcoCampus projects. He is the Project Manager for the Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) testbed where integrated multi-mode transport solution is deployed. Ryan is also actively promoting campus sustainability, working with various campus stakeholders such as facility, operations, transport, and the student and staff community. Before joining NTU EcoCampus, Ryan obtained a BSc (Hons) in Applied Physics from Nanyang Technological University and he is completing his dissertation for MSc in Project Management from University of Manchester. Ryan’s research interest is in Managing Living Labs projects.

 

Dr Vitalia Kinakh pictureVitalia Kinakh, School of Dentistry, The University of Manchester

Dr Vitalia Kinakh has more than 18 years teaching experience in an academic environment. She joined the School of Dentistry in September 2012 to provide supervision to Master-level students and contribute to teaching on the Research Methods unit.Current research interests include Sustainability in Dentistry and Education for Sustainable Development at universities; As a part of her educational research Vitalia works alongside her colleagues with undergraduate dentistry students in order to examine their level of sustainability awareness. Last year she was the Winner of the University of Manchester Making a Difference Award 2017 in the category “Outstanding contribution to environmental sustainability. 

 

Kuitto VirpiVirpi Kuitto, Environmental Advisor, University of Helsinki 

Virpi Kuitto, M.Sc., is the environmental advisor responsible of sustainable campus operations at the University of Helsinki (UHEL), Finland. Among her duties are to coordinate the Green office –environmental programme and UHEL´s commitment to sustainable development.  She has participated in UHEL´s solar energy and energy efficiency projects.  She has collaborated with the UHEL´s educational affairs on student driven Green team –project in 2013-2015. She is a lecturer on the topic of laboratory waste management as well.

 

 

Karin LarsdotterKarin Larsdotter, Project Manager, KTH Sustainability Office 

Karin Larsdotter is Project Manager at KTH Sustainability Office. She promotes integration of sustainability within research and collaboration at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Karin holds a PhD in applied environmental microbiology, and is a member of the Swedish National Committee for Biology at The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. She has many years of experience within research collaboration, university teaching, Responsible Research and Innovation, and Science communication.

 

Helena LennholmHelena Lennholm, Associate Professor, KTH 

Helena did her PhD Thesis work at STFI (nowadays called RISE) "Investigations of Cellulose Polymorphs by 13C-CP/MAS-NMR spectroscopy and Chemometrics" 1994. She then started at KTH as an Assistant Professor in 1997. She did research in the area of wood chemistry and especially cellulose and cellulose derivatives. In 2000, Helena became Associate Professor in Wood Chemistry. Then she changed carrier and started to work as a high school teacher in chemistry. She became Master of Education at Växjö University 2006, and worked at Åva Gymnasium as a chemistry teacher. From 2017, Helena is back at KTH, inst. for Fibre- and Polymer technology, div. Wood Chemistry and Pulp Technology part of my time, where she teachs and does research. The rest of her time she spends at Department of Leaming in Engineering Sciences and teach technology didactics. Her main research interest is how to improve teaching in sustainable development.

 

Sigurlaug LövdahlSigurlaug Lövdahl, Division of Buildings and Environment, University of Iceland

From an early age, Sigurlaug has lived in many countries outside Iceland (Ethiopia, Mexico, USA, Spain, Norway) and realized that the earth is a delicate and fragile place that needs to be taken care of and treated with great respect. She has been involved in ″greening“ the University of Iceland for ten years. Her background is in linguistics and textile design, and she holds an MBA degree and a degree in project management.  Taking the Green Steps is probably the most challenging project on which Sigurlaug and Thorbjörg are currently working. They are both employed at the Division of Buildings and Environment at the University of Iceland.

 

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Ulrika Lundqvist,Senior Lecturer, Chalmers University of Technology

PhD Ulrika Lundqvist is a senior lecturer at the division Physical Resource Theory at the department Space, Earth and Environment at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. Ulrika has an assignment as pedagogical developer in education for sustainable development. In this role, she gives support to study programme directors and teacher, with the aim to increase the amount of and to secure good quality of sustainable development in education. Ulrika has also an assignment as vice head of department responsible for education. Her research is within Industrial Ecology, and then especially on criteria, indicators, and backcasting for sustainable development. She is also doing research on education for sustainable development.

 

Sarah MasonSarah Manson, Project Officer, Environmental Sustainability, Wellcome Trust 

Sarah Mason is a Project Officer in the Environmental Sustainability team at Wellcome Trust. Her main focus is on engaging the research community to develop ideas around best research practice and knowledge sharing to advance the development of an environmentally sustainable research culture. As part of this activity, Sarah has developed relationships with a wide range of UK universities and researched into understanding current best practice, challenges and possible opportunities to drive innovation in this area. Sarah is looking forward to widening this scoping to understand these topics at an international level to help inform and further develop Wellcomes’ initial research in this area.    

 

Yolanda MendozaYolanda Mendoza, Faculty Member, Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas

Architect from la Salle University at Mexico; with a Master Degree in Construction Management from the Mexican Industry and Building Chamber and another one in Renewable Energy and Architecture from University of Nottingham in UK. PhD. in Knowledge Management and Transfer from Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas in Mexico with research studies in sustainable universities. Full time Faculty Member from Business School at UAT working on Technical Education in Energy Businesses. and Economy and Sustainable Development programs. Part of the National Researchers System in Mexico since 2018. Author of several scientific articles and books in sustainability related issues. LEED Green Associate since 2016 and BREEAM International Asesor since 2013 both certifications in sustainable building and design. Actual Executive Secretary of the Sustainable Committee at UAT University. 

 

OmrcenEddi Omrcen, Sustainability Officer, University of Gothenburg 

Eddi Omrcen has served as Environmental Coordination since 2000, and since 2004 as the Environmental Manager at the University of Gothenburg.He had the responsibility for developing and implementing the Environmental Management System certified according to ISO 14001 and Eco Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS). He was then in charge of the University Environmental Unit. Since the beginning of 2016, Eddi has served as the Sustainability Officer at the University of Gothenburg. International cooperation and exchange of experience is of great interest to Eddi. He currently serves as a member of the Advisory Committee for the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN), and has initiated the Nordic part Nordic Sustainable Campus Network (NSCN). He is the university contact person in other networks such as International Association of Universities (IAU), Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Northern Europe (SDSN-NE) and UNs Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES). He holds a master’s degree in Business administration and management, from the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg.

  

OyamaAlberto Ken Oyama Nakagawa, Professor and Researcher, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Dr. Alberto Ken Oyama Nakagawa is professor and researcher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He received his PhD in Botany from Tokyo University, and his MSc degrees in Science and bachelor's degree in Biology at UNAM. His lines of research are: molecular ecology, phylogeography, genetics of conservation, animal plant interactions and management of genetic resources. He is the author of over 150 peer-reviewed publications based on this research, he has taught 58 courses and has directed 75 bachelor, master and doctoral theses. Dr. Oyama is the Institutional Development Secretary since 2016 at UNAM. Previously, he was Director of the Research Center in Ecosystems (2003-2011) and Director of the National School of Higher Studies (2012 - 2015), at the same university. He was also President of the Botanical Society of Mexico A.C. (1997-1999) and President of the Mexican Scientific Society of Ecology (2009-2011). He has received multiple awards and distinctions, among them, the State Prize of Science and Technology of the state of Michoacán (2012), the Distinction to Botanical Merit granted by the Botanical Society of Mexico A.C. (2013) and the 2015 Award for Ecological Merit in Research.

 

PasquierAyari G. Pasquier Merino, Researcher, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Dr. Ayari G. Pasquier Merino is researcher at the Institutional Development Secretariat of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), where she is currently conducting a research on the contributions of this university in the field of sustainability. She concluded a two-year postdoctoral research project last year at the Institute of Anthropological Research in the UNAM. She received her PhD in Sociology from El Colegio de México, her MSc degrees in Anthropology from Bologna University and her bachelor’s degree in Social Communication from Metropolitan Autonomous University (MX). Her areas of research are: sustainability and food security in urban and rural contexts, food policies, inequality and global -local relations. 

 

Moa PerssonMoa Persson, Project Coordinator, Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development

Moa Persson works as a project coordinator at Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development which is a cooperation organization between Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg in Sweden. Her main focus is on supporting and engaging students interested in sustainability to run projects and be involved in the universities sustainability efforts. The goal is to be a resource and an enabler for the students. Moa founded the network Gothenburg Students for Sustainability Alliance, GSSA, in 2014 to create a collaboration base for the student sustainability organizations at Chalmers and University of Gothenburg. Through the network many student driven projects have been founded or scaled-up, for example Food Rescue Parties, Climate Awareness Week and the Veggie at my place project. Moa has also taken initiative to a national network of student sustainability organizations in Sweden through hosting a Students Sustainability Summit in Gothenburg 2015 where student groups from all over the Sweden participated. This initiative result in the network “Students for Sustainability Sweden”. Moa has a passion to reach out to new people from around the world and gets excited when building on new ideas together with students. Apart from enjoying to work with students, she also like dancing, gardening and keep contacts with friends around the globe.

 

pietikainen jannaJanna Pietikäinen, Vice Dean, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Helsinki

Dr. Janna Pietikäinen is the vice dean responsible of educational affairs of the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry and university lecturer of Environmental studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Her research is focused in environmental and sustainability issues within forestry, food production and soil ecosystems. She has further specialized in interdisciplinary environmental teaching and completed studies in university pedagogy. She is active as educational developer and has led two interfaculty degree programmes in environmental and sustainability sciences. She was selected as member of the distinguished Teachers’ academy at the University of Helsinki in 2015. She is an active player in campus sustainability operations and has created student driven environmental projects and campus activities.

 

 

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Zoe Robinson, Director of Education for Sustainability, Keele University

Dr Zoe Robinson is a Reader in Geography and Sustainability at Keele University, UK, but would nowadays class herself as a sustainabilty scientist, defined by the challenges being tackled rather than by discipline. Zoe is also Keele University's Director of Education for Sustainability, and the Lead of Keele University's Institute for Sustainable Futures. Zoe was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the UK's Higher Education Academy in 2012 for her leadership and innovation in Education for Sustainability and employability. Zoe leads on both education and research in sustainability at Keele University, and has advised several national bodies including the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges, National Union of Students and Higher Education Academy on Education for Sustainability.

 

RossettiMassimiliano Rossetti, Sustainability Manager, University of Milano-Bicocca

Massimiliano Rossetti is sustainability manager at the University of Milano-Bicocca. He is an urban sociologist with particular attention to mobility analysis and the socio-urban structure of the territory with the use of GIS tools. Its fields of interest and study concern the field of sustainability: from waste to energy and from mobility to life quality in urban societies. He also cooperates in the field of air quality and climate change with the researcher’s team of the POLARIS Research Center - Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Milan Bicocca. He is member of the Italian University Network for Sustainable Development (RUS).

 

Schmitt ClaudiaClaudia T. Schmitt, Managing Director of the Center for a Sustainable University, Universität Hamburg

Dr. Claudia T. Schmitt is managing director and scientific coordinator of the Center for a Sustainable University at Universität Hamburg and initiated the German HOCH-N-project: “Sustainability at Higher Education Institutions: develop – network – report“. She is involved in research on organizational psychology, value-based behavior, and innovation processes. Claudia Schmitt is board member of the Hamburg Climate Week, deputy manager of the EU-funded project CHAMPP and in the team lead for implementing education for sustainable development at higher education institutions in Hamburg. She is editor of a book on Psychology and Sustainable Development to be published in 2018 and was initiator and chief executive officer of the 1. Hamburg Sustainable Development Summit (2017). Her main interests of research and application are: transformational leadership and governance; communication and language matters for sustainability processes; sustainability- and innovation-oriented organizational and human resource development.

 

Jane SingerJane Singer, Associate Professor, Kyoto University

Jane Singer is associate professor at the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Japan. She has a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University in New York and a PhD from Kyoto University, focusing on development-forced displacement and resettlement. Her principal research focus is migration and displacement, with recent research investigating dam-displaced ethnic minority communities in Vietnam and community resilience for government-sponsored transmigrants in Sumatra, Indonesia. Her other main research topic is campus sustainability and tertiary education for sustainability. Recent co-edited publications include Global Implications of Development, Disasters and Climate Change (with Susanna Price, 2016); Education for Sustainability in Japan (with Tracey Gannon, Fumiko Noguchi and Yoko Mochizuki, 2017); and Risks and Responsibilities for Displacement and Resettlement (with Susanna Price, in press), all from Routledge.

 

fileChristian Solli, Environmental Advisor, NTNU 

Christian Solli works  as an environmental advisor in the property department of NTNU. Responsibilities include coordination and development of NTNUs internal environmental action plan as well as monitoring and reporting of the university footprint. Christian has a background within Life Cycle Assessment from the Industrial Ecology Program at NTNU, and he co-founded the environmental consultancy MiSA, which later became part of the multidisciplinary advisory firm Asplan Viak.

 

Giulia SonettiGiulia Sonetti, Sustainability Manager, Politecnico di Torino

Giulia Sonetti is sustainability manager and co-funder of the Green Team of Politecnico di Torino, while being a multidisciplinary research fellow currently appointed at the Interuniversity Department of Regional & Urban Studies and Planning (Turin, Italy). After earning the titles of chartered architect and energy manager, she worked as life cycle assessor for the built environment at the Italian National Agency for Alternatives Energy Sources (ENEA). She also worked as sustainability consultant in Salerno, Barcelona and Seville, and then completed her education with a MSc in Renewable Energy at the University of Nottingham and a PhD in Environment and Territory at Politecnico di Torino. She has been visiting researcher at the University of Hokkaido (JP), the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH), the University of Cambridge (UK), the Barcelona Super Computing Centre (ESP) and the The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art of Copenhagen (DK), while being organiser, speaker and facilitator in several shared-science and multi-stakeholder workshops around the world. She is and has been involved in the writing and implementation phases of many national, EU and international research projects about interdisciplinary approaches, university campus sustainability management and socio-technical energy pathways towards a post carbon society.

 

LinLin Stevenson, Senior Manager, Sustainability, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Lin Stevenson has been working at RMIT University for over eight years, having previously worked in various UK local government sustainability roles. As the Senior Manager, Sustainability and Deputy Chair of the RMIT Sustainability Committee she leads a team which provides strategic advice to the executive and the wider community on sustainable management of assets and operations. Based within the Property Services Group, responsibilities include strategy development, project coordination, infrastructure planning, reporting, partnership development and communication to enhance the University's profile as a sustainable organisation. Lin is also a Board member of Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) an organisation which aims to inspire, promote and support change towards best practice sustainability within the tertiary education sector.

 

PerPer Sunnergren, Program Manager, Johanneberg Science Park

Per got his PhD at University of Gothenburg 1998 in the field of theoretical atomic physics where he studied quantum electrodynamical effects in highly charged ions. He then spent 15 years in industry working with technology development, innovation processes and as a product manager. In the last 4 years his job focus has been within the area of developing open triple-helix based test beds in the automotive and cleantech domains. Since mid 2017 he has a position at Johanneberg Science Park as program manager for the Chalmers program Five Star Campus. The program aims at facilitating the creation of new innovative living lab projects on campus and by that enhance the possibilities for Chalmers to take on global challenges and bring knowledge closer to the society, as well as bring the society closer to the university. Five Star Campus also strives to actively visualize and communicate sustainability research and projects initiated in the campus areas.

 

Nigmet UzalNigmet Uzal, Associate Professor, Abdullah Gul University

Visiting Scholar, Georgia Institute of Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2013- PhD. : Middle East Technical University, Ankara Department of Environmental Engineering. Thesis: Recovery and Reuse of Indigo Dyeing Wastewater Using Membrane Technology (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Ulku Yetis, Co-Advisor: Prof. Dr. Levent Yilmaz) November 2007. M.Sc. : Middle East Technical University, Ankara Department of Environmental Engineering. Thesis:“Sequential Biological (Anaerobic/Aerobic) Treatment of Malt Whisky Wastewater” (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Göksel. N. Demirer, Co-Advisor: Prof. Dr. Celal F. Gokcay) August 2001. B.S. : Mersin University, Mersin Department of Environmental Engineering June 1997.

 

Dano WeisbordDano Weisbord, Director of Sustainability and Campus Planning, Smith College

Dano is the Director of Sustainability and Campus Planning at Smith College in Northampton, MA. He has developed strategic long range plans to enable a blended approach to sustainable operation and education. Dano has fostered integration of operational problem solving with academic programs including Environmental Science and Policy, the Picker Engineering Program and the Center for the Environment, Ecological Design and Sustainability. He has initiated a campus planning function to develop and strategically align long-term projects such asInitiated a campus planning function to develop and strategically align long-term projects such asteaching and learning spaces, campus landscape and energy infrastructure. 

 

KassahunKassahun Weldemariam, Doctoral Researcher, University of Gothenburg

Kassahun Weldemariam is a doctoral researcher at the University of Gothenburg, Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies. His area of research is Sustainability Education at large and Early Childhood Education for Sustainability (ECEfS) in particular. Theoretically, his research is framed within the New Materialism/Posthumanism framework which challenges the fundamental ontological and epistemological assumption that grants agency and subjectivity solely to the humans. Kassahun's study is based on a critical view on the well-reputed human-centered/child-centred approach to sustainability within early childhood and is aimed at exploring possibilities to reconfigure sustainability from a more-than-human perspective and its significant relationship with humans. The study argues that this ontological turn has the potential for opening up possibilities for different ways of being and knowing that pave the way towards a “sustainable” world. Methodologically, the study is guided by post-qualitative inquiry which is introduced as a critique (its emphasis on language and representation) to the conventional/humanist approach to qualitative research.

  

WOLFF ImagePaul Wolff, Project Manager, MIT 

Paul is a life-long maker, with a variety of experiences working in the non-profit, corporate and higher education sectors and as a free-lance artist and scholar. Recent inventions include the Duct Dawgs; dog-shaped mannequins, made from metal HVAC ductwork, that illustrate building science principles, and the How-to-Build Better Exhibit, a large-scale, multi-media art display, deployed in shopping malls in Long Island (NY), in an effort to illustrate sustainability-related products, technologies, materials and construction methods, and their potential environmental impacts. Paul earned a Master of Architecture Degree from Harvard University and recently received a Doctor of Education Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he explored the similarities and differences of physical and virtual place making, and the extent to which the approach may impact the learning experience for students and/or the shape of learning spaces in the future. He is passionate about mentoring first-generation college students, the challenge making learning “stick,” and in exploring new ways to make scholarship more accessible