Organising committee

Sustainability assessments for the low-carbon economy

Organising committee

Prof. Steven Van Passel (University of Antwerp), dr. Tine Compernolle (University of Antwerp), Prof. dr. Johan Springael (University of Antwerp), Prof. dr. Pieter Billen (University of Antwerp), Prof. dr. Amaryllis Audenaert, dr. Jan Cools (IMDO, University of Antwerp), dr. Michele Moretti (University of Antwerp), dr. Gwenny Thomassen (University of Antwerp), dr. Matti Buyle (University of Antwerp), dr. Kevin Milis (University of Antwerp)

Prof. Robert Malina (Hasselt University), Prof. Sebastien Lizin (Hasselt University), Prof. Tom Kuppens (Hasselt University)

Prof. Karel Van Acker (KU Leuven)

dr. Miet Van Dael (VITO)

Steven Van Passel

Instructor: Prof. Steven Van Passel

Prof. dr. Steven Van Passel is professor Environmental Economics at the University of Antwerp. His research concentrates on the economic and sustainability assessment of clean technology and agricultural systems and on the interaction between economy, technology and ecology. As an environmental economist, he is interested in conceptual and methodological aspects of assessing sustainability, the valuation of environmental and energy technologies and the economic impact of climate change. More information can be found on his website

 

Intructor Robert Malina

Instructor: Prof. Robert Malina

Dr. Robert Malina is Professor (Hoogleraar) for Environmental Economics at Hasselt University, Vice Director of the Center for Environmental Sciences at U Hasselt, and a Research Affiliate in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His research interests are centered on quantitative analyses in the fields of environmental, energy and transportation economics, with a particular focus on holistic techno-economic analyses.

 

Instructor: Prof. Johan Springael

Instructor: Prof. Johan Springael

Prof.Dr. Johan Springael is professor Operations Research and presently chair of the Engineering Management department at the University of Antwerp. His research concentrates on optimization problems and decision problems involving multiple criteria and/or decision makers in different settings. As a former theoretical physicist, he is interested in the formal techniques supporting the aforementioned methods.

 

Instructor: dr. Achille-B. Laurent

Instructor: dr. Achille-B. Laurent

Achille-B. Laurent is a doctor in industrial engineer who developed a support decision tool based on life cycle assessment with the aim to integrate environmental criteria in strategic decisions. He is back in Europe after 10 years in Canada, where he studied and worked on the value chain of biomass, as products or energy. As a next step in his professional career, he joined the sustainable bio-based materials research group at Maastricht University. He holds a postdoc position on Life Cycle Assessment and continues the research he developed during his thesis with applications in the (bio) chemical industry.

 

Instructor: Prof. Kuno Huisman

Instructor: Prof. Kuno Huisman

Kuno Huisman is part-time full professor of decision making under uncertainty at Tilburg University where he teaches courses on professional skills and investment under uncertainty. Next to that he is heading the Decision Support team of ASML, where he supports executive management in making high quality decisions. Kuno beliefs that decision quality can assist individuals and institutions to make better decisions that will lead more often to desired outcomes. Kuno has worked as a quantitative consultant at CQM for 10 years before joining the Decision Support team of ASML. Kuno earned the Strategic Decision and Risk Management Certificate from the Stanford Center for Professional Development. Kuno has a Ph.D. and master degree in Operations Research from Tilburg University. 

 

Instructor: Prof. Karel Van Acker

Instructor: Prof. Karel Van Acker

Prof. dr. ir. Karel Van Acker is professor in Circular Economy at KU Leuven with a joint mandate at the the department of Materials Engineering (faculty of Engineering Sciences) and at the Centre for Economics and Corporate Sustainability (faculty of Business and Economics). His research is on developing strategies to realize the circular economy (CE) and on sustainability assessments of these CE strategies, including amongst others recycling, materials substitution, sharing economy. Karel holds a PhD in Materials Science and has been for 12 years coordinator of the KU Leuven Materials Research Centre.  He also leads the policy research centre “Circular economy” for the Flemish government and currently is the chairman of the Sustainability Council of KU Leuven.