Expertise/interests: LCA, food production, feedstock cycles, innovative technology, product design
I’ve been with CE Delft’s Supply Chain Analysis sector March 2019, where I’m involved mainly in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of a broad range of product and services. As part of the core team working on food supply chains, I contribute to all kinds of analyses in the realm of sustainable food production and consumption, from company footprints to methodological reviews and strategic advice to government. What I enjoy most of all are LCAs on innovative production processes (like cultured meat, for example) and closed-loop feedstock cycles.
During my bachelor’s in Engineering, Design and Innovation (BEng) I worked on product design and manufacture. This I supplemented with a theoretical grounding and critical analytical skills during my master’s in Industrial Ecology (MSc) at Delft Technological University and Leiden University, where I graduated with a thesis on an LCA of tempeh production in Indonesia. These studies allowed me to develop a systems perspective, honed through practical experience as well as a deeper grasp of theoretical issues – an essential combination for getting to grips with tough sustainability issues.
In my work at CE Delft I hope to improve our knowledge base to help speed up sustainable transitions and, of course, to keep on learning in this magnificent field of work.