Adisa Azapagic, MBE FREng FIChemE FRSC

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Sustainable Industrial Systems

Biography

Adisa holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Environmental Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Environmental Systems Analysis. She is Professor of Sustainable Chemical Engineering in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science. She heads Sustainable Industrial Systems, an internationally-leading research group applying principles of sustainable development and life cycle thinking in industrial practice. Her research interests include sustainable production and consumption, life cycle sustainability assessment and corporate sustainability. She is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Sustainable Production and Consumption published by Elsevier. She is also Editor-in-Chief of Process Safety and Environmental Protection, also published by Elsevier.

Adisa has held a number of fellowships and honorary appointments, some of which include fellowships from the Royal Academy of Engineering, UNESCO and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). She was awarded the IChemE Award for Outstanding Achievements in Chemical and Process Engineering in 2010 and the GSK/CIA Innovation Award in 2011 for masterminding the CCaLC carbon footprinting tool for industry (www.ccalc.org.uk). In 2020 she was appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for her services to sustainability and carbon footprinting. For more information, visit www.sustainable-systems.org.uk

Research interests

Adisa's research interests include sustainable production and consumption, life cycle sustainability assessment and corporate sustainability. She has over 200 publications in these areas of interest, including three books.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Energy
  • Energy
  • Digital Futures
  • Manchester Environmental Research Institute

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