Keynote Speakers

Sangwon Suh

Sangwon Suh is professor in industrial ecology and director of the CLiCC Program, a university-industry partnership for understanding chemicals' environmental and human health implications. Professor Suh was trained as an environmental engineer and earned his PhD in industrial ecology at Leiden University in the Netherlands. His research focuses on the sustainability of the human-nature complexity through understanding materials and energy exchanges between them. Over the past twenty years, he contributed to the theoretical foundations and practical applications of life cycle assessment (LCA) and industrial ecology. Professor Suh was appointed as a member of the International Resource Panel (IRP) by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and served as the Coordinating Lead Author of the Assessment Report 5 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He received the McKnight Land-Grant Professorship, Leontief Memorial Prize and the Richard Stone Prize, the Robert A. Laudise Medal and Distinguished Teaching Award.


Maurizio Cellura

Prof. Maurizio Cellura is full professor of Building physics and energy systems since 2011 at the University of Palermo, his scientific activity is mainly oriented towards energy and environmental topics, with focus on energy efficiency in buildings, technologies powered by renewable energy and decarbonization strategies of systems and processes. His experience on international level on building science and LCA is clarified by the participation to many International Energy Agency work groups.
Since 2013 he is member of the Consultation Board of MIUR for Horizon 2020, Challenge "Secure, clean, and efficient energy", since 2014 he is representative for the University of Palermo of the "Sustainable Solutions Development Network", agency of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), since 2015 he was President of the Italian LCA Network Association. Since June 2014, he is coordinator of the Ph.D. course in "Energy and information Technologies" at the University of Palermo. Since December 2015 he is member of the Scientific Council of the University of Palermo.
He is also author of more than 280 publications in the fields of LCA, multicriteria decision making, industrial ecology, energy efficiency in buildings and building simulation.