Research Skills

List of Key Skills

Personal Skills:

  • Critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, leadership, readiness.
  • Creativity, adaptability, and tenacity.
  • Communication, time management, goal orientation, responsibility, and initiative.

Educational Skills:

  • Profound academic writing, publishing, editing, and reviewing skills.
  • Academic supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Innovative teaching skills utilizing modern and innovative IT technologies.

Research skills:

  • Exceptional skills in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and its software and Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) databases with GaBi ts, SimaPro, open LCA, MiLCA, ecoinvent, and other LCI databases.
  • Extensive knowledge and use of the popular LCI databases (e.g., GaBi databases, IDEA, ecoinvent, Agri-footprint, ELCD, Social Hotspots, and LC-Inventories.ch).
  • Social Life Cycle Assessment (S-LCA).
  • System process modeling & Scenario development.
  • Chemical process modeling, simulation, and optimization with Aspen Plus.
  • Statistical analysis.
  • In-depth literature analysis wit Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA) with Nvivo, MAXQDA, and ATLAS.ti.
  • Scenario development, modeling, simulation, analysis, and evaluation.
  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  • Data visualization.
  • Material Flow Analysis (MFA).
  • Substance Flow Analysis (SFA).
  • Renewable energy.
  • Environmental policy, Sustainable.
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Sustainability science and transdisciplinary research skills.
  • Development of integrated and holistic waste management systems: municipal solid waste, e-waste, disaster waste, and hazardous waste management.
  • Development of sustainability indicators.
  • Climate change mitigation: analysis and coping strategies.
  • Sustainability assessment.
  • Technology evaluation (environmental and economic perspectives).
  • Total Material Requirement (TMR).
  • 3R (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle).
  • Intensive knowledge & Skills of a wide range of Information Technology.

 Full proficiency in the essential academic software & tools, including advanced levels on Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint

SUMMARY

Key Expertise and Skills

Overall, my research work is on multidisciplinary research themes and projects. Nevertheless, I am specialized in environmental impact assessment, particularly in the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) with 8+ years of experience and practice. Including a wide range of industry-leading software such as GoBi t’s, SimaPro, and openLCA. I also hold expert knowledge and acquaintance with most of the available life cycle impact assessment databases. Equally well, LCA modeling approaches, inventory data generation, and prediction, etc.

I am as well specialized in urban environmental resource management, integrated approaches in sustainability science, and life-cycle thinking. Another central function of my expertise is Material Flow Analysis (MFA), inventory analysis, scenario development, and scenario evaluation. Besides, technological evaluation of the environmental performance of new technologies; including process modeling, simulation, and optimization.

Peer-reviews Activities (Journal reviews)

I have reviewed 125+ peer-reviewed journal article for 10+ journals. Journals such as the Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Environmental Management, and Resources, Conservation and Recycling. I have also reviewed textbooks and textbooks proposals, e.g., for Elsevier, John Wiley & Sons and the International Journal of Environmental Studies.

Software Skills

I utilize a variety of software for my research work for data analysis, modeling, simulation, and other purposes. Below are the major tools that I use and have expert knowledge with.

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

Math; Statistics; Data Analysis; and Data Visualization

Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA)

Material Flow Analysis (MFA)

Chemical Process Development & Simulation

Integrated Waste Management (IWM)

Web Development (Languages, Server OS, Platforms, etc).

Operating Systems (OS)

Networks simulation, behavior & performance.