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Mahdi Ikhlayel

Academic Researcher, Ph.D.


Chemical Systems Engineering Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University.


ABOUT

Since graduating his Ph.D. from The University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, Mahdi worked as a Sustainability Consultant and Researcher and as a Project Consultant in Japan as well an Assistant Researcher at Ritsumeikan University. He is currently a Researcher at Tohoku University, Department of Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering (Chemical System Engineering Laboratory). He has been a volunteer reviewer since May 2017 for reputable and influential peer-reviewed international journals such as the Journal of Cleaner Production; the Journal of Environmental Management; Resources, Conservation and Recycling journal; and nine other journals as well a reviewer for some textbooks. Since 2017, he has reviewed 110+ peer-received articles and received several reviewers awards. He is a specialist in urban environmental resource management and life cycle assessment; while he also has a keen interest in multi-disciplinary research, including interdisciplinary sustainability science research and how to obtain “win-win” solutions to today’s most complex environmental issues such as resource use and energy. Prior to completing his Ph.D., he completed his master’s degree at the Graduate School of Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan. He also holds four additional educational certificates: Environmental Diplomatic Leader Educational Program (University of Tsukuba), Japan Global 30 Waste Management Expert Course (University of Tsukuba), International Collaborative Environmental Program (University of Tsukuba), and Graduate Program in Sustainability Science – Global Leadership Initiative (GPSS-GLI; The University of Tokyo). In October 2013, he was awarded the GPSS-GLI Fellowship by The University of Tokyo to carry out his doctoral research at The University of Tokyo.

Updates & News

February 4, 2019

Joined Tohoku University

Joined Tohoku University as a Researcher at the Chemical Systems Engineering Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering. Laboratory:http://www.che.tohoku.ac.jp/~sis/index.html
January 9, 2019

Presenting on circular economy at the 14th Meeting of the Institute of Life Cycle Assessment at Kyushu University, Japan (March 7th, 2019)

I’ll attend the 14th Meeting of the Institute of Life Cycle Assessment at Kyushu University, Japan on March 5th-7th, 2019. I’ll present on the 7th the research entitled “Indicators to measure the progress of circular economy considering life-cycle assessment perspectives”. This research explores three major concepts of Circular Economy (CE): the economic, environmental, and social aspects and synthesizing the relationship between them. It aims to (1) review and classify the CE aspects and key concepts in the literature through Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA) of the articles published on CE, including the various CE definitions; and (2) classify CE indicators to measure how close or far countries and industries are from the transition to CE. Homepage: http://www.ilcaj.org/meeting/14th/index.html
September 13, 2018

Received two peer-review awards by Publons

Received on September 13, 2018, two peer-review awards by publons: (1) “Top Reviewer for Environment/Ecology” and (2) “Top Reviewer for Engineering.” Publons award’s page is available at https://publons.com/community/awards/peer-review-awards-2018
September 6, 2018

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) class at Ritsumeikan University

My class on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), entitled “Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Comprehensive Class: Theory, Software, and Data” will start on September 10th  at Ritsumeikan University, College of Science and Engineering, Department of Environmental Systems Engineering, for undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students. It is a comprehensive LCA class that covers (1) the LCA method, the theory, and the approach; (2) The Life Cycle Impact Assessment Methods; (3) the Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) data; and (4) practical case studies on LCA software.
June 15, 2018

Joined Ritsumeikan University

I have joined Ritsumeikan University as an Assistant Researcher. I belong to College of Science and Engineering, Department of Environmental Systems Engineering, the Laboratory of Resource Circulation and Recycling Systems and the Sustainable Resource and Waste Management Laboratory. Shiga, Japan. Ritsumeikan University The Laboratory of Resource Circulation and Recycling Systems. The Sustainable Resource and Waste Management Laboratory.
May 13, 2018

Website resesigned

The website was redesigned featuring a more modern and flat design. The new design focused on readability, navigation, content, and better presentation on mobile devices. Please feel free to send me feedback.
May 5, 2018

My article “An integrated approach to establish e-waste management systems for developing countries” appeared as one of the “Most Downloaded Journal of Cleaner Production Articles” by the Journal of Cleaner Production” within the past 90 days

My article “An integrated approach to establish e-waste management systems for developing countries” appeared as one of the “Most Downloaded Journal of Cleaner Production Articles” by the Journal of Cleaner Production” within the past 90 days as of Saturday, May 5, 2018 (last update) Article URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652617321315 The Most Downloaded Journal of Cleaner Production Articles URL: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-cleaner-production/most-downloaded-articles
April 29, 2018

Received five rewarding certificates from three journals published by Elsevier

I have received on April 26, 2018, five rewarding certificates for my contributions to the peer review process for three journals published by Elsevier during 2017. The certificates as below: Title: Recognized Reviewer Journal: Journal of Cleaner Production May 2017 Title: Outstanding Reviewer Journal of Cleaner Production June 2017 Title: Recognized Reviewer Journal: Resources, Conservation & Recycling August 2017 Title: Outstanding Reviewer Journal: Journal of Environmental Management December 2017 Title: Recognized Reviewer Journal: Journal of Environmental Management December 2017 My full peer-reviewed records and reviewing activities for several journals are available on my verified Publons profile.
February 6, 2018

Free downloads (Full text/ 50 days’ free access) of my article “Development of management systems for sustainable municipal solid waste in developing countries: a systematic life cycle thinking approach available”

Free downloads (Full text/ 50 days’ free access) of my article “Development of management systems for sustainable municipal solid waste in developing countries: a systematic life cycle thinking approach” are now available at https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1WWIG3QCo9Q~pp
February 6, 2018

A new article “Development of management systems for sustainable municipal solid waste in developing countries: a systematic life cycle thinking approach” was published in the Journal of Cleaner Production

A new article entitled “Development of management systems for sustainable municipal solid waste in developing countries: a systematic life cycle thinking approach” was published in the Journal of Cleaner Production. 50 days’ free access (full-text download) is available here.
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