Mahdi Ikhlayel

Environmental Sustainability Researcher

Ph.D., Sustainability Science (The University of Tokyo)


Researcher, Ritsumeikan University, 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.

Senior Consultant, Cimbria Consulting, Texas, U.S. (Profile)


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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. He is currently an Assistant Researcher at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan, and a Senior Consultant at Cimbria Consulting, Texas, U.S. He has further been involved in academia since 2017 as an independent Sustainability Researcher, being working on several research projects. Additionally, 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 six other journals as well a reviewer for some textbooks. Since May 2017, he has reviewed 90+ 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 ...


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LATEST NEWS & UPDATES

[September 12th, 2019] Received on September 13, 2018, two peer-review awards by publons: (1) “Top Reviewer for Environment/Ecology” and (2) “Top Reviewer for Engineering.”


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[August 4th, 2019] My talk and workshop on electric cars at JEEIT 2019, Amman, Jordan in April 2019, IEEE Jordan International Joint Conference on Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (JEEIT 2019): I was invited by the 2019 IEEE Jordan International Joint Conference on Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (JEEIT 2019) to deliver a talk and a 6-hour workshop on Electric Cars held in Amman, Jordan, April 8th-11th, 2019.

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FEATURED NEWS

[May 15, 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

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[April 26, 2018] Received five rewarding certificates for my contributions to the peer reviews process for three journals published by Elsevier (Journal of Cleaner Production, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, and Journal of Environmental Management) for my contributions during 2017.


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Member of: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Young Professionals, IEEE Power & Energy Society, International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), International Waste Working Group (IWWG), Jordan Engineers Association (JEA), and Xinova Network.

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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.
August 4, 2018
Amman

[NEWS & Updates] My talk and workshop on electric cars at JEEIT 2019, Amman, Jordan in April 2019, IEEE Jordan International Joint Conference on Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (JEEIT 2019)

I was invited by the 2019 IEEE Jordan International Joint Conference on Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (JEEIT 2019) to deliver a talk and a 6-hour workshop on Electric Cars held in Amman, Jordan, April 8th-11th, 2019. JEEIT 2019 is the joint conference organized by IEEE – Jordan Section, Jordan Engineers Association, and Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan. JEEIT 2019 merges the following three conferences. The 5th IEEE Jordan Conference on Applied Electrical Engineering and Computing Technologies (AEECT 2019). The 11th Jordanian Int’l Electrical and Electronic Engineering Conference (JIEEEC 2019). The 9th Int’l Conference on Information Technology (ICIT 2019). My talk and workshop will be on the environmental impacts of Electric Cars with comparison to the traditional cars, the life cycle assessment (LCA) theory and approach in evaluating the entire life cycle of those types of cars from mining to end-of-life, how to assess their environmental performance and how LCA can be used to enhance the development of the technology for environmental and sustainable perspectives as will discussion on the materials involved. Further, the talk will address the electronic components of those cars and the electricity used from an environmental aspect. This would be a unique discussion from an LCA perspective especial in the MEN region (the Middle East and North Africa). I am also pleased to participate and to contribute to the joint conference as an 8-year member of IEEE, international and as a member of the Jordan Engineers Association. Update 1, Friday, August 31, 2018: The talk and the workshop content is now available at https://jeeit.net/tutorial-workshops. More details on the joint Conference and the registration information are available here: http://www.jeeit.net. Further info and details on my talk and the workshop program will be expected to be available shortly on my website at www.mahdi.ikhlayel.com. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any […]
June 15, 2018
Cimbria Consulting, LLC

Joined Cimbria Consulting

I have joined Cimbria Consulting, Texas, U.S., as a Senior Consultant, a sister company of Cimbria Capital (http://www.cimbriacapital.com). Find out more here. Cimbria Consulting, LLC website: http://cimbria-consulting.com.
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

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Core expertise

Environmental impact assessment; life cycle assessment; social life cycle assessment; emission reduction; waste management; electronic and hazardous waste; recycling; energy; material and substance flow analysis; inventory analysis; environmental policies; integrated environmental management approaches; stakeholder engagement; scenario development and evaluation; and sustainability.

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