Instructing and Coaching (latest activities)

Life Cycle Assessment Seminars


September 10th, 2018: I will teach an LCA class 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 LCI data; (4) practical case studies with GaBi ts, SimaPro, and Open LCA; and (5) how to get started with these LCA software. The class includes assignments and home projects.

April 8, 21018: I was invited by the organizers of the joint conference on electrical engineering and information technology (JEEIT 2019), Amman, Jordan to deliver 6 hours talk and workshop entitled “Life cycle assessment of electric cars: measuring and assessing the environmental performance.” Read more.


  • Invited by the Graduate Education Program of United Nations University’s Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, Tokyo, Japan on January 16, 2017, to give a 4-hour lecture. The lecture was on life cycle assessment (LCA) theory and applications as well as LCA practice using the SimaPro software. It took place as part of a regular graduate course on ‘Sustainable Bio-production and Ecosystems Management’ for 13 graduates and post-graduate students from 11 countries.
  • I organized a two-hour seminar on November 19, 2016, delivered at in Tsukuba City, Japan. Twelve participants attended, including two undergraduate students, four graduate students, and four researchers (two from the University of Tsukuba and two from the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization in Tsukuba City). The seminar aimed to provide an overview of the LCA method and its applications and how it is utilized in the literature.


  • I coached several Master’s students in the GPSS-GLI program at the University of Tokyo, Japan, for the weekly seminars between October 2013 and September 2016. Since the program assigns each Master’s student to a doctoral student, I had a chance to coach those students in a multidisciplinary research environment individually, each for her or his research topic.