Dr Alejandro Gallego Schmid works as a Lecturer in Circular Economy and Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment at the Department of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester. He is part of Tyndall Manchester - an interdisciplinary team working on relevant research on climate change sustainability, where he works identifying sustainable solutions for industrial, water and energy systems on a life cycle and circular economy basis, taking into account economic, environmental and social aspects. Alejandro holds a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science, a MEng in Environmental Engineering and obtained his PhD in Chemical and Environmental Engineering with First Class (Honours) cum laude.
Alejandro's research experience, both in industry and academia, has been focus on:
- Life cycle assessment (LCA)
- Social sustainability assessment
- Multi-criteria decision analysis
His current research is focused on the development of circular economy indicators and the assessment of the circularity and sustainability of energy generation and water use in developing countries.
Dr Gallego Schmid has published more than 40 scientific articles in international journals, have given more than 20 oral presentations in national and international conferences and Universities, has been awarded three research fellowships and participated as Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator in 15 national and international scientific projects. He has been part of the scientific committee and session chair in several national and international conferences (e.g. VIII International Conference of Life Cycle Assessment in Latin America). His research work has been published in high impact factor journals (Q1) like Journal of Cleaner Production, Resource Conservation Recycling, Applied Energy, Water Research among others.
Alejandro has been a visiting fellow at the Universities of Girona and Almeria (Spain), is an associate member of The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), associate fellow of The Higher Education Academy (AFHEA), an associate member of The United Nations Life Cycle Assessment Initiative, editor of a Special Issue in Resources, Conservation and Recycling, co-founder of the LCA for Circular Economy Plastics network, elected member of the IChemE Energy Centre Leadership Forum and leader of the Sustainable Communities and Infrastructure theme group of the Manchester African Research Network at the University of Manchester.