Dr Alejandro Gallego Schmid

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Dr. Alejandro Gallego Schmid has a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science (years 1997-2001), a MEng (Hons) Degree in Environmental Engineering (years 2001-2004) and obtained his PhD in Chemical and Environmental Engineering with First Class (Honours) cum laude (years 2004-2008). Dr. Gallego has published 19 scientific articles with 230 citations (complete list in https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alejandro_Gallego_Schmid), contributed to 18 national and international conferences and participated as PI and co-I in 12 national and international scientific projects. Dr Gallego has worked also as an Environmental Engineer and Sustainability Research and Development Manager in a sector leader multinational industrial company (Cosentino S.A.; years 2009-2014). Since November 2014, Dr. Gallego started his post- part of PhD research experience as part of Sustainable Industrial Systems group in the University of Manchester, co-supervising also PhD students and being involved in administrative and teaching activities. Dr. Gallego has won three competitive fellowships (success ratio 1:35) and his work in sustainability is recognised internationally. He has been invited as a guest lecturer to several seminars and courses in Spain, Chile and the UK and he is regularly asked to review papers for leading journals related with life cycle approach, sustainable energy and new technologies. 

Dr. Galllego research interest are focus in life cycle assessment (LCA), carbon footprint, eco-design, circular economy and global change.

External positions

Cosentino S.A.

Feb 2010Oct 2014

Postdoctoral Researcher University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

Jan 2009Jan 2010

Areas of expertise

  • TP Chemical technology - LCA, Carbon footprint, Circular economy, Eco-design, Global change, Life cycle assessment, Sustainability, Sustainable Development

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Education / academic qualifications

  • 2008 - Doctor of Engineering, “Spatial differentiation in Life Cycle Assessment methodology: Development of regional factors for aquatic and terrestrial eutrophication”. , University of Santiago de Compostela (2004 - 2008)
  • 2004 - Master of Engineering, MEng in Environmental Engineering (2001 - 2004)
  • 2001 - Bachelor of Science, BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science (1997 - 2001)

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