Circular Economy Lab



Each member of the team has a UCL Research profile accessible via clicking on their name, and a departmental/insitute profile listed below.






Dr Teresa Domenech

Institute for Sustainable Resources (Bartlett)

sustainable resources, industrial symbiosis, sustainable manufacturing

Dr Ben Croxford

Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (Bartlett)

built environment design and engineering issues around circular economy

Professor Julia Stegemann

CEGE (Engineering)

resource efficiency, environmental technologies, return of industrial by-products and residual waste to the resource loop

Dr Aiduan Borrion

CEGE (Engineering)

infrastructure and sustainability, with a focus on AD (anaerobic digestion)

Affiliated Academics


Professor Raimund Bleischwitz

Institute for Sustainable Resources (Bartlett)

circular economy, resource efficiency, China, eco-innovation

Professor Mark Miodownik

Institute of Making (Engineering)

Materials research and engineering

Professor Paul Ekins

Institute for Sustainable Resources (Bartlett)

Resources and environmental policy

Dr Joanna Williams

Bartlett School of Planning

Circular Cities Hub

Professor Yvonne Rydin

Bartlett School of Planning

Governing for urban sustainability

Affiliated People


Dr Charlotte Johnson ,


Researcher, has also been doing work including Anaerobic Digesters also, see here for R-Urban Wick pages

Richard Hind

Ex- UCL School of Construction and Project Management

Was a teaching fellow in Materials and Built Asset Management, teaching on the BSc Project Management for Construction with strong interests in sustainable resource use in construction.

Dr Stijn van Ewijk


His PhD was joint supervised by Dr Julia Stegemann, and Professor Paul Ekins, studying waste resources and environmental sustainability, particularly focussing on paper. See his blog here for more information

Dr Colin Rose


His PhD had as primary supervisor, Dr Julia Stegemann, developing systems for reuse of building components from demolition, to retain their embedded value. (EPSRC/Poplar HARCA/Tower Hamlets)

Nino Jordan


Investigating Lobbying and Environmental Regulation, linked to RECREATE project supporting H2020 Challenge 5: Climate Action, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials of the EU. His work is also looking to score resource use more info here .

Miguel Casas Arredondo


His PhD with Ben Croxford as first and Teresa Domenech as second supervisor, looking at how to make office defits and refits more circular, working with UCL Estates sustainability team and focussing on SKA ratings.

Rukayya Ibrahim


Biofuels from Agricultural Residues (Stegemann/Borrion) Petroleum Development Fund

Dr Kell Jones


EngD on Using Unconventional Materials in the Built Environment (Stegemann) EPSRC/Expedition Engineering

Konstantina Koutita


PhD Candidate, Circular Algal Systems for Ship Emissions Reduction (Stegemann/Smith)

Sinan Kalaz


PhD Candidate, Circular Algal Systems for Ship Emissions Reduction (Stegemann/Smith)

Lijian Leng


PhD Candidate, Reclaiming Phosphorus from Biomass Ash (Stegemann/Bogush) CSC Scholarship

Sabrina Peters


PhD Candidate, Implications of Contamination for "End-of-Waste" Status (Stegemann) EPSRC