Mélanie's research focuses on the relationship between industry and environmental sustainability at various levels, from resource efficiency in manufacturing operations to technology roadmapping for strategic planning. The aim of her research is to develop tools and methods to help companies transition towards more eco-efficient and circular industrial systems.
Title: Manufacturing strategies and practices for eco-efficient and circular industrial systems
The external pressures to tackle environmental issues, such as climate change, are pushing governments and organisations to formulate ambitious environmental goals and strategies. Some companies have adopted greener approaches like eco-efficiency and circularity to reduce their impacts on the planet. However, these approaches are often considered as add-ons to business-as-usual and their implementation is still the exception rather than the norm. In this lecture, we will look at industrial systems through the lens of sustainable development and translate sustainability concepts into sustainable manufacturing practices. We will explore how new technologies can help us sense what humans cannot to unlock new levels of performance. Finally, we will discuss how to shift from "doing less bad" to "doing more good" for a more positive outlook on the future.
24 August, 2021, 09:00
24 August, 2021, 10:00