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Philip NUSS

Philip Nuss works as a scientific officer at the JRC's Sustainable Resources Directorate. At the JRC, Philip supports European Commission projects related to raw materials and life cycle assessment (LCA).

Before joining the JRC, Philip worked as a postdoctoral associate and lecturer at the Yale Center for Industrial Ecology in the United States, focusing on resource criticality and supply chain network analysis. He also taught courses on LCA at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (2012-2015). Philip studied chemistry in Germany (Kiel University, 2001-2007) and Earth & Environmental Sciences in the United States (University of New Hampshire, 2008-2012). Philip’s doctoral research focused on the use of LCA to assess the environmental implications of alternative waste management systems and green chemistry processes in the U.S. Northeast.


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Selected Reports and Reviews:

  • Vidal-Legaz B., Mancini L., Blengini G.A., Pavel C., Marmier A., Blagoeva D., Latunussa C., Nuss P., Dewulf J., Nita V., Kayam Y., Manfredi S., Magyar A., Dias P., Baranzelli C., Tzimas E., Pennington D. (2016). EU Raw Materials Scoreboard, European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials, Heymans L. and Millet P. (Eds.), EU Book Shop, ISBN: 978-92-79-49478-9.
  • Nuss P. (2016): Book review of “Thanatia: The Destiny of the Earth’s Mineral Resources: A Thermodynamic Cradle-to-Cradle Assessment” by Antonio Valero Capilla and Alicia Valero Delgado, J. Ind. Ecol.
  • Nuss P. (2015): Book review of Life Cycle Assessment Handbook: A Guide for Environmentally Sustainable Products by Mary Ann Curran, J. Ind. Ecol. DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12217.
  • Nuss P. and Lifset R.J. (2014): A definition of Life Cycle Assessment, Dictionary of Energy, Cleveland C.J. and Morris C. (eds), Elsevier Science Dictionary. Abdu N., Ako R., Backhaus J., Bergset L., Bezerra J., Bobojonov I., Borges V., Cakirli Akyüz N., Callo-Concha D., Castro R., Cundill G. Drees R., Escalante N., Haake H., Havemann A., Hezel B., Hotes S., Ibeh L., Karimov A., Köbbing J., Kurniawan T., Landry J., Leopold A., Lopes Guerreiro L., Månsson A., Marques da Silva C., Mawlong L., Moorhouse J., Mu D., Mukwaya P., Murguía D., Mutopo P., Nazarkina L., Nuss P., O’Brien M., Olaka L., Phelan L., Randrianiaiana R., Reichel A., Sakane N., Schmelzer M., Schmidt A., Schwerhoff G., Schwindenhammer S., Seufert V., Shen W., Shi L., Sop T., Tephnadze N., Tietze F., Tlili I., Wang X., Yazid S., Young A. (2013): White Paper of the Winter School on Limits to Growth Revisited, Winter School Visselhövede / Hanover, November 24 – December 1, 2012, Pütter F. / Kremers A. (Eds.), Volkswagen Foundation, Hanover, Germany.
  • Jarayabhand S., Pachaimuthu V., Liss B. and Nuss P. (2008): New Strategic Direction for COBSEA (2008-2012), COBSEA Secretariat, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Links to Publication Databases:

Link to ORCID (Author ID: 0000-0001-9936-6886)

Link to Scopus (Author ID: 55366092700)

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