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Dr. Alba Bala Gala

Responsible for the Waste Management Research Line


+34 93 295 4710 ext.319

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Academic background. PhD in Environmental Sciencies (UAB), Master in Environmental Sciences (UAB) and Licenciate in Environmental Sciences (UAB).

Professional and research activity. AShe is currently responsible for the Waste Management reseach line of the UNESCO Chair in Life Cycle and Climate Change. She has worked as a teacher at the Higher School of Industrial Desiign (ESCI, Ramón Llull University), as a researcher and teacher at Elisava School of Design (UPF), as researcher at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (UAB) and as an environmental consultant at Randa Group (Barcelona). So far, se has developed more than 20 national and international projects on Life Cycle Analysis, enviromentally correct purchasing and ecodesign, mainly in packaging, electrical and electronic equipment, waste management, urban furniture and public administration sectors. She was co-founder and coordinator of the o2-Spain group (active until December 2007). She is a member of the Spanish and Catalan Networks of Life Cycle Analysis and technical coordinator of the "Green Point Observatory of packaging life cycle".

Publications. She has written articles on various environmental techniques, scientific journals, lecture collections and book chapters. She is co-author of two books on ecodesign and three green buying guides. She has participated in national and international congresses.

Teaching. She has taught Ecodesign for 5 years in Elisava and ESDi, and currently teaches in postgraduate programs at Elisava and IUSC. She has taught courses on green purchasing, LCA, and on SimaPro and GaBi LCA software.

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