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Benedetto RUGANI, PhD obtained from the University of Siena (Italy) in 2010; specialist in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), environmental accounting and sustainability analysis; post-doc researcher and R&D engineer at CRP Henri Tudor (Luxembourg) between 2010 and 2014; R&T associate at LIST since 1st January 2015; since 2013, associate member and environmental consultant at INDACO2 (spinoff of the University of Siena, Italy). Skills and competences in: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), with regard to methodological development, application and consultancy (e.g. for ISO 14001/25/40/64); eMergy and eXergy evaluation; Ecological / Water / Carbon Footprint analysis; Multi-Region Input-Output modelling; ecosystem service assessment (mapping, mutli-scale modelling, valuation); project management; students supervision; full value-chain RDI activities. More info at:
The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is a key player in research and innovation in Luxembourg, covering with its 630 employees the domains of materials, environment and IT. As an RTO (Research and Technology Organisation) and with its interdisciplinary impact-driven approach, LIST contributes to the development of Luxembourg’s economy and society. In the domain of environment, LIST develops strategies, technologies and tools to better monitor, assess, use and safeguard natural and renewable resources.
At LIST, the Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) department brings together with its teams made of 170 life, environmental, and IT scientists and engineers, the necessary interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to tackle major environmental challenges our society is facing today. ERIN’s RDI activities embrace four thematic domains: i) Water security and safety, ii) Plants for biomass, biopolymers and bioenergy, iii) Life cycle sustainability and risk assessment, and iv) e-Science for environmental and biological applications.
At ERIN, the team of the RDI Unit on Life Cycle Sustainability and Risk Assessment (LiSRA), in particular, has an internationally recognized expertise in the field of environmental assessment of products and services, namely for the development and application in life cycle assessment (LCA), input-output analysis, carbon and ecological footprint, emergy evaluation, and eco-design. These competences have been developed over the last 5 years thanks to the close collaboration with European universities and research institutes, and many industrial partners from different economic sectors.
The ultimate goal of researchers at LiSRA is to develop the necessary integrated knowledge and skills on available and new tools and methods for environmental policy support and industrial decision-making, which can guide stakeholders to a better understanding of the complex relationships between the heavy technological supply-chains and the fragile natural systems. To this end, the LCA group at LiSRA is running in between fundamental and applied research activities to make the LCA method more robust, interdisciplinary and operational in combination with other approaches and modelling frameworks, such as risk assessment, geographic information system (GIS), remote sensing, integrated ecosystem modelling, benefit–cost analysis, process optimization, equilibrium modelling, ecosystem service valuation, agent-based and ecological modelling, etc.


New models and economic incentives for circular economy business (RIA)
Operationalising insurance value of ecosystems (RIA)
Demonstrating innovative nature-based solutions in cities (b) Nature-based solutions for inclusive urban regeneration (IA)


PhD Benedetto RUGANI
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
41 Rue du Brill
4422 Belvaux
Phone: +3522758885039
Organisation: Research Organization

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PhD Sara Bouchon