Marzia Traverso, Professor and head of Institute of Sustainability in Civil Engineering, RWTH Aachen, Germany.

Marzia Traverso is a full professor and head of the Institute and Chair of Sustainability in Civil Engineering at RWTH Aachen University. She holds a PhD of Environmental Technical Physics from the University of Palermo, and is an environmental engineer, working in the field of Life Cycle Assessment and sustainability performance of building, textile and transport sector. From May 2016 – April 2017 she worked as Scientific Officer at European Commission, JRC Seville in the Product Bureau. From November 2011 to March 2016, she was project manager at BMW Group in the Sustainability Product department and was responsible for the sustainability performance and LCA of several cars, such as the BMW i3, BMW i8, 7 series. From August 2008 to October 2011, she did her post doc and worked as a scientific assistant and lecturer at the Chair of Sustainability Engineering of TU Berlin. Currently Marzia is a subject editor on Social life cycle Assessment in the International Journal of LCA. She is also a Member of the Steering Committee of Social LC Alliance and Italian Network of LCA and founded the non-profit organization iSuD – Information for Sustainable Development. She is on the Board of Directors of the Forum for Sustainability through Life Cycle Innovation (FSLCI). She is also Rapporteur of the Technical Working Group in the European Platform of Sustainable Finance since October 2020 . 


Lewis M. Fulton, Ph.D., Director of STEPS+, Institute of Transportation Studies at the UC Davis, USA.

Lewis Fulton has worked internationally in the field of transport/energy/environment analysis and policy development for 30 years. He is Director of the Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways (STEPS+) program within the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis. There he leads a range of research activities around new vehicle technologies and new fuels. He was a lead author on the IPCC 5th Assessment Report, Mitigation (“Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change”, transport chapter). Current projects include analyses of electric vehicles, shared mobility, automation, and other drivers of transportation futures.  He investigates the costs, energy, GHG, employment and other aspects of changing transportation trends and alternative futures. From 2007-2012 he was a Senior Transport Specialist with the International Energy Agency, Paris, as well as Division Head for Energy Technology Policy during 2011-2012.  He returned to the IEA in 2007 after working there originally from 1999-2005. At the IEA he led the development of the Mobility Model and directed transport-related analysis connected with the Energy Technology Perspectives series of publications. During 2006-2007 he worked in Kenya with the UN Environment Program, developing and implementing GEF-funded sustainable transport projects around the world. During the 1990s he also worked at the US Department of Energy for 4 years, and taught at the Independent University of Bangladesh and the University of Maryland. He received his Ph.D. in Energy Management and Environmental Policy from the University of Pennsylvania in the United States in 1994. 


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