Keynote Speakers

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Shay Brennan
Shay Brennan

Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Dublin, Ireland

Shay Brennan is the Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire- Rathdown County Council. He was the first Councillor elected in the Dundrum ward in the 2014 local elections. He serves as a member of the ‘Social Housing’ strategic policy committee and as chair of the ‘Transportation and County Wide Movement’ strategic policy committee. He also serves on the Dundrum Area Committee, DLR Properties, the Joint Policing Committee and the Organisation, Procedure and Protocol committee, as well as holding the role of championing and promoting cycling across the county.

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Stefanie Hellweg
Stefanie Hellweg

Professor of Ecological Systems Design at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich

Stefanie Hellweg is full professor for ecological systems design at the Institute of Environmental Engineering of ETH Zurich (Switzerland). After completing her Ph.D. on the environmental assessment of thermal waste treatment processes she worked as a post-doc and senior scientist at the Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering at ETH Zurich. Since 2006 she holds the Chair for Ecological Systems Design at ETH Zurich. Between 2004 and 2005 she was a visiting scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and in 2014 at Yale University. Her research goals are to model, analyze, evaluate and improve the resource efficiency and environmental impacts of products and processes, new technologies and consumption patterns.

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Arpad Horvath
Arpad Horvath

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, USA

Arpad Horvath is the L. E. Peirano Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, Vice Chair for Graduate Studies, Head of the Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate Graduate Program, Director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center, and Director of the Engineering and Business for Sustainability Certificate Program.

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Lenny Koh
Lenny Koh

Professor in Operations Management at the University of Sheffield Management School

Professor Lenny Koh is the Founder and Director of the Advanced Resource Efficiency Centre (AREC) at The University of Sheffield. Her work contributes to advancing the understanding and resolution of complex supply chain using interdisciplinary approaches crossing supply chain management and information systems domains across industry. Her research is world leading and is recognised for its scientific novelty and has generated significant impacts for society, government and industry from manufacturing to services. This includes the pioneering of digital Cloud based tools (SCEnAT suites) that support transformation of supply chain towards resource efficiency and sustainability; and infusing and digitising supply chain life cycle thinking across sectors, technologies and systems.

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John W. Sutherland
John W. Sutherland

Professor and Fehsenfeld Family Head Environmental and Ecological Engineering Purdue University

Dr. John W. Sutherland is the Fehsenfeld Family Head of Environmental and Ecological Engineering (EEE) at Purdue University. As the first permanent Head of EEE (which offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees), he has nurtured its growth into one of the largest environmental engineering programs in the U.S. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to assuming his present position in 2009, he was a faculty member at Michigan Technological University. He presently leads the Purdue Engineering Textbook Series initiative, having previously served as a Co-Executive Director of the Indiana Next-Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC).

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