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Adisa Azapagic obtained her PhD at University of Surrey where she spent 13 years before moving to the University of Manchester to take up the post of Professor of Sustainable Chemical Engineering. She leads Sustainable Industrial Systems, an internationally-leading multidisciplinary research group, working in close collaboration with industry, policy makers and other stakeholders to help identify and implement sustainable solutions to current sustainability challenges (www.sustainable-systems.org.uk).
Adisa is the Chair of the Sustainability Section of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) and a member of the EFCE Executive Board. She is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Sustainable Production and Consumption and Editor-in-Chief of Process Safety and Environmental Protection, both published by Elsevier on behalf of IChemE. Adisa has received several awards for her research, including the IChemE Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemical and Process Engineering and GSK Innovation Award for masterminding the carbon footprinting tool CCaLC (www.ccalc.uk.org). She recently chaired the Academy’s study on the Sustainability of Liquid Biofuels, funded by BEIS and DfT.