LCAworks People

Through this in-house capability and ready access to a wide range of linked expertise from within Imperial College and other UK universities, LCAworks aims to help clients in government, industry, charities, foundations and other organizations to address their growing needs in sustainability
and environmental impact assessment.

The LCAworks team:

Dr Richard Murphy:

is a Professor of Life Cycle Assessment and Head of Department at University of Surrey, and is also a Distinguished Research Fellow at Imperial College. He undertakes research in plant and fungal biology with special reference to sustainable biomaterials, bioenergy and biofuels. He has 20 years experience in using LCA to assess environmental and sustainability impacts of bio-based products including construction products, packaging systems, forest products, management systems and more recently, biofuels and bioenergy systems.

Dr Jeremy Woods:

is a Senior Lecturer on the Environmental Technology MSc and coordinates the Bioenergy module of the Sustainable Energy Futures MSc at Imperial College London. Recently, he has been working on the development of Integrated Sustainability Assessment tools for application to challenging value chains, including biomass energy and biofuels working with the UK’s Department for Energy and Climate Change and the Financial Times. Dr Woods has developed research interests into the interplay between development, land-use and the sustainable exploitation of renewable and non-renewable resources, in particular biomass energy. He coordinated a number of large EU-funded research projects and networks, has participated in two Royal Society working groups and acted as a panel member of its Leverhulme and DfID Africa Research Capacity Building programmes.

Sarah Woods:

is Managing Director of LCAworks. Sarah graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2003 with a Masters in Computer Related Design before working for industry research groups in Silicon Valley and London. Back in London Sarah was head of NCR’s design-orientated User Experience team, a multi-disciplinary research group whose work was funded by a consortium of multi-national banks and retailers aiming to exploit the potential of e-commerce and future technologies. Whilst there Sarah’s work explored the convergence of everyday objects, networks, and information appliances which led to the filing of many high-profile future technology patents. Sarah has also worked as a Senior Lecturer teaching across MA computer Arts and BA Digital Interactive media courses as well as working on interaction design projects to aid the communication of information with universities such as Surrey University and Imperial College.

Nicole Kalas:

is a Climate-KIC Doctoral Researcher at Imperial College London.  She has extensive experience in environmental consulting, most recently whilst working at Stratus Consulting, an environmental consultancy providing innovation and excellence in environmental research and consulting, combined with a commitment to client service.

Kenny Yeung:

an LCAworks research associate with over 5 years’ experience in environmental analysis and sustainability assessments. During this time, he has worked with a number of international / multinational companies including The Coca Cola Company and Climate-KIC, as well as innovative start-ups with environmental focuses and EU-wide projects. He has also been developing environmental and sustainability impact assessment tools and has extensive experience with the industry-wide recognised life cycle assessment software, Simapro. Kenny has a BSc in Biology from Imperial College London and an MSc in Environmental Technology at Imperial College's Centre for Environmental Policy.

Onesmus Mwabonje:

is a Research Associate at Imperial College London’s Centre for Environmental Policy, previously working at North Energy Associates Ltd. Whilst working for North Energy, he gained experience as a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) practitioner in assessment of various feedstock for biomass and biofuels energy technology options. His work with North Energy also included conducting feasibility studies for renewable energy installations, in particular, wind turbines for various clients in the UK. Onesmus also has substantial international experience, managing projects for clients in the USA, Kenya and South America. He obtained his PhD in water and environmental health engineering from the University of Surrey, where his thesis focused on sustainable systems of wastewater treatment. Onesmus has a BSc in Chemistry from Jomo Kenyatta University, Kenya and an MSc in Environmental Strategy from University of Surrey. Onesmus has been an associate member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) since 2004.

Obinna Anejionu:

is an LCAworks research associate and an Imperial College London Research Assistant who is an expert on Geoinformatics, Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing. He was awarded his PhD from Lancaster University in 2014 and since then has been working on bioeconomy mediated land use change and its impacts on climate change at the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London. More recently he has also joined LCAworks to work on advanced geoinformatics and sustainable development.

Lorenzo Di Lucia:

is Associate Researcher in Bioenergy at ICEPT. Lorenzo holds an MSc in Sustainability Science and a PhD in Environmental and Energy System Studies from Lund University, Sweden. His research focusses on environmental and socio-economic assessment of bioenergy technologies. He is interested in the analysis of stakeholders’ role and engagement in the decision making process of bioenergy projects. Lorenzo has contributed to the development and testing of the ILAMS tools and approach on the case of Biochemtex in Sardinia, Italy. He has experience working in a multidisciplinary environment and has carried out field work in the EU, Brazil, Mozambique and China.