Maione Carol


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Carol is a natural scientist, currently pursuing her PhD in Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering. Her work has spaced from biospheric down to molecular understanding and quantification of material flows, as well as their impacts on the environment. In particular, her doctoral research explores plastic circularity via integration of spatial data, material flow analysis, and system dynamics that dominate the plastic industry. She believes that mapping the interconnections between environmental, industrial, and societal systems can help researchers predict the evolution of socio-technical systems and steer them towards more sustainable pathways.

Master of Science: Urban Planning and Policy Design, Politecnico di Milano. Environment and Sustainability, School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) University of Michigan.

Bachelor of Science: Architecture and Building Construction, Politecnico di Milano.

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Research interests: Material flow analysis; industrial ecology; cirular economy; plastics waste and pollution; ecological impacts of plastic pollution

Research projects: Plastics in the Circular Economy; Tavolo Plastiche, Regione Lombardia

Supervisor: Prof. Paolo Trucco

Grants, Awards and Honours

  • Ermenegildo Zegna Founder’s Scholarship, Zegna Scholar
  • Wallenberg Foundation, Wallenberg Summer Travel
  • University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts International, International Institute Student Fellow

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