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Prof. Michael Narodoslawsky

Michael Narodoslawsky completed his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Graz University of Technology. Until retirement in 2016 he headed the research group Process Synthesis, Process Evaluation and Regional Development at the Technical University of Graz, as well as the European Commission’s Working Group on Bioenergy. He is a co-foundeer of the European Sustainable Energy Innovation Alliance (eseia) and co-chairs the eseia Working Group on Bioresources. His chief research interests are in ecological assessment and lifecycle analysis, regional technology networks and biorefineries. Prof. Narodoslawsky hosted the 4th EESD2008 at TU Graz, and has a long history of promoting engineering education for sustainable development.

 

Sustainable solutions – From technology centred to community centred

Michael Narodoslawsky’s keynote address will draw from this, reflecting on how he considers the necessity to see technology as serving human endeavours towards sustainability, but always only part of the solution and what that means for engineers and their education.