New job vacancy (June 2020)

Loughborough University (UK) offers two positions for post doc researchers related to two H2020 funded projects.

SUM 2020

5th Symposium on Urban Mining and Circular Economy

New date and location: 18-20 November 2020, Venice, Italy


8th International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste, November 16-19, 2020, Venice, Italy. Website

CRETE 2020

7th International Conference on Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management

Rescheduled to May 18-21, 2021. Chania, Crete, Greece Website

ICLRS 2020

11th Intercontinental Landfill Research Symposium

Rescheduled to June 2022, Wilmington, NC, USA.Website

Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP)

The Scientific Advisory Panel is a pool of a limited number of high-ranking distinguished scientists and professionals, appointed by the Board in view of their high reputation and standing. They act as a kind of think tank and support the Board. In addition, the SAP is preparing policy papers for the IWWG on current waste topics. These papers can be reviewed under the IWWG website section "Publications" as well as in the official journal of the IWWG, Waste Management.

Currently, the SAP consists of the following members:

Antoni Sánchez

composting, solid-state fermentation, circular economy


Gudrun Obersteiner

waste prevention, food waste, LCA


Jan Slavik

economics of waste, environmental policy, socio-economic evaluations


Lingyue Zhang

Leachate Treatment, MSW Management, LCA


Marco Ritzkowski

landfill aftercare, landfill remediation, MBT


Lidia Lombardi

LCA, thermal treatments, energy recovery


Francisco Oliveira

sanitary landfills and WM in DCs, closed dump sites, biogas recovery & solid waste valorization


Dimitrios Komilis

MSW management, composting, landfilling, LCA


Maria Aivalioti

 hazardous waste, site remediation


Maria Cristina Lavagnolo

Leachate management, environmental sustainability, WM in DCs


Wenjing Lu

 solid waste management, landfill processes and technology, microbiological processes


Dezhen Cheng



Hua Zhang

characterization, treatment, disposal and beneficial utilization of solid waste


Ilje Pikaar

 wastewater treatment, resource recovery, environmental electrochemistry


Jianguo Liu



Alexandre Cabral

biosystems for the reduction of GHG emissions, cover systems with capillary barrier effect


Jae Young Kim

AD, landfill design & operation, GHG emission monitoring


Michael Nelles

technologies of solid waste management, oragnic waste & residues, international projects on EP


Francesco Garbo

wastewater treatment, phytotreatment, blue technologies


Kaimin Shih

Materials Recovery, E-Waste, Beneficial Uses of Waste


Luca Alibardi

organic waste, hydrogen production, biorefinery


Aldo Muntoni

solid waste management, energy & material recovery from waste, hazardous waste stabilization


  • M. Barlaz, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
  • S. Mahnik, VAMED-KMB, Vienna, Austria
  • M. Osmani, Loughborough University, UK
  • A. Polettini, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
  • W. Powrie, University of Southampton, UK
  • S. Sakai, Kyoto University, Japan
  • S. Salhofer, BOKU University, Vienna, Austria
  • K. Spokas, US Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service, USA
  • I. Williams, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
  • V. S. Rotter, University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • C. Zurbruegg, Eawag/Sandec, Duebendorf, Switzerland

The Scientific Advisory Panel is composed of selected IWWG members. Scientific Advisory Panel Members are approved by the Board by consensus or vote. Members may nominate themselves to the Board for Scientific Advisory Panel Membership. In addition, Scientific Advisory Panel members may be nominated by a Board member, and seconded by two other Board members.