Dr. Rebeka Lukman
She is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in Nigrad d.d. communal company, Slovenia, and as a project manager of European projects at the University of Maribor, Slovenia. She has expertise in environmental impacts assessment and costing from life-cycle perspective, industrial ecology, sustainable consumption, education for sustainable development, and sustainability indicators for public and private institutions.
Some of Rebeka’s current and past projects include: development of a new sustainability oriented curricula at the University of Maribor, environmental impacts assessment of the Engineering campus at the University of Maribor, Virtual Campus for Sustainable Europe (European Virtual Seminar) – e-learning and e-tutoring, Sustainability terms and their definitions, NATO/SPS Pilot study Clean products and processes (Phase II), Energy efficiency and renewable resources, European indicators and ranking methodology for university third mission – developing sustainability indicators for universities ranking, and safety transport of the chemicals in Mediterranean area. Currently she is a coordinator of 4 projects financed by the European Structural Funds and European Commission.
Holds a BSc in Chemistry and Biology (University of Maribor, Slovenia) and a PhD in the field of chemical engineering (direction: environmental engineering and sustainable development). She also holds a Diploma from the Postgraduate School of Industrial Ecology (coordinated by Norwegian University of Technology, Trondheim, Norway).
On her free time, Rebeka enjoys walking in the nature, skiing, reading books and spending time with her family and friends.
Prof. Don Huisingh
Dr. Huisingh was awarded his B.S. from the Univ. of Minnesota in 1961 in Science Specialization, Economics and Horticulture and his PhD. from the Univ. of Wisconsin in 1965 in Biochemistry and Plant Pathology. He taught and did research at North Carolina State University in Raleigh North Carolina for 23 years and then moved to Europe where he has taught at Erasmus University in The Netherlands and in Lund University, in Lund Sweden since 1987. He has been guest lecturer in more than 60 other universities and has worked on helping to implement Cleaner Production in more than 300 companies and organisations.
Presently he teaches part-time at the following institutions: the Univ. of TN in Knoxville, TN, Lund Univ. in Sweden, Erasmus Univ. in The Netherlands and at the Central European Univ. in Budapest, Hungary.
He has published more than 300 articles, books, videos and simulations. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s Journal of Cleaner Production that is now being published for the 18th year.
He is skilled in interdisciplinary education and holistic approaches to defining and solving society’s problems so that effective and equitable approaches can be made toward ‘Sustainable Societies.’
Dr. Didac Ferrer
Didac graduated as an industrial & materials engineer in 1997. He obtained a doctorate in materials science in 2001 from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). In 2000, he was appointed as the Coordinator of the Environment Plan of UPC. Since 2005, he has been the technical director of CITIES (Interdisciplinary Center of Technology, Innovation and Education for Sustainability), today evolving to Institute of Sustainability, with 16 people, and a wide number of projects in curriculum development, sustainable education, sustainable management, interdisciplinary research and communication.
Didac is currently member of the editorial boards of Jounal of Cleaner Production and in Sustainability Science, with a particular focus in the field of Sustainability in Higher Education. He has been in the scientific committees and chairs of various international conferences such as Engineering Education in Sustainable Development (EESD), Alliance for Global Sustainability (AGS) or Environmental Management for Sustainable Universities (EMSU). ¨He has taught in the Masters of Sustainability at UPC, in the fields of sustainable organizations, industrial ecology and sustainable technology.â€¨