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Research Projects: Updated (2020)

Research projects were updated. Find out more here:

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Website Redesigned (2020)

The website has been redesigned on May 6, 2020. The website was redesigned based on responsive web design and minimalist concepts. It also has been restructured, and several new pages…

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Presenting on circular economy at the 14th Meeting of the Institute of Life Cycle Assessment at Kyushu University, Japan (March 7th, 2019)

I'll present at the 14th Meeting of the Institute of Life Cycle Assessment at Kyushu University, Japan on March 5th-7th, 2019. I'll present on the 7th the research entitled "Indicators…

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Received two peer-review awards by Publons

Received on September 13, 2018, two peer-review awards by

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Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) class at Ritsumeikan University

My class on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), entitled “Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Comprehensive Class: Theory, Software, and Data” will start on September 10th  at Ritsumeikan University, College of Science and…

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Started a new position at Ritsumeikan University

I have joined

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Joined Cimbria Consulting, as a Senior Consultant

Joined Cimbria Consulting, U.S., Texas, as a Senior Consultant. Company website:

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Received five rewarding certificates from three journals published by Elsevier

I have received on April 26, 2018, five rewarding certificates for my contributions to the peer review process for three journals published by Elsevier during 2017. The certificates as below:…

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A new article “Development of management systems for sustainable municipal solid waste in developing countries: a systematic life cycle thinking approach” was published in the Journal of Cleaner Production

A new article entitled "Development of management systems for sustainable municipal solid waste in developing countries: a systematic life cycle thinking approach" was published in the Journal of Cleaner Production.

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My article appeared as one of the “Most Downloaded Waste Management Articles” in the Waste Management journal

My article "Environmental impacts and benefits of state-of-the-art technologies for E-waste management" appeared as one of the "Most Downloaded Waste Management Articles" in the Waste Management Journal. - Most Downloaded…

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A new article was published on Early View/ Wiley Online Library, Business Strategy and Development journal

A new article was published on Early View/ Wiley Online Library, Business Strategy and Development journal. Title: "Indicators for establishing and assessing waste management systems in developing countries: A holistic…

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A new article in press published by the Journal of Cleaner Production

A new article is now published "in press" by the Journal of Cleaner Production. The article is "A Systematic Life Cycle Thinking Approach to Develop Sustainable Municipal Solid Waste Management…

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A new article was accepted by The Journal of Cleaner Production

A new article was accepted by The Journal of Cleaner Production: A Systematic Life Cycle Thinking Approach to Develop Sustainable Municipal Solid Waste Management Systems for Developing Countries. Journal of…

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A new article was accepted by Business Strategy and Development journal

A new article was accepted by Business Strategy and Development journal: Indicators for establishing and assessing waste management systems in developing countries: A holistic approach to sustainability and business opportunities.…

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A new article was published: “An integrated approach to establish e-waste management systems for developing countries”

A new article of mine was published today in the Journal of Cleaner Production entitled "An integrated approach to establish e-waste management systems for developing countries" available at 

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Received on September 19, 2017, six rewarding certificates for my contributions to the peer reviews, awarded by Publons for my contributions during 2017

Received on September 19, 2017, six rewarding certificates for my contributions to the peer reviews, awarded by Publons for my contributions during 2017. The awards are: "Top Reviewers for Energy",…

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A new article “Environmental impacts and benefits of state-of-the-art technologies for E-waste management” was published in the waste management journal

A new article "Environmental impacts and benefits of state-of-the-art technologies for E-waste management" was published in the waste management journal. Available at

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Published a new article in the Sustainable Development Journal

Ikhlayel, M., & Nguyen, L. H. (2017). Integrated approaches to water resource and solid waste management for sustainable development. Sustainable Development.

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Published a new article in the Journal of Sustainable Development.

Ikhlayel, M., & Nguyen, L. H. (2017). Integrated approaches to water resource and solid waste management for sustainable development. Sustainable Development.

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Published a new article in the Resources, Conservation and Recycling Journal.

Ikhlayel, M. (2016). Differences of methods to estimate generation of waste electrical and electronic equipment for developing countries: Jordan as a case study. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 108, 134–139.

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Coordinated the Virtual Poster Session (VPS) of the 3rd GPSS-GLI International Symposium at The University of Tokyo

Coordinated with Nael Aoun, a Ph.D. student at the University of Tokyo, the Virtual Poster Session (VPS) of the 3rd GPSS-GLI International Symposium - How Can We build "Kizuna" for Sustainability?:…

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Presented at the EDL Wrap-up symposium 2013, Tsukuba, Japan.

Presented at the EDL Wrap-up symposium 2013, Tsukuba, Japan about what I learned during my study in the Environmental Diplomatic Leader Program when I was a graduate student the Master’s degree…

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Awarded the GPSS-GLI Fellowship, a fellowship offered by the University of Tokyo

Awarded the GPSS-GLI Fellowship, a fellowship offered by the University of Tokyo. It is a scholarship funded by the Japanese government, ministry of education, culture, sports, science and technology (MEXT).

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Passed the entrance examination for admission to the Doctoral Course at the University of Tokyo

Passed the entrance examination for admission to the Doctoral Course at the University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences (GSFS), Graduate Program in Sustainability Science Global Leadership initiative (GPSS-GLI).

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