Giovani Palafox-Alcantar

Research Associate in Sustainable Cooling Production Networks

Giovani holds a BSc in Civil Engineering and an MRes in Business and Economic Studies. He is a researcher in Sustainable Cooling Production Networks at the Future of Cooling Programme of the Oxford Martin School.

Giovani recently submitted his PhD in the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Birmingham. His research focused on developing a tool to facilitate stakeholder cooperation when adopting Circular Economy principles in Municipal Solid Waste Management, particularly in the Energy-from-Waste sector. He also formed part of the Liveable Cities team at the University of Birmingham, by contributing to the transition towards a Circular Economy in cities through their Urban Metabolism optimisation.

His research at Oxford will focus on Global Production Networks for cooling systems, particularly on analysing the end-of-life stage in order to situate these systems within a Circular Economy.