moronePiergiuseppe Morone
Research Group Coordinator
Unitelma Sapienza
Show Bio Piergiuseppe Morone is Full Professor of Economic Policy at Unitelma Sapienza with a strong interest in green innovation and sustainable development pushing his research at the interface between innovation economics and sustainability transitions, an area of
enquiry that has attracted growing attention over the last decade. His work regularly appears in prestigious innovation and environmental economics journals. He is coordinator of STAR-ProBio, an H2020 research project aiming at developing sustainability assessment tools for bio-based products and promote their market penetration.
Piergiuseppe is head of the Bioeconomy in Transition Research Group, a research unit at Unitelma Sapienza involved in research concerning the emergence of a circular and bio-based economy. Piergiuseppe is member of the Editorial Boards of Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry (ELSEVIER) and Open Agriculture (De Gruyter Open) and acts as Guest Editor for various journal including the Journal of Cleaner Production (ELSEVIER) and Sustainability (MDPI). Piergiuseppe is Economic Advisor of the Italian Minister of the Environment, Land and Sea Protection. ].
HuisinghDonald Huisingh
Honorary Member
Unitelma Sapienza
Show BioProf. Huisingh is currently Professore Straordinario at Unitelma Sapienza. He is skilled in interdisciplinary education and holistic approaches to defining and solving society’s problems so that effective and equitable progress can be made toward Sustainable Societies. He is skilled in course and curriculum development in topics ranging from Sustainable Development and Regional Sustainable Development, to more detailed issues such as: Impacts of Climate Changes, Cleaner Production, Toxic Use Reduction, Life Cycle Thinking, System’s Thinking Industrial Ecology, Circular Economy, Pollution Prevention, Eco-efficiency and Eco-effectivity.
Prof. Huisingh is the Founder and was the Editor-in-Chief for the first 23 years of its publication. He is now Emeritus Editor, of the JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, which is an Elsevier Science Publication, that is being published for the 26th year of publication. It’s 2016 Impact Factor is: 5.715,
He is also co-founder and member of the editorial board of “The International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education,” an Emerald Press Publication that is now in the 17th year of publication.
He is co-founder of the Erasmus International Off-Campus Ph. D. Program in Cleaner Production, Cleaner Products, Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Development, which is now in its 24th year in Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
He is among the founders of the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) of Lund University, which now teaching its 25thgroup of M. Sc. Students. He has taught, part-time in each of the 25 years of the IIIEE’s classes.
He has worked in universities, governments and Industries in 80 countries, since receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in June 1965.
imbertEnrica Imbert
Unitelma Sapienza
Show BioEnrica Imbert is a Researcher of Applied Economics at Unitelma Sapienza. She obtained a PhD in ‘Economic Development, Finance and International Cooperation’ at Sapienza University in 2015. Currently her research has focused on how social economy organisations can contribute to sustainable development and to issues related to the market uptake of bio-based products..
falconePasquale Marcello Falcone
Unitelma Sapienza / Università Parthenope
Show BioPasquale Marcello Falcone is Assistant Professor (tenured) in Economic Policy at Department of Business and Economics – University of Naples “Parthenope”. He obtained a PhD in Economics at University of Foggia (Italy) and an MSc in Economics at University of Leicester (UK). His core research interest concerns the understanding of the mechanisms through which transitions towards a bio-based economy can be intertwined with socio-economic and policy aspects.
sicaEdgardo Sica
Università di Foggia
Show BioEdgardo Sica is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Foggia. He gained a Master in ‘Economics and Finance’ at the ‘Federico II’ University of Naples (Italy), a MA in ‘Development Economics’ at the University of Sussex (UK), a Ph.D. in ‘Economics and Technologies for the Sustainable Development’ at the University of Foggia (Italy), and a Ph.D. in ‘Technology and Innovation Management’ at the SPRU (UK). He is a member of the ‘Experts Directory on World Association for Sustainable Development’ (WASD) and of the ‘Sustainability Transitions Network’. His main research interest lies in the analysis of sustainability transitions with a particular focus on the financial constraints of eco-innovative companies.
laduLuana Ladu
TUB – Technische Universität Berlin
Show BioMs. Luana Ladu holds a M. Sc. in Economics from UFBA (Brazil) and a Degree in Law and Business Administration (Master equivalent) from Bocconi University (Italy). She has fifteen years of professional experience in research and in international development cooperation in the fields of bioeconomy, sustainability, education, labour market policy and ICT for development. She is currently working as a Research Fellow at the Chair of Innovation Economics at the Technische Universität Berlin in the implementation of different European and National research projects. She is finalizing her Phd in economics in the field of regulatory foresight for an effective transition toward a sustainable bio-based circular economy.
taniAlmona Tani
PHD Student
Show BioAlmona Tani is an Economist with expertise in Circular and Bio economy, holding a PhD in Economic Geography, with a focus on Sustainability Economics, and a Master’s degree in Economics at Sapienza University of Rome. She is currently a technical advisor in the project “Towards Sustainable Bioeconomy Guidelines” in CBCD at FAO of the UN. Dr. Tani gained valuable experience and interest in research regarding, among others, innovation policy, clean energies, forest-based bioeconomy and social sustainability, as a research fellow within the EU H2020 STAR-ProBio project (Sustainability Transition Assessment and Research of Bio-based Products) at Unitelma Sapienza University of Rome. Almona was granted several important fellowships (e.g. Marie Sklodowska-Curie research fellowship, Sapienza research mobility fellowship); prepared several reports, policy briefs, project proposals, surveys, and workshops; and participated to several international conferences and training schools. She is also familiar with a variety of methodological approaches that has applied in her field researches in several countries including, but not limited to, Italy, Germany, France and the USA. Almona’s research papers are published in high ranking scientific journals, such as Forest Policy and Economics, Journal of Environmental Management, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management.
tartiuValentina Elena Tartiu
Unitelma Sapienza
Show BioValentina Elena Tartiu is a Research Scientist, Ph.D. at NIVA’s section for Water and Society. At NIVA (Norwegian Institute for Water Research), she is involved, among others, in cooperation projects on local capacity building for reducing plastic pollution in Asia. Valentina holds a Ph.D. in Management (2011) and a M.Sc in English Education and Research Communication  for Business and Economics (2010) from the Bucharest University of Economic Studies. Valentina has been involved in the sustainability field for a decade. Her research has focused on the interface between innovation, waste management, green chemistry, policy analysis and systems modelling, and paid particular attention to sustainability transitions towards a circular bioeconomy. She has gained valuable expertise in this field, being involved in several international research projects, COST Actions (TD1203 EUBIS), Professionals Associations (ISWA Young Professionals). Between Nov. 2017 and Oct. 2019, she also held the project manager role of STAR-ProBio – a H2020 research project aiming at developing sustainability assessment tools for bio-based products. She has over 25 publications, including scientific articles, book chapters, and editorials. She co-edited the book – “Food Waste Reduction and Valorisation. Sustainability Assessment and Policy Analysis” (Springer).
gulsahGülşah Yılan
Unitelma Sapienza / Marmara University
Show BioGülşah Yılan is a research assistant at Marmara University, Turkey. She received her
BSc degree in 2008 from Chemical Engineering Department of Marmara University. She also had her MSc and PhD degrees from Pure and Applied Sciences Institute of Marmara University in 2011 and 2018, respectively. During her PhD studies, she performed a sustainability analysis of electricity generation technologies available in Turkey. Her research interests include mathematical modeling, life cycle assessment, sustainability analysis, renewable electricity generation technologies, multi-criteria decision analysis, circular economy, and sustainability transition. She has published some papers in high-ranked scientific journals, and she has presented her studies in both national and international scientific organizations.
govoniFrancesca Govoni
Junior Project Manager
Unitelma Sapienza
Show BioFrancesca Govoni graduated in Law at “Roma Tre” University in 2015, writing a final dissertation on EU’s environmental policy. After completing her BA, she obtained a Master degree in International Relationships in Rome, at the LUMSA University, focusing mostly on European and International Law, Bioeconomy, Environmental Law and Environmental Economics. In 2016 she won a scholarship from Lazio Regional Government to attend a training programme on “EU policies and funding schemes” in Brussels. She is currently Junior Project Manager at Unitelma-Sapienza working on the preparation of Horizon2020 proposals and on the financial and administrative management of EU funded projects.
FrancocciFedra Francocci
Show BioWith a Master degree in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology and a PhD in Botanical Science at Sapienza University of Rome, she dedicated the beginning of her carreer to the study of biomass as a potential feedstock for biofuels production. She worked in the Department of Biology and Biotechnology “Charles Darwin” Sapienza University of Rome until 2014 carrying on collaborations with international research group in the field of plant biology. Since 2015 she is at the National Research Council where she has undertaken activities dealing with the study of bio-based value chains tailored to biorefinery purposes. In particular, at the Research Institute on Terrestrial Ecosystems (IRET-CNR), she developed projects focused on the valorisation of plant species (such as hemp) grown on contaminated soils with the aim to convert phyto-technologies into sustainable production chains. The study on bioeconomy principles applied to local communities and marginal/contaminated lands, received an award in the contest of River’s Contracts in 2018. She is now dedicating to the Blue bioeconomy field and plastic pollution with a focus on Mediterranean basin in the frame of the Interreg MED project MISTRAL.
DAmatoDalia D’Amato
University of Helsinki
Show BioDalia D’Amato works as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Helsinki, in Finland, where she is also a member of the Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science. Before completing her PhD studies in Forest Economics and Marketing at the University of Helsinki (2013-2016), she has worked as a researcher at the Finnish Environmental Institute (SYKE) in Finland and as an intern at the Institute of European Environmental Policy (IEEP) in Belgium. She has two MSc degrees related to ecology and biodiversity management from the University of Sussex (UK) and the University of Roma Tre (Italy). Research interests include the conceptualization and implementation of globally mainstreamed sustainability concepts (e.g. green, bio and circular economy), the assessment and governance of ecological and socio-economic values associated with ecosystem services, and the management of corporate sustainability. She is dedicated to develop transdisciplinary and co-creation -oriented research and teaching, in a logic of equitable sustainable development within the planetary boundaries. Further information:
DAdamoIdiano D’Adamo
Show BioIdiano D’Adamo is an Associate Professor at Sapienza – University of Rome. He received the Master of Science in Management Engineering in 2008 and the Ph.D. in Electrical and Information Engineering in 2012. Both from the University of L’Aquila. He worked in the University of Sheffield, the National Research Council of Italy, Politecnico di Milano, University of L’Aquila and Unitelma Sapienza University of Rome. His current research interests are bioeconomy, circular economy, renewable energy, sustainability and waste management. During its academic career, Idiano D’Adamo published 61 papers in the Scopus database, reaching an h-index of 23. His works are published on scientific international journals, such as Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Journal of Cleaner Production, Energy Conversion and Management, Sustainability, Science of the Total Environment, Waste Management, Energy and Buildings, Energy Policy, International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, International Journal of Systems Science, Resources Conservation and Recycling, Technological Forecasting and Social Change. In August 2015, he obtained the Elsevier Atlas Price with a work published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. He received two Excellence Review Awards: Waste Management in 2017 and Resources, Conservation and Recycling in 2018. He is reviewer for 50 international journals. In doing his research activities, Idiano D’Adamo cooperates with several national Institutions, such as Ministry of the Environment (supporting his economic consultant) and SVIMEZ (within group of the Bioeconomy). He has worked on several national and international projects (and in particular Horizon 2020 STAR-ProBio – under grant agreement no. 727740 – within of the group leader of the project). Idiano teaches “Business Management” and “Economics of Technology and Management” at Sapienza Università di Roma.