Prof. Dr. Arnold Tukker

Scientific director of the Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML), Leiden University


Email
tukker@cml.leidenuniv.nl
Phone
+31 71 5275632
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About Arnold Tukker

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Professor Arnold Tukker, an internationally known sustainability expert, and the Scientific director of the Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML) at the Faculty of Sciences at Leiden University, Netherlands, and also chair of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Sustainability (LDE-CfS).

About the Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML)

CML recruits each year 15-20 PhD students, the Faculty of Sciences over 150.

About half of them are research assistant PhDs on projects recruited via an open, competitive procedure, and half of them do their PhD supported by scholarships of e.g. Indonesian, Chinese, Columbian and Mexican government.

CML subjects in the fields of:

  • Industrial Ecology: analyzing the global metabolism of material flows, product flows, and impacts along product and material life cycles with methods such as Life cycle assessment, Material flow analysis and Environmental Input Output analysis
  • Environmental biology: assessing the impact of human production processes on natural capital and biodiversity, with methods such as toxic risk assessment, environmental DNA tests, field analysis, modelling of ecological processes, remote sensing.

LDE-CfS: sustainable design, sustainable business models, transition governance, with a particular focus on cities, industrial production, and the horticulture sector

Illustrations of PhD topics at CML: www.universiteitleiden.nl/binaries/content/assets/science/cml-phd-positions.pdf.

Further backgrounds

  • Leiden University was founded in 1575 as the first university of the Netherlands, being one of the oldest in Europe. Leiden has faculties in Social sciences, Governance and Global Affairs, Law, Humanities, Medical Sciences, Archeology, and Natural sciences.
  • The Leiden Faculty of Sciences consists of the following institutes: Leiden Observatory, Leiden Institute of Physics (LION), Leiden Institute of Chemistry (LIC), Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research (LACDR), Mathematical Institute (MI), Leiden Institute for Advanced Computer Science (LIACS), Institute of Biology Leiden (IBL) an CML.
  • The Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML) has a focus on two research areas. One is assessing the global metabolism of material flows, product flows, and impacts along product and material life cycles with methods such as Life cycle assessment, Material flow analysis and Environmental Input Output analysis. Another is assessing the impact of human production processes on natural capital and biodiversity, with methods such as toxic risk assessment, environmental DNA assessment, field analysis, modelling of ecological processes, remote sensing, etc.
  • CML is part of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Sustainability (LDE CfS) that combines the research of many research groups on sustainable technology and design at TU Delft, sustainable business and economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and governance/transition management at all three universities.