Annie Levasseur appointed Scientific Director of the CERIEC
An expert in the development of diagnostic tools based on life cycle assessment (LCA)Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Annie Levasseur, professor-researcher in the Department of Construction Engineering and expert in the development of diagnostic tools based on life cycle assessment (LCA), has been appointed Scientific Director of the Center for Intersectoral Studies and Research on the Circular Economy (CERIEC) of the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS).
“Professor Levasseur’s expertise in greenhouse gas (GHG) quantification and life cycle assessment is recognized not only by her peers, but also by various national and international organizations. We are confident that she will successfully fulfill her new duties,” said Ghyslain Gagnon, Dean of Research at ÉTS.
“I am delighted to contribute to the deployment of this new centre and to actively participate in the development of innovative solutions and knowledge transfer in the field. By bringing together the dynamic forces of different disciplines around the same issue, I hope that the CERIEC will become an accelerator in our society’s transition to a circular and sustainable economy,” added Annie Levasseur.
Professor Levasseur holds the Canada Research Chair in measuring the impact of human activities on climate change and has chaired the Global Warming Working Group for the first phase of the Global Guidance on Environmental Life Cycle Impact Assessment Indicators project, an initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme and the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.
She also served on a panel of experts from the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine to develop a research program on carbon-negative and sequestration technologies. She was also invited by the Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques du Québec to be part of the bioenergy committee in the development of the Plan for a Green Economy aimed at achieving greenhouse gas emission reduction targets by 2030.
About the CERIEC
Created in September 2020 at the ÉTS, the CERIEC aims to contribute to the shaping and deployment of the circular economy. It intends to achieve this through the implementation of an interdisciplinary scientific research program as well as through initiatives that focus on training, dialogue, and the valorization and transfer of knowledge. These actions aim to maximize the benefits for economic actors, governments and civil society. For more information: CERIEC.
About Annie Levasseur
Annie Levasseur holds a PhD from Polytechnique Montréal and has been a professor in the Department of Construction Engineering at the ÉTS since 2017. Her research activities focus on environmental life cycle assessment methodologies and the development of advanced modeling tools for quantifying the impact of human activities on climate change.
She regularly collaborates with researchers and partners from organizations that are active in various sectors, including Université Laval, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, HEC Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal, FP Innovations, Kruger, Hydro-Québec, the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs du Québec, the Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques du Québec and the Natural Resources Canada.
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