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Stewart McDowall

PhD candidate

S.C. McDowall
+31 71 527 2727

Stewart is a PhD researcher in the Industrial Ecology department of CML who is working on developing life-cycle assessments for critical raw material recovery processes. Stewart started as a PhD researcher at the Industrial Ecology department of CML in September 2022.

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Professional experience

Stewart received his Bachelor of Science at the Australian National University in 2011, where he majored in chemistry and environmental science. He then worked as a chemist in industry for a number of years, including conducting R&D at a photo-voltaic startup and helping to operate a chemical waste recycling facility.

Stewart then moved to Germany, and in 2020 he graduated from the University of Leipzig with a Master of Science. In Leipzig, Stewart focused on technical and environmental chemistry and completed his thesis at the German Biomass Research Center (DBFZ) on the development of a sustainable process for the recovery of medium-chained fatty acids from fermentation broth.

Stewart started as a PhD researcher at the Industrial Ecology department of CML in September 2022.

Research topic

Stewart participates in the Future Availability of Secondary Raw Materials (FutuRaM) project, the aim of which is to develop the secondary raw materials knowledge base on the availability and recoverability of secondary raw materials (SRMs) within the EU, with a special focus on critical raw materials (CRMs). Stewart's work will focus on the development of ex-ante life-cycle assessments (LCAs) for emerging material recovery processes.

PhD candidate

  • Science
  • Centrum voor Milieuwetenschappen Leiden
  • CML/Industriele Ecologie

Work address

Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number A3.14


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