Scientific Editing & Research

Scientific Editing: I work with the editorial teams of scientific journals, development organizations and conferences. My scientific editing work includes:

  • Journal of Industrial Ecology: Part of the editorial team of the Journal of Industrial Ecology, edited at Yale University, USA, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Research and Documentation: As a researcher I work with diverse teams providing input on experimental design, survey design, data collection, data analysis, publication preparation and dissemination. Projects I have worked on:

  • Environmental impact of food: Invited to publish chapter: Shenoy, M. Environmental impact of food production in South and South East Asia. In book – (Un)sustainable food consumption (editors M. Sahakain, C. Saloma, and S. Erkman) in preparation, publisher: Taylor & Francis, UK.
  • Industrial ecology in developing countries: Invited to publish chapter: Shenoy, M. Industrial ecology in developing countries. In book – Taking stock of industrial ecology (editors R. Clift and A. Druckman). in press, publisher: Springer, UK, released at the ISIE 2015 conference at University of Surrey, UK.
  • Industrial ecology in India: Invited to publish chapter: Ashton, W. & Shenoy, M. A culture of closed loops: Industrial ecology in India. In book – International Perspectives on Industrial Ecology (editors P. Deutz, D. Lyons and J. Bi). in press, publisher: Edgar Elgar Publishing, UK.
  • Documentaries on sustainable food: Assisting in the making of documentaries on food waste management and household flows of food in Bangalore. In collaboration with and funded by the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS).

  • Graphical representation of industrial symbiosis: Represent inter company, industrial symbiotic flows using the software STAN v2.5 to illustrate a complex system with 20 processes and 39 flows that were uncovered in the Nanjangud Industrial Area, south India.
  • Life Cycle Inventory: Format Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) data into EcoSpold format v1 in accordance with ecoinvent guidelines, to link to ecoinvent v2.2 datasets with a full list of elementary flows comparable to existing ecoinvent datasets. In addition, electronic documentation of a life cycle inventory in the EcoSpold format. Collaboration with ESU-services Ltd., Zurich.
  • Food waste management systems and organic food: Reliable recommendations on food waste management systems and organic food in Bangalore and Manila, based on an understanding of local systems, and a literature review focused on the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) approach. Part of the project on (Un)Sustainable food consumption dynamics in South/Southeast Asia. In collaboration with University of Lausanne, Switzerland; funded by the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS).
  • Air pollution and health impacts: Pollution, health and livelihood impacts of cook stove change-out in rural Karnataka, India. In collaboration with University of Minnesota, USA and Samhua, India. Funded by University of Minnesota, USA.*
  • Online platform for industrial symbiosis: Indiosis: A social web platform for industrial symbiosis (prototype). In collaboration with University of Lausanne, Switzerland.*
  • Biodegradable plastics: Guidance on developing a business plan for biodegradable plastics in the Indian market. Guidance provided to graduate students at the Center for Industrial Ecology, Yale University, USA. Funded by Center for Industrial Ecology, Yale University, USA.*
  • Industrial ecology in policy: Incorporate industrial ecology concepts in the document: ‘Fostering responsible behavior in MSMEs in clusters’. Document edited by Foundation for MSME Clusters and GIZ, India. Funded by Foundation for MSME Clusters, India.*
  • Energy and development: Indo-Swiss Energy and Development Symposium. In collaboration with The Graduate Institute, Switzerland; Indian Institute of Management Bangalore; and swissnex India. Funded by The Graduate Institute, Switzerland and swissnex India.*

  • Biogas viability assessment: Preliminary assessment of the economic viability of biogas extraction from sewage at the small scale (0.2 MLD). Internship by graduate students from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.*
  • Life Cycle Inventory: Formatting material flow analysis (MFA) data into life cycle inventory (LCI) format using Ecoinvent database template Ecospold. In collaboration with Ecoinvent – The Swiss Center for Life Cycle Inventories.*
  • City wide water management strategy: Applying industrial ecology to construct a water balance for Bangalore, India. In collaboration with and funded by Center for Industrial Ecology, Yale University, USA.#, *
  • Review of industrial ecology: Industrial Ecology in India – Past, present and future.#
  • Biofuel policy: Environmental impact from using agricultural residue as fuel for co-generation: A case study from south India.#
  • Biofuel policy: ‘Approaches to using bio-diesel in India’ conducted in collaboration with researchers from School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, New Haven, USA.*

# Conducted at Center for Industrial Ecology, Yale University,USA.

* Conducted at Resource Optimization Initiative (ROI), India.

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