Dr. Ikhlayel is a Ph.D. graduate from The University of Tokyo in Sustainability Science. Utilizing his engineering, environmental science, and sustainability science educational backgrounds and work experiences, he works on multidisciplinary research focusing on sustainability challenges, particularly on how to figure out realistic “win-win” solutions for today’s most complex environmental and sustainable development challenges. His research framework utilizes interdisciplinary methodologies, life cycle thinking, integrated and holistic approaches.
He obtained his M.Sc. in Environmental Science from the University of Tsukuba in Japan. Dr. Ikhlayel has several years of professional experience in businesses and academia. He worked in Sustainability Researcher and Consultant roles in Tokyo. Later, he worked in a Senior Consultant role at Cimbria Consulting, Texas, United States. Later he worked in a researcher position at Ritsumeikan University and a Ph.D. graduate co-advisor at the Department of Environmental Systems Engineering. As well, an Academic Researcher at Tohoku University in Japan at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering. He has professional and outstanding records of scholarly publications and academic contributions.
Dr. Ikhlayel is the DEISO’s Research Director. He works on interdisciplinary research on the challenges of sustainability with sustainability mrhothids such as life cycle thinking (with LCA), material flow analysis, what-if analysis, and evaluation, and integrated approaches. His core research expertise includes, but is not limited to, sustainable development, cleaner production; industrial ecology; environmental impact assessment; technology evaluation; and waste management and utilization.
Dr. Ikhlayel is also an invited peer-reviewer. Since 2017, it has reviewed 125+ peer-reviewed journal papers across 15+ international journals. Journals such as the Journal of Cleaner Production; Journal of Environmental Management; Resources, Conservation, and Recycling; Waste Management; and Sustainability. He has also reviewed book proposals, e.g., for Elsevier, John Wiley & Sons. His verified reviews are available at Publons.
Publications and academic contributions are available on his website.