Alexis Laurent

Professor, Head of Section Quantitative Sustainability Assessment

Alexis Laurent

Department of Environmental and Resource Engineering


Building 115 Room 048

2800 Kgs. Lyngby





Normalisation in LCA UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Environmental sustainability assessment Energy systems Global environmental impacts Footprints of nations Life cycle assessment Life cycle impact assessment SDG

Alexis Laurent is Professor in Quantitative Assessment and Interpretation of Environmental Sustainability, with a focus on methodological development and application of life cycle assessment (LCA) and on development of life-cycle-based methods and solutions for quantifying environmental sustainability of large systems such as countries, sectors or organisations. Main research areas/interests are: - Environmental sustainability assessment oflarge-scale systems (e.g. world, nations, sectors, organisations and cities) with an absolute sustainability perspective (integrating Earth’s biophysical limits) - Development of methodologies, methods and indicators for assessing performances of various systems (countries, sectors, organisations, projects) towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - Development and application of life cycle impact assessment methods, focusing characterisation modelling and normalisation aspects - Development and application of prospective LCA to assess and foresee environmental impacts of e.g. emerging technologies when deployed on the market or future societal transitions - Application of LCA and footprinting within various technology domains/sectors, with emphasis on energy technologies and systems, transport systems (aviation sector, aerospace, road transport, maritime), waste management, food systems and nanotechnologies, etc.