Prof. Dr. Arnold TUKKER
Director & Professor of Industrial Ecology, Leiden University
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Arnold Tukker is the Professor of Industrial Ecology and Scientific director of the Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML, 140 staff) at Leiden University. He retains a small position at the Dutch not for profit research organization TNO. Arnold set up 15 million Euro in EU projects in which the world’s most ambitious and detailed global energy/resource/economic input-output database (EXIOBASE) was built. He leads a EU Marie Curie Innovative Training Network of 15 PhDs researching the circular economy (Circ€uit). Despite working until fall 2013 outside academia, he authored 6 books and 150 refereed papers (h-value 58/19000 citations in Google scholar; h-value 40/8800 citations in Scopus). He was appointed as a member of the European Academy of Sciences in 2018, and recognised by the Web of Science group as a highly cited researcher since 2019.He has been engaged with work of the UN on the Green Economy Initiative, the Resources Panel, and Sustainable Development Goals and delivered over 100 invited speeches on international conferences.