About The Author

Michael Saidani has a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering. His Ph.D. thesis, in the fields of circular economy and sustainability of heavy vehicles, was conducted within the Industrial Engineering Laboratory of CentraleSupélec, University of Paris-Saclay, from 2015 to 2018. During his thesis, he received a Fulbright grant to pursue his research at the University of California-Davis, within the Industrial Ecology Department. Michael is a member of the Design Society and has been elected to the EcoSD network board of directors as young researchers' representative from 2016 to 2018. Also, in parallel with his research projects, he is involved in teaching assignments including mechanical engineering and innovation tutorial classes, eco-design course, and engineer internship supervision.

Michael has a scientific background in Mechanical Engineering: he received his formation from the “Grande Ecole” ENS Cachan where he passed, in 2014 the “Aggregation” of Engineering Sciences, specialized in Mechanical Engineering. Then, he pursued his education at another top-tier French School, Ecole Centrale Paris, where he completed a research master degree in Design Engineering & Management in 2015 (graduated first in this class). Particularly, he successfully initiated, developed and implemented an eco-design approach on the industrial ground during an internship in Switzerland at Liebherr Machines Bulle.

Measuring The Circular Economy’s Performance

Science allows us to understand the mechanisms of the environment we live in as well as how we, as human beings, have an impact on it. As such, human influence and negative impact on climate change, natural habitat destruction, or resource depletion is widely acknowledged. Particularly, the business-as-usual and so-called “take-make-waste” linear industrial production systems