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Professor of Environmental Chemical Engineering, University of Manchester

Adisa holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Environmental Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Environmental Systems Analysis. She is Professor of Sustainable Chemical Engineering in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science. She heads Sustainable Industrial Systems, an internationally-leading research group applying principles of sustainable development and life cycle thinking in industrial practice. Her research interests include sustainable production and consumption, life cycle sustainability assessment and corporate sustainability. She is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Sustainable Production and Consumption published by Elsevier. She is also Editor-in-Chief of Process Safety and Environmental Protection, also published by Elsevier.

Adisa has held a number of fellowships and honorary appointments, some of which include fellowships from the Royal Academy of Engineering, UNESCO and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). She was awarded the IChemE Award for Outstanding Achievements in Chemical and Process Engineering in 2010 and the GSK/CIA Innovation Award in 2011 for masterminding the CCaLC carbon footprinting tool for industry ( In 2020 she was appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for her services to sustainability and carbon footprinting. For more information, visit