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Aristide Athanassiadis

Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Aristide is a full-time Postdoctoral Researcher and part-time Lecturer at Université Libre de Bruxelles. Aristide finished a joint-PhD between Université Libre de Bruxelles and University of Melbourne on the topic of comprehensive urban environmental assessments including concepts such as Urban Metabolism, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Circular Economy, Urban Ecosystems, Material Flow Analysis, etc. In addition, holding a MSc of Architectural Engineer (2010) and a 4Cities Erasmus Mundus Master in Urban Studies (2012), his fields of interest revolve around the built environment and its complex interactions with society and the environment. During the last years, he has collaborated and worked with/for several universities, research centres, environmental administrations, NGOs, youth organisations and consultancy firms on a great variety of projects on urban metabolism and circular economy. Aristide co-created the open-source urban metabolism initiative Metabolism Of Cities that aims to bring together people, data and publications in one central place. Finally, he has carried out research stays at Université Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and at EPFL with global experts of his field and has been awarded numerous times for his findings.


  • 2016–present
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Université Libre de Bruxelles