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Senior Science Leader, CSIRO

Dr Heinz Schandl is a senior science leader at the CSIRO Land & Water Division. His research informs evidence based policies for sustainable consumption and production, resource efficiency, waste minimization and the circular economy. He is the president of the International Society of Industrial Ecology, a member of the UNEP International Resource Panel and an adjunct professor at the Graduate School for Environmental Studies at Nagoya University, Japan. He is the waste mission lead for the National Environmental Science Program (NESP) Sustainable Communities and Waste Hub and a member of the Recycling and Clean Energy taskforce for the Modern Manufacturing Initiative.


  • 2006–present
    Senior Science Leader, CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences
  • 2011–present
    Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Japan


  • 2001 
    University of Vienna, Austria, PhD Sociology
  • 1997 
    University of Vienna, MA Social and Economic Sciences