LCA Young Scientist Award winner

Wednesday, 12 June, 2019

During the SETAC annual meeting in Helsinki in May the SETAC,  Peter James Joyce, Postdoctoral Researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, was awarded the Europe LCA Young Scientist Award. 

We would like to congratulate James for an outstanding achievement in the LCA field !

What has been your main research contribution to the LCA field?

– I’d say my main research contribution to the LCA field is in making life cycle thinking and life cycle assessment techniques accessible to a wider audience. This has been both through creating LCA based tools and software e.g. lcopt and lcopt-cv, and through the development of new semi-quantitative life cycle thinking approaches (e.g. red-flags assessment).

What is your main message you would like to share with the life cycle community?

– The actions we need take to address our current environmental crisis need to be underpinned by a strong evidence base, both to persuade policy and decision-makers and to ensure that these actions actually likely to be effective. LCA and life cycle thinking can and should play an important role in this. In order for this to happen, we need to continue to explore the potential for ex-ante life cycle approaches, work closely with researchers, designers and product developers to integrate life cycle thinking at the earliest possible stage in their processes, and broaden the pool of people able to use life cycle approaches to gather and interpret valuable environmental evidence.


About the Europe Young Scientist LCA Award:

The SETAC Europe Young Scientist LCA Award recognizes exceptional achievements by a young scientist in the field of life cycle assessment, for example, an extraordinary Ph.D. thesis that provides a significant contribution to LCA development and implementation. This award is dedicated for one individual researcher or a group.

You can read about the selection progress and the winners here.


Read more:

If you would like to follow James Joyce work, follow –

Google scholar profile:

Lcopt – on github: and/or the documentation:

Twitter @KTH_James


Text: Sara Palander, Jenny Lagergren
Photo: James Joyce