The Imperial Network of Excellence in Sustainability through Life Cycle Approaches brings together and connects life cycle-related research and researchers across Imperial College London. The Imperial Life Cycle Network also connects its members to the wider life cycle community, linking to external practitioners and groups active in using and applying the life cycle concept and related methodologies for sustainable development. The purpose of the Network is to foster collaborations and facilitate networking, as well as to share knowledge and contribute to advancements within the life cycle field.

Governance structure

The Imperial Network of Excellence in Sustainability through Life Cycle Approaches is hosted by the Centre for Environmental Policy (CEP) in the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Imperial College London. The co-leaders of the Network are Dr Mireille Rack and Dr Onesmus Mwabonje. The Network is further governed by an Advisory Board and a Steering Committee.

The Advisory Board provides high-level input regarding the Network’s overall strategic direction, advising on its aims, activities and development. The Advisory Board structure includes a Chair, an internal Imperial College London (ICL) board and external board members, see list below.

The Steering Committee is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Network. The committee is led by a Chair and consists of representative(s) from the participating ICL departments, see list below.

Network committee members

Internal Advisory Board members

Centre for Environmental Policy

Facaulty of Natural Science 

Chemical Engineering


Mechanical Engineering

Business School

External Advisory Board members

  • Dr Aiduan Borrion, UCL
  • Bryan Hartlin, ERM
  • Professor Richard Murphy, University of Surrey
  • Dr Sarah Sim, Unilever
  • Dr Sandy Smith, Sphera (previously thinkstep)
  • Dr Carly Whittaker, Department for Transport

Steering Committee members