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Mutel, Chris Dr.

Telephone: +41 56 310 5787

Current Responsibilities

Chris joined the Paul Scherrer Institute as a staff scientist in 2014. In the Technology Assessment group, he works to advance the science of life cycle assessment (LCA) through new methodologies, better understanding of uncertainty and sensitivity, and meta-analysis. He is currently active on several projects related to the future electricity and mobility, and alkaline fuel cells. In addition to his responsibilities at PSI, he teaches a PhD seminar at ETH Zürich, works for the ecoinvent centre, and is a reviewer for numerous scientific journals. He also maintains a personal blog about LCA software development and methodology.

Education and previous activities

Chris received his doctoral degree from ETH Zürich in 2012, and wrote his dissertation on the computational methodology of regionalized LCA. From 2012-2014, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the same institution, continuing his research, as well and teaching and supervising Masters and PhD students. He has published on sensitivity and uncertainty analysis, regionalization, neural networks, agricultural production and inventory data, and land and water use in LCA. He has also written numerous open-source software programs, including the Brightway2 LCA framework.

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