Irene Mazzei

Edinburgh Napier University / Stoane Lighting

Irene received her PhD in Chemistry in 2022, after completing her BSc and MSc in Materials Science in 2016 and 2018. The projects she’s worked on have always been motivated by sustainability, and spaced from the development of sustainable materials for gas capture and separation to feedstock valorisation considering the principles of Green Chemistry.

She is strongly motivated by the need to have real initiatives to promote sustainability and recognises the importance of sharing knowledge within the industry on how to tackle these issues.

Since 2022 she has been working as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate with Edinburgh Napier University and Stoane Lighting on a project funded by UKRI’s Innovate UK and focused on the application of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in the lighting industry. To do so, she has been working in direct contact with lighting designers and manufacturers on the quantification of the environmental impacts of lighting products using LCA and other methodologies. She is involved in the dissemination of her sustainability studies, academically and commercially. In 2023, she was Technical Lead in the working group focused on the creation of a lighting-dedicated version of CIBSE TM65 embodied carbon assessment methodology – TM65.2.