Dr Amani Maalouf
Senior Research Associate, Oxford Sustainable Finance Group
Dr. Amani Maalouf is a Senior Research Associate at Oxford Sustainable Finance Group, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering. Her work applies interdisciplinary methods, such as environmental life cycle assessment, socio-economic analysis, life cycle costing, emission accounting, and material flow analysis; to enable informed decision-making on waste management, renewable energy, circular economy, sustainable finance, and climate change mitigations.
She has a distinguished record of international publications in high-impact peer-reviewed journals, conferences, and book chapters. She equally contributed to international scientific reports, strategies, and professional expert consultation reports. Her expertise in waste management resulted in invitations to chair conference sessions, participate in numerous scientific conference committees, and be an invited speaker at highly recognized international conferences. She equally serves the academic community as a regular peer-reviewer, guest editor, and on the editorial board of international journals. Her research collaboration outputs received prestigious international awards, including the Springer Excellence Paper Award in 2018. She managed to engage herself with the local and international communities by contributing to many newspaper articles and interviews to spread awareness of different environmental issues. Her work has been also featured on many international TV channels.
Amani has a strong track record of projects and engagements with international institutions. Her international experience includes collaboration on projects in more than ten countries. She worked as a senior expert and team leader on multiple research and development projects funded by international institutions (e.g., World Bank, UNEP, UNDP, International Solid Waste Association, European Investment Bank, European Commission, Royal Academy of Engineering).
Selected Journal Articles
- Maalouf, A., Agamuthu, P (2023). Waste Management Evolution in the last five decades in Developing Countries. Waste Management & Research.
- Di Maria, F., Maalouf A. Application of Entropy-Based Ecologic Indicators for Intrinsic Sustainability Assessment of EU27 Member States Waste Management Systems at Technosphere Level. Sustainability. 2023; 15(1):833.
- Maalouf, A., Okoroafor, T., Gahr, S., Ernits, K., Meissner, D., & Resalati, S. (2023). Environmental performance of Kesterite monograin module production in comparison to thin-film technology. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 251, 112161.
- Okoroafor, T., Maalouf, A., Oez, S., Babu, V., Wilk, B., & Resalati, S. (2022). Life cycle assessment of inkjet printed perovskite solar cells. Journal of Cleaner Production, 133665.
- Di Maria, F., Cesari, D., Maalouf, A. (2022). Intrinsic sustainability assessment at technosphere level by adapting entropy based ecologic indicators. A preliminary analysis for some main waste treatment processes. Science of The Total Environment, 838, Part 1.
- Resalati, S., Okoroafor, T., Maalouf, A., Saucedo, E., & Placidi, M. (2022). Life cycle assessment of different chalcogenide thin-film solar cells. Applied Energy, 313, 118888.
- Maalouf, A., & Mavropoulos, A. (2022). Re-assessing global municipal solid waste generation. Waste Management & Research.
- Sisani, F., Maalouf, A., & Di Maria, F. (2021). Environmental and energy performances of the Italian municipal solid waste incineration system in a life cycle perspective. Waste Management & Research.
- Maalouf A, Maalouf H. Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on medical waste management in Lebanon. Waste Management & Research. 2021;39 (1_suppl): 45-55. doi:10.1177/0734242X211003970.
- Maalouf, A., Cook, E., Velis, C. A., Mavropoulos, A., Godfrey, L., & Kamariotakis, H. (2020, December 5). From dumpsites to engineered landfills: A systematic review of risks to occupational and public health.
- Maalouf, A., Mavropoulos, A., & El-Fadel, M. (2020). Global municipal solid waste infrastructure: Delivery and forecast of uncontrolled disposal. Waste Management & Research, 38(9), 1028-1036.
- Maalouf, A., & El-Fadel, M. (2020). Optimizing emissions and carbon credit from integrated solid waste and wastewater management: A MATLAB-based model with a Graphical User Interface (v1). MethodsX, 7, 100839.
- Maalouf, A., & El-Fadel, M. 2020. A novel software for optimizing emissions and carbon credit from solid waste and wastewater management. Science of The Total Environment, 714, 136736.
- Maalouf, A., Di Maria, F., & El-Fadel, M., 2019. Economic and environmental consequences of implementing an EU model for collecting and separating wastes system in Lebanon. Waste Management & Research, 37(12), 1261–1270.
- Maalouf, A., & Chalak, A., 2019. Farmers’ Willingness to Pay for Establishing a Collective Postharvest Refrigeration Unit. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 9(1), 1-11
- Sisani, F., Maalouf, A., Di Maria, F., Lasagni, M., El-Fadel, M., 2019. Increasing material and energy recovery from waste facilities: Human health and ecosystem implications. Detritus, 5, 126-131.
- Maalouf, A., & El-Fadel, M. (2019). Life cycle assessment for solid waste management in Lebanon: Economic implications of carbon credit. Waste Management & Research, 37(1_suppl), 14–26.
- Maalouf, A., & El-Fadel, M. (2019). Towards improving emissions accounting methods in waste management: A proposed framework. Journal of cleaner production, 206, 197-210.
- Maalouf, A., & El-Fadel, M., 2018. Aggregated and disaggregated data about default emission factors in emissions accounting methods from the waste sector. Data in Brief, 21, 568-575.
- Maalouf, A., & El-Fadel, M., 2018. Carbon footprint of integrated waste management systems with implications of food waste diversion into the wastewater stream. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 133, 263-277.
- Maalouf, A., & El-Fadel, M., 2017. Effect of a food waste disposer policy on solid waste and wastewater management with economic implications of environmental externalities. Waste Management, 69, 455-462.