Pietro Guarato is a post-doctoral researcher in the Industrial Ecology group, led by Prof. Suren Erkman, at the Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics within the Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Lausanne.
His research aims at quantitatively assessing the anthropogenic impact on the global carbon cycle and the long-term sustainability of establishing «anthropogenic carbon loops» within the economy. This research is funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) through the MELiSSA Foundation and is in part conducted in collaboration with an important MELiSSA partner, Sherpa Engineering (Paris). It takes place in the context of the deployment of technologies of carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) and carbon dioxide capture and utilization (CCU) as mitigation methods of the anthropogenic climate change. This topic is inquired from both a scientific perspective on one side, and a public policies and property rights one on the other.
Pietro received his PhD in Physics from the University of Geneva and his Master’s degree in the same discipline from the University of Padova. He also received a Master of Advanced Studies in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Lausanne.
Topic of study: Closing anthropogenic carbon loops: towards implementing a circular economy