My name is Luca Fraccascia. I am a postdoctoral researcher at Department of Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems (IEBIS) of the University of Twente (The Netherlands). I am currently working on the Sharebox H2020 Project, which is aimed at developing and bringing to market a secure platform for the flexible management of industrial symbiosis relationships with intelligent decision support tools. In addition to Industrial Symbiosis, my other research interests are Input-Ouput Models, Agent-based modeling, Economic Complexity, and Smart Cities.
I hold my Master Degree in Management Engineering and my PhD in Mechanical and Management Engineering at Politecnico di Bari (Italy). My PhD Thesis was focused on how to support the emergence of self-organized industrial symbiosis networks and their sustainability over the long period. Before I started my current position, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Politecnico di Bari (Italy).
My research is aimed at supporting companies to enhance their environmental sustainability. Respecting and protecting the environment is not just an ethical choice but a duty, if we are willing to respect the future generations!