Treating the ecology in IE literally, not metaphorically: Conceptualizing and testing Universal Darwinian evolutionary theories for Industrial Ecology​

Ben Zhu

Delft University of Technology

PhD candidate at Delft University of Technology. My current research is multidisciplinary, engaging in the field of industrial ecology and data science. I am also interested in applying Darwinian evolution thinking into the field of sustainability.


It seems that whenever we talk about the term ‘evolution’, what we really mean is ‘change’ (Nikolić 2015). This is not wrong, but incomplete. The body of literature in evolution has gone beyond biology for... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Mart Lubben (Delft University of Technology)
  2. Ben Zhu (Delft University of Technology)
  3. Igor Nikolic (Delft University of Technology)
  4. Ester van der Voet (cml)
  5. Gijsbert Korevaar (Delft University of Technology)

Topic Areas

• Complexity, resilience and sustainability , • Advances in methods (e.g., life cycle assessment, social impact assessment, resilience a


ThS-19 » LCA and Uncertainty (13:45 - Thursday, 29th June, Room D)

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