Dr. Suren ERKMAN

Chairman of the Board


PhD Environmental Sciences

Areas of expertise

Industrial ecology, sustainable resource management, eco-industrial development, industrial symbioses, eco-innovation, scientific communications for the general public


French, English, German


Suren studied philosophy and biology at the University of Geneva and earned his PhD in Environmental Sciences from the University of Technology at Troyes.

After working for several years as a science and business journalist, Suren founded several companies: Institute for Communication and Analysis of Science and Technology (ICAST, Geneva), Council on Industrial Ecology (EIC, Paris), and Resource Optimization Initiative (ROI, Bangalore).

Suren is also a professor and head of the industrial ecology group at the University of Lausanne (IPTEH).

… Outside the office 

After work? I’m not sure I understand the question.…

Sofies SA Team

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