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Federico Magalini

Research Associate

Federico Magalini
UNU-ISP SCYCLE, Bonn, Germany
+49 (0)228-815-0214/0271

Federico Magalini, a mechanical engineer, holds a PhD in Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering from Politecnico di Milano University. He focuses his research activities on e-waste management and is an author of more than 25 publications in national and international journals and conference proceedings, as well as co-author of the first Italian book on e-waste management, published in 2005.

His main interests lie in the relationship between policy design and e-waste take-back systems performances.

As a Research Associate at UNU-ISP SCYCLE, Federico has been working with the Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP) Initiative on e-waste, especially active in Task Force Policy and Legislation. Recently Federico has been part of the team carrying out one of the studies for the European Commission on the review of the WEEE Directive as well as providing contributions to the sustainable innovation and technology transfer industrial sector study on “Recycling – From E-waste to Resources”.

Since 2008 Federico has also been working as Quality & Operations Manager at the Italian take-back system, Ecoped & Ridomus, in addition to his UNU-related activities.

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