Michael Martin (SUF Lab Leader)
Michael Martin is a Senior Researcher at IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and Adjunct Professor of Sustainable Production and Consumption Systems at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Systems Analysis and Environmental Management and has extensive experience from the research field of industrial ecology, including industrial symbiosis, circular production systems, urban agriculture, and sustainability assessments across stakeholder categories to promote sustainable production and consumption. His research is focused on assessing and improving the sustainability and resilience of urban and regional food systems in collaboration with many of the urban and vertical farms in Sweden. He enjoys being a hobby urban farmer and spends his spare time in the outdoors, his garden, and is an avid hobby garage vertical and mushroom farmer.
Maria J. Bustamante is a Postdoc at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. She recently completed her PhD at the Department of Marketing and Strategy at the Stockholm School of Economics. As a former farm girl turned urbanite, Maria is combining her personal experience in farming and professional experience in regional economic development, technology and entrepreneurship to research how new technology and innovation is creating alternative forms and practices of agricultural production. Her research explores how both incumbent and start-up firms are managing the challenges of implementing these technologies within a broader agricultural system as they seek to reach both economic and environmental goals.
Rebecka Milestad is an agronomist and researcher at the Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, KTH. She has a PhD in rural development from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and a docentship in environmental strategies research from KTH. Her research is interdisciplinary and systems oriented, focusing on farm resilience, consumer-producer links, multifunctional agriculture, urban agriculture, and local organic food networks.
Elvira Molin is an industrial PhD student at IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and KTH. She finished her masters at KTH 2017 in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure and has since worked for IVL in various projects concerning food, sustainability and public procurement. The food interest goes deep in both handling and working with food and she has a previous career working as a chef in restaurant kitchens.
Elisabet (Lisa) Henriksson (Industrial PhD Candidate)
Lisa joined the team in April 2023. Lisa has a Master’s degree in Agricultural Sciences and an Agronomist degree from the Swedish Agricultural University. Before joining IVL, she worked with aquaponics and associated circular food and feed production. She is employed as an Industrial Ph.D. candidate at IVL connected to KTH and will be working with projects to promote resource efficiency, circularity, and conduct sustainability assessments of future urban and circular food production systems.
Master Thesis Students (Current)
Aina Cabrol (Delft/IVL)
Axel Karlsson (IVL/KTH)
Elena Robles (IVL/UPC)
Mio Fagerström (KTH)
Emma Westling (KTH)