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Mahdi Ikhlayel

  • PhD (The University of Tokyo)
  • Researcher
  • Tohoku University
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Since graduating his Ph.D. from The University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, Mahdi worked as a Sustainability Consultant and Researcher and as a Project Consultant in Japan. He is currently an Assistant Researcher at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan, and a Senior Consultant at Cimbria Consulting, Texas, U.S. He has further been involved in academia since 2017 as an independent Sustainability Researcher, being working on several research projects. Additionally, he has been a volunteer reviewer since May 2017 for reputable and influential peer-reviewed international journals such as the Journal of Cleaner Production; the Journal of Environmental Management; Resources, Conservation and Recycling journal; and six other journals as well a reviewer for some textbooks. Since May 2017, he has reviewed 90+ peer-received articles and received several reviewers awards. He is a specialist in urban environmental resource management and life cycle assessment; while he also has a keen interest in multi-disciplinary research, including interdisciplinary sustainability science research and how to obtain “win-win” solutions to today’s most complex environmental issues such as resource use and energy.

Recent publications

  • Introducing an Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management System: Assessment in Jordan

    • Ikhlayel M
    • Higano Y
    • Yabar H
    • et al.
  • Life Cycle Assessment of Integrated E-waste Management Systems for Developing Countries: Assessment in Jordan

    • Mahdi Ikhlayel

Professional experience


Tohoku University

February 2019 - Present

Assistant​ ​Researcher​

Ritsumeikan University

June 2018 - Present

Senior Consultant

Cimbria Consulting

June 2018 - February 2019(8 months)

Sustainability Researcher and Consultant

TCO2 Co. Ltd.

September 2016 - February 2017(5 months)



The University of Tokyo

October 2013 - September 2016(3 years)


University of Tsukuba

April 2011 - July 2013(2 years)

B.Eng, Electronics, and Communications Engineering

Al-Ahliyya Amman University

September 2002 - September 2007(5 years)

Co-authors (1)

  • laxmi priya
  • Shannon Rafferty
  • Victor Henning
  • Jonathan Gitlin
  • Charles Ansell