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Tom Ligthart

  • Dr
  • Research scientist
  • TNO
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Research interests

SustainabilityNanomaterialsPackagingEconomic valuationLife cycle assessment


Tom Ligthart graduated in environmental and agricultural sciences at Wageningen University in 1996. Thereafter he worked in the area of housing, specialized in sustainable building. His activities included the development of measures for the National Sustainable Building Manuals for housing and the implementation of measures in building and construction projects. At TNO he became an LCA and Sustainability expert. He has developed adaptations and extensions of current LCIA methodology on integration of social factors, industrial safety and health and more realistic modelling of the impact of essential metals. He contributed to FP7 projects on nanomaterials such as LICARA (LCA and socio-economic valuation), SUN (LCA and decision support) and FNN (life cycle approach future nanomaterials). Furthermore he contributed to renewable materials and fuels FP7 projects (BioBuild, PHBottle, BioBoost). Recently he had a part-time secondment at the Top Institute Food & Nutrition developing and applying an LCA-based packaging tool and gave lectures on sustainability of packaging at Dutch universities of applied science.

Co-authors (42)

  • Kenza El Hafid
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  • Techavera noida
  • Muh. Asrul Taufiq Arifuddin
  • Niharika Patel Niharika
  • dinnora jacquline

Publications (5)

  • A nanomaterial release model for waste shredding using a Bayesian belief network

    • Shandilya N
    • Ligthart T
    • van Voorde I
    • et al.
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  • Assessing the social impacts of nano-enabled products through the life cycle: the case of nano-enabled biocidal paint

    • Subramanian V
    • Semenzin E
    • Zabeo A
    • et al.
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  • Environmental benefits of reduced electricity use exceed impacts from lead use for perovskite based tandem solar cell

    • Hauck M
    • Ligthart T
    • Schaap M
    • et al.
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  • LICARA nanoSCAN - A tool for the self-assessment of benefits and risks of nanoproducts

    • van Harmelen T
    • Zondervan-van den Beuken E
    • Brouwer D
    • et al.
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  • Sustainable nanotechnology decision support system: bridging risk management, sustainable innovation and risk governance

    • Subramanian V
    • Semenzin E
    • Hristozov D
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Research scientist


December 2000 - Present

Sustainable building and construction consultant

Royal HaskoningDHV

May 1997 - December 2000(4 years)

Guest researcher

Wageningen Universiteit

January 1995 - April 1996(a year)

PhD student Environmental and Agricultural Sciences

Wageningen Universiteit

January 1990 - January 1995(5 years)


MSc Physical Geography

Universiteit van Amsterdam

September 1979 - April 1986(7 years)