About me


Hi there! My name is David Font Vivanco and I am a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Institute of Sustainable Resources – University College London (UCL).

I am an environmental scientist by training and obtained a Ph.D in Industrial Ecology from Leiden University. I also have professional experience in the fields of industrial and municipal waste management and environmental economics.

My research interest focuses on the intersection between technology, economy and society, and the application of interdisciplinary approaches for environmental assessment that combine technology detail with economic completeness and behavioral realism. Topical areas of interest include rebound effects, transport, eco-innovation, sustainable consumption, waste management and renewable energies.

Related publications

Font Vivanco, D., 2016. The rebound effect through industrial ecology’s eyes: the case of transport eco-innovation. PhD Thesis. Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML), Faculty of Science, Leiden University. [https://openaccess.leidenuniv.nl/handle/1887/38352]

Font Vivanco, D., van der Voet, E., 2014. The rebound effect through industrial ecology’s eyes: a review of LCA-based studies. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 19 (12), 1933-1947. [doi: 10.1007/s11367-014-0802-6]

Font Vivanco, D., McDowall, W., Freire-González, J., Kemp, R., van der Voet, E., 2016. The foundations of the environmental rebound effect and its contribution towards a general framework. Ecological Economics 125: 60-69. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2016.02.006]

Font Vivanco, D. Kemp, R., van der Voet, E., 2016. How to deal with the rebound effect? A policy-oriented approach. Energy Policy 94: 114-125. [doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2016.03.054].

Font Vivanco, D, Freire-Gonzalez, J., Kemp, R., van der Voet, E., 2014. The remarkable environmental rebound effect of electric cars: A microeconomic approach. Environmental Science & Technology 48 (20), 12063–12072. [doi: 10.1021/es5038063]