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DIF Podcast Circular Economy Decoded: The Role of 3D printing

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  • Alysia Garmulewicz

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In order to more effectively manage resource flows and design out waste in the economy, new approaches are needed in manufacturing and design. In a conversation with Dr. Alysia Garmulewicz, this podcast discusses the application of 3D-printing as a design and manufacturing tool and how new materials can provide alternatives to old industry standards.


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Alysia Garmulewicz

Alysia Garmulewicz

Associate Professor at Universidad de Santiago de Chile Founder and Director of Materiom

Alysia Garmulewicz is an Associate Professor of the Circular Economy at the Facultad de Administración y Economía, Universidad de Santiago de Chile. She is also an Associate Fellow at the CABDyN Complexity Centre, Saïd Business School, at the University of Oxford. Alysia researches digital fabrication and the circular economy, with a particular focus on open data and local material markets for 3D printing. In 2015 Alysia completed her Doctorate from the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, where she studied 3D printing in the commons. Her work incorporated data from Fab Labs and the user community of the Ultimaker 3D printer. Alysia holds a Masters of Philosophy from the Department of Geography, University of Oxford, and a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Carleton University, Canada.

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Piyush Dhawan

Piyush Dhawan

German Chancellor Fellow 2017-18

Piyush is an environmentalist and an experienced sustainability project manager with a background in Corporate Social Responsibility. Piyush worked with the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) in India and in Germany for five years, where he worked as a National Advisor for Business and Biodiversity. Last year, Piyush won the prestigious German Chancellor Fellowship which is funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Piyush was born and brought up in New Delhi, India. Seeing the appalling state of air pollution in his home city, he decided to research how the principles of Circular Economy could be incorporated in an urban context. In the past years, Piyush has represented India as a fellow in European Forum Alpbach, Global Environment Summer Academy (GESA) and Global Thinkers Mentors program.

Elana Harrison

Elana Harrison

German Chancellor Fellow 2017-18

Elana Harrison is an MBA Candidate at HHL Leipzig and an experienced public policy professional with a passion for innovation and sustainability. She previously worked as the Assistant Director of Professional Education at the Environmental Law Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank and membership organization. In this role, she designed educational programs for lawyers and members of the civil service on emerging legal issues, from the use of drones in environmental monitoring to the impact of Brexit on international environmental law. Elana earned a B.A. in International Relations and German from Hendrix College, where she graduated Cum Laude and With Distinction. As a 2017-2018 German Chancellor Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Elana studied the emergence of circular economy and sustainability in German businesses, interviewing startup founders in Munich, Berlin, and Leipzig.

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