Stijn is a final year PhD candidate at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources. His research is on the use of waste as a resource in global material life cycles. He conducted part of the research at the Center for Industrial Ecology at Yale University. Stijn worked on policies for resource efficiency and the circular economy as a visiting researcher at the UK government. Prior to starting the PhD, Stijn obtained an MSc in Sustainable Energy Technology and an MSc in Public Administration from the University of Twente in the Netherlands.