Ciprian Cimpan

IRFD Postdoctoral fellow, Industrial Ecology Programme

Background and activities

I am a postdoctoral fellow funded by the Danish Independent Research Fund (IRFD).

In my current work, I aim to elaborate a modelling framework which enables measuring, at relative high resolution, potential effects of circularity interventions in the EU Plastics Sector on resource efficiency and environmental impacts. The modelling approach will combine a higher sectoral resolution given by material flow analysis (MFA) and process-based life cycle assessment (LCA), with the economy-wide completeness of input-output analysis (IOA).


I have a PhD in Energy and Environmental Efficient Technologies (2016) from the University of Southern Denmark (SDU). My research work at SDU involved environmental and techno-economic analysis of collection, sorting and treatment systems for municipal solid waste, circular economy in electronics and e-waste, and the role of waste-to-energy in the Danish energy system.

Scientific publications

Lima, P.D.M., Olivo, F., Paulo, P.L., Schalch, V., Cimpan, C. (2019). Life Cycle Assessment of prospective MSW management based on integrated management planning in Campo Grande, Brazil. Waste Management. 90, 59–71.

Pizarro-Alonso, A., Cimpan. C., Münster, M. (2018). The climate footprint of imports of combustible waste in systems with high shares of district heating and variable renewable energy. Waste Management. Waste Management. 79, 800-814.

Pizarro-Alonso, A., Cimpan, C., Ljunggren Söderman, M., Ravn, H. & Münster, M. (2018). The economic value of imports of combustible waste in systems with high shares of district heating and variable renewable energy. Waste Management. 79, 324-338.

Lima, P.D.M., Colvero, D.A., Gomes, A.P., Wenzel, H., Schalch, V., Cimpan, C. (2018). Environmental assessment of existing and alternative options for management of municipal solid waste in Brazil. Waste Management. 78, 857–870.

Parajuly, K., Thapa, K.B., Cimpan, C., Wenzel, H. (2018). Electronic waste and informal recycling in Kathmandu, Nepal: challenges and opportunities. J. Mater. Cycles Waste Manag. 20, 656–666.

Cimpan, C., Maul, A., Wenzel, H., Pretz, T. (2016) Techno-economic assessment of central sorting at material recovery facilities - the case of lightweight packaging waste. Journal of Cleaner Production 112, 4387-4397.

Parajuly, K., Habib, K., Cimpan, C., Liu, G., Wenzel, H. (2016) End-of-life resource recovery from emerging electronic products: a case study of robotic vacuum cleaners. Journal of Cleaner Production 137, 652-666.

Cimpan, C., Rothmann, M., Hamelin, L., Wenzel, H. (2015). Towards increased recycling of household waste: Documenting cascading effects and material efficiency of commingled recyclables and biowaste collection. Journal of Environmental Management 157, 69-83.

Cimpan, C., Maul, A., Jansen, M., Pretz, T., Wenzel, H. (2015). Central sorting and recovery of MSW recyclable materials: A review of technological state-of-the-art, cases, practice and implications for materials recycling. Journal of Environmental Management 156, 181-199.

Cimpan, C. & Wenzel, H. (2013) Energy implications of mechanical and mechanical-biological treatment compared to direct waste-to-energy. Waste Management 33, 1648-16.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

Journal publications