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Miguel Fernandez Astudillo

Miguel Fernandez Astudillo

Miguel completed his Master degree in Industrial Engineering at Oviedo University in Spain and a Master in Waste & Resource Management at Cranfield University. The thesis project was a Life Cycle Assessment of Agricultural production in UK, with Prof. Dr. Adrian Williams.

He has also worked for TOTAL in France using CFD for gas dispersion analysis, as energy consultant in Spain and more recently, in the ECDD Project in the Comoros, using geographical information systems (GIS) to help community based landscape management, integrating improved livelihoods and sustainable management of natural resources.

He’s now working with the Silk Group in the data collection and life cycle analysis (LCA) of geographically and technologically differing sericultural and silk processing systems, evaluating them in the light of sustainability and environmental impacts.


Recent News

November 2019

Prof. Fritz Vollrath and colleagues from the Fudan University in China are widely covered in the news for their discovery of a means to produce fake Rhino horns using horse hair. Hopes are that this product may undermine the illegal market for rhino horn, and demistify the properties of rhino horn. View Here


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