Other research activities

April, 2024: International Upcycling Festival 2024 Day 1 Academic Conference at De Montfort University as a culminating event of the International Upcycling Research Network project funded by AHRC [AH/W007134/1]. More photos here.  

March, 2024: Invited presentation in the 113th Colloquium of the Graduate School of Environmental Studies (GSES) at Seoul National University in South Korea to present and discuss 'Upcycling Research'. 

September, 2023: Invited seminar in Design Department at Ulsan National Institute of Sciece and Technology (UNIST) in South Korea to present and discuss 'Design research for upcycling, circular economy and net zero'. 

April, 2023: Invited seminar by The Responsible Design Research Group in the School of Design and Creative Arts at Loughborough University to present and discuss my 10 years of research on sustainable production and consumption by upcycling. 

January, 2023: Seminar on Upcycling in Australia and Europe at De Montfort University (online) co-organised with the University of Botswana supported by the AHRC-funded International Upcycling Research Network.


November, 2022: Seminar on Upcycling in Americas at De Montfort University (online) co-organised with the University of Botswana supported by the AHRC-funded International Upcycling Research Network.


October, 2022: Seminar on Upcycling in Asia at De Montfort University (online) co-organised with the University of Botswana supported by the AHRC-funded International Upcycling Research Network.


September, 2022: Seminar on Upcycling in Africa at De Montfort University (online) co-organised with the University of Botswana supported by the AHRC-funded International Upcycling Research Network.

June, 2022: Net Zero Conference 2022, ‘Research Journeys in/to Net Zero: Current and Future Research Leaders in the Midlands, UK  at De Montfort University (hybrid) co-organised with Loughborough University supported by DMU Vice Chancellor's Future Research Leaders Programme development fund.

2021-2022: Guest editing the Special Issue of Sustainability Sustainable Consumption and Production by Upcycling: Advances in Science and Practices”. 

September, 2020: International Upcycling Symposium 2020 - Research and Practice at De Montfort University (online) co-organised with Lund University, Nottingham Trent University and Newcastle University (symposium programme) funded by DMU Faculty Research and Enterprise Fund.

Symposium videos: (i) Keynote Speech, "Upcycling: Value and values in a circular economy" by Prof. Tim Cooper; (ii) Session 1: Design, engineering and the upcycled; (iii) Session 2: Upcycling practice and practitioners; (iv) Session 3: Upcycling in fashion & textiles and education

April, 2020: Guest seminar, "Understanding and scaling up upcycling for transition towards a circular economy" for postgraduate students in Industrial Design at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. 

April, 2018: Design workshop, "Sustainable design and product development with circular economy and upcycling" for 2nd year undergradaute students in Industrial Design Department, School of Engineering, University of Liverpool, funded by University of Liverpool.