Dr Marco Raugei

Senior Research Fellow


Besides being Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (Faculty of Technology, Design and the Environment), Oxford Brookes University (UK), Dr. Raugei is currently a Visiting Scientist at the Center for Life Cycle Analysis, Columbia University, New York (USA). He is also technical representative in the International Energy Agency PVPS Task 12 - Life Cycle Analysis Component and member of the Global Warming task force of the UNEP – SETAC Life Cycle Initiative.

Dr. Raugei’s research activity towards the integration and further development of complementary methods for environmental sustainability assessment within a common life cycle thinking framework is documented in over 35 scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals, as well as over 80 scientific documents published in conference proceedings, reports, scientific books and encyclopaedias.

Dr. Raugei is Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), and member of the board of tutors of the International PhD Programme ‘Environment, Resources, and Sustainable Development’ at the Parthenope University of Naples (Italy). Dr. Raugei is also a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management (L&H Scientific Publishing), and of BioPhysical Economics and Resource Quality (Springer).

Research activities:

Dr. Raugei has carried out research in the fields of Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), Net Energy Analysis (NEA), environmental management and sustainability analysis, both in the academic and private sectors, in Italy, Spain, the USA and the UK.

Dr. Raugei’s main research interests and the core of his research activity to date have been in (i) theoretical improvement of existing approaches for environmental sustainability assessment, taking into account a wide range of viewpoints and methods, and (ii) their application to energy systems and the development of strategic energy supply scenarios, with special focus on photovoltaic (PV) technologies.

Research projects:

Dr Raugei has worked on several EU, national and international research projects, among which:
  • UK EPSRC project ‘Whole System Impacts and Socio-economics of wide scale PV integration (WISE PV)
  • UK EPSRC project ‘Towards Affordable, Closed-Loop Recyclable Future Low Carbon Vehicle Structures (TARF-LCV)
  • EU FP7 project ‘Materials for Ageing Resistant Li-ion High Energy Storage for the Electric Vehicle (MARS-EV)'
  • LIFE+ 08 project ‘Finding environmental life cycle assessment information on packaging waste management thorough flexible software tools and databases (FENIX)
  • EU Tempus III project ‘Ecosystem Informatics – Development of Postgraduate Curriculum’
  • EU FP6 project ‘New Energy Externalities Development for Sustainability (NEEDS)
  • EU FP6 project ‘Development and Comparison of Sustainability Indicators (DECOIN)’ (http://www.decoin.eu)
  • EU FP5 project PVACCEPT
  • ‘Life Cycle Analysis of CdTe photovoltaic systems, including alternative Cd use and disposal scenarios in the EU’, in collaboration with Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY, USA (principal investigator)
  • 'Life Cycle Inventory of CdTe PV, with special attention to Cd flows and alternative Cd use/disposal scenarios in Europe’, in collaboration with Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY, USA (principal investigator)

Mentorship experience:

  • Mentor for graduate student Enrica Leccisi, Ph.D. (ongoing), Parthenope University of Naples, Italy.
  • Mentor for graduate student Alba Bala Gala, Ph.D. 2015, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Mentor for graduate student Marco Ascione, Ph.D. 2008, University of Parma, Italy
  • Mentor for graduate student Francesco Cherubini, M.Sc. 2006, University of Siena, Italy

Recent peer-reviewed publications (2012 onwards):

Leccisi E., Raugei M., Fthenakis V., 2016. The energy and environmental performance of ground-mounted photovoltaic systems – a timely update. Energies 9(8):622. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en9080622

Jones C., Gilbert P., Raugei M., Leccisi E., Mander S., 2016. An Approach to Prospective Consequential LCA and Net Energy Analysis of Distributed Electricity Generation. Energy Policy, in press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2016.08.030

Cherubini F., Fuglestvedt J., Gasser T., Reisinger A., Cavalett O., Johansson D., Jørgensen S., Raugei R., Shivley G., Strømman A., Tanaka K., Levasseur A., 2016. Bridging the gap between impact assessment methods and climate science. Environmental Science and Policy 64:129-140. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2016.06.019

Levasseur A., Cavalett O., Fuglestvedt J.S., Gasser T., Johansson D.J., Jørgensen S.V., Raugei M., Reisinger A., Schivley G., Stømman A., Tanaka K., Cherubini F., 2016. Enhancing life cycle impact assessment from climate science: Review of recent findings and recommendations for application to LCA. Ecological Indicators 71:163-174. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.06.049

Raugei M., Leccisi E., 2015. A comprehensive assessment of the energy performance of the full range of electricity generation technologies deployed in the United Kingdom. Energy Policy, https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2015.12.011

Ridoutt B., Pfister S.S., Manzardo A., Bare J., Boulay A.-M., Cherubini F., Fantkte P., Frischknecht R., Hauschild M., Hellweg S., Henderson A., Jolliet O., Levasseur A., Margni M., McKone T., Michelsen O., Milà i Canals L., Page G., Pant R., Raugei M., Sala S., Verones F. Area of Concern: A new paradigm in life cycle assessment for the development of footprint indicators. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11367-015-1011-7

Raugei M., Morrey D., Hutchinson A., Winfield P. A Coherent Life Cycle Assessment of a Range of Lightweighting Strategies for Compact Vehicles. Journal of Cleaner Production, in press. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.05.100

Bala Gala A., Raugei M., Ripa M., Ulgiati S. Dealing with waste products and flows in Life Cycle Assessment and Emergy Accounting: methodological overview and synergies. Ecological Modelling, https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.03.004

Carbajales-Dale M., Raugei M., Barnhart C.J., Fthenakis V. Energy return on investment (EROI) of solar PV: an attempt at reconciliation. Proceedings of the IEEE, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPROC.2015.2438471

Ridoutt B., Fantkte P., Pfister S.S., Bare J., Boulay A.-M., Cherubini F., Frischknecht R., Hauschild M., Hellweg S., Henderson A., Jolliet O., Levasseur A., Margni M., McKone T., Michelsen O., Milà i Canals L., Page G., Pant R., Raugei M., Sala S., Saouter E., Verones F., 2015. Making sense of the minefield of footprint indicators. Environmental Science & Technology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.5b00163

Bala Gala A., Raugei M., Fullana-i-Palmer P., 2015. Introducing a new method for calculating the environmental credits of end-of-life material recovery in attributional LCA. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11367-015-0861-3

Raugei M., Carbajales-Dale M., Barnhart C.J., Fthenakis V. Rebuttal: "Comments on 'Energy intensities, EROIs (energy returned on invested), and energy payback times of electricity generating power plants' - Making clear of quite some confusion". Energy, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2014.12.060

Raugei M., El Fakir O., Wang L., Lin J., Morrey D., 2014. Life cycle assessment of the potential environmental benefits of a novel hot forming process in automotive manufacturing. Journal of Cleaner Production, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.07.037

Arzoumanidis I., Fullana-i-Palmer P., Raggi A., Gazulla C., Raugei M., Benveniste G., Anglada M., 2014. Unresolved issues in the accounting of biogenic carbon exchanges in the wine sector. Journal of Cleaner Production, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.06.073

Assiego de Larriva R., Calleja Ramos G., Cejudo López J.M., Raugei M., Fullana i Palmer P., 2014. A decision-making LCA for energy refurbishment of buildings: conditions of comfort. Energy and Buildings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2013.11.049

Raugei M., Rugani B., Benetto E., Ingwersen W.W., 2012. Integrating Emergy into LCA: potential added value and lingering obstacles. Ecological Modelling, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2012.11.025

Raugei M., Fullana-i-Palmer P., Fthenakis V., 2012. The Energy Return on Energy Investment (EROI) of Photovoltaics: Methodology and Comparisons with Fossil Fuel Life Cycles. Energy Policy, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2012.03.008

Raugei M., 2012. Energy Pay-Back Time: methodological caveats and future scenarios. Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pip.1249

Brown M.T., Raugei M., Ulgiati S., 2012. On boundaries and ‘investments’ in Emergy Synthesis and LCA. A case study on thermal vs. photovoltaic electricity. Ecological Indicators, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2011.09.021

Raugei M., Isasa M., Fullana-i-Palmer P., 2012. Potential Cd emissions from end-of-life CdTe PV. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11367-011-0348-9

Marco Raugei


Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Oxford Brookes University
Wheatley Campus
United Kingdom