CURRENT POSITION
> Postdoctoral Research Fellow – UKRI Interdisciplinary Centre for Circular Metals at Brunel University London. Link. Link.
> CircularMetal representative – CE-Hub ECR Working Group for the UKRI National Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Research Programme
> Circular Design ForumCDF agenda manager – January 2023.

PARTICIPATION IN EXTERNAL RESEARCH UNITS AND PROJECTS
> Circular Economy Specialist
Circular Economy Alliance (CEA). Link.
> Research Fellow – Circular Economy Research Center (CERC), École des Ponts ParisTech, Business School, Paris (FR). Link.
> FIND – Future, Innovation Design: Industria 4.0, Economia Circolare and User Experience Design. University Iuav of Venice, Venice (IT). Link.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
> Advisor and founding member, Committee for the enhancement of the PhD in Italy. Link.


KEYWORDS
Design for Circular Economy; Circular Business Models; Product-Service Systems; Codesign; Futures Studies; Open Design.


PROFESSIONAL CAREER
> 10/2019 – 10/2019 – Visiting researcher, Brunel University London, Design for Sustainability Research Group, London, UK.
> 01/2014 – 12/2016 – Industrial Design Freelance.
> 09/2012 – 03/2013 – Postgraduate research fellow in Biomimicry Design,  University of Camerino at Kontra, Istanbul, TR.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE
> 01/2023 – 05/2023 – Assistant professor of Fabrizio Ceschin – Sustainable Design (2022/3). Brunel University London, UK.
> 01/02/2022 – 02/06/2022 – Adjunct Professor, Masterclass in Sustainable and Circular Design, University Iuav of Venice, Venice, IT. Link.
> 07 – 08/09/2021 – Lecture for Module 2: Circular product design for material criticality mitigation. Online PhD Summer School “Going circular with Critical Raw Materials” organised by Politecnico di Milano School of Management. Link. Link.
> 22/01/2021 – 24/04/2021 – Adjunct Professor, Masterclass in Sustainable and Circular Design, University Iuav of Venice, Venice, IT. Link.
> 12/02/2018 – 15/02/2018 – Tutorial Assistance (Prof. David Peck), Politecnico di Milano, School of Management (MBA), Milan, IT. Link.
> 05/2017 – Course Facilitator in a MOOC (with Prof. David Peck), Engineering Design for a Circular Economy, Delft University of Technology, Delft, NL. Link 1. Link 2. Link 3. Link 4. Link 5. Link 6.
> 01/02/2017 – 15/07/2017 – Tutorial Assistance (Prof. Ali Filippini), Bachelor in Design, University of the Republic of San Marino, SM.
> 06/02/2017 – 06/02/2017 – Adjunct Professor, International Master in Business for Arts and Culture, Istituto Europeo di Design (IED), Venice, IT.


ONGOING PROJECTS
> Founder of Circular Design Tool, an online tool for managers and designers. Link (alpha version).
> Co-organizer of My PhD Mentor platform, a tool to mentoring PhD students. Link.


EDUCATION
> 10/2016 – 04/2020 – PhD in Design Science (summa cum laude), Title of thesis: Multiple Design Perspectives for the Transition to the Circular Economy. Managing Design Strategies Between Systems, Designers and Time, University Iuav of Venice, Venice, IT. Certificate.
> 09/2009 – 04/2012 – Master in Design (summa cum laude), University of Camerino, Ascoli Piceno, IT.
> 10/2006 – 10/2009 – Bachelor in Product and Environmental Design (summa cum laude), University of Camerino, Ascoli Piceno, IT.


RESEARCH INTERESTS
> Design for the Circular Economy
> Product-Service Systems Design
> Socio-technical Systems Design
> Design for 2050
> Designing for Transition


PUBLICATIONS
> Franconi, A., Ceschin, F., Harrison, D. & Godsell, J., (2024). Navigating the Transition: Pathways to a Circular Metal Economy in the UK. The Interdisciplinary Centre For Circular Metals. ISBN 9781908549600.
> Franconi, A., Ceschin, F., Godsell, J., & Harrison, D. (2023). Circular Business Models for Metals. The Interdisciplinary Centre For Circular Metals. ISBN 9781908549587.
> Franconi, A., Ceschin, F., Godsell, J., Harrison, D., Mate, O.-A., & Konteh, T. (2023). Co-creating sociotechnical visions for a circular metal economy transition in the UK. In PLATE Conference Proceedings. Helsinki, Finland.
> Franconi, A., Ceschin, F., Terzioğlu, N., Corsini, L., & Ghoreishi, M. (2023). Defining alternative recovery strategies for reuse: An analysis of multiple case studies under the reuse umbrella. In PLATE Conference Proceedings. Helsinki, Finland.
> Bradley, C. G., Terzioğlu, N., Franconi, A., Wilson, G. T., Clark, N., Greenwood, S. C., Fleet, K., Salvia, G., Ceschin, F., Iacovidou, E., & Corsini, L. (2023). Towards a shared research agenda for reusable packaging systems. In PLATE Conference Proceedings. Helsinki, Finland.
> Konteh, T., Ceschin, F., Harrison, D., Franconi, A., & Minton, T. (2023). Circular product design strategies, princicples, and guidlines for the metal sector. In PLATE Conference Proceedings. Helsinki, Finland.
> Badalucco, L., Franconi, A., (2022) “Quattro dialoghi su economia circolare e design“. In: Badalucco, L., (2022), Futuro Continuo – Esperienze di design per la transizione ecologica e digitale. Anteferma Edizioni, pp.54-85. ISBN 979-12-5953-032-5. Link.
> Franconi, A., Ceschin, F., Godsell, J., Harrison, D., Mate, O., and Konteh, T., “2050 Circular Metal Visions,” Report. The Interdisciplinary Centre For Circular Metals, November 21, 2022. ISBN 9781908549549.
> Franconi A., Ceschin F., Peck D., (2022). Structuring Circular Objectives and Design Strategies for the Circular Economy: A Multi-Hierarchical Theoretical Framework. Sustainability, 14(15), 9298.
> Franconi A., Reich J., (2022). Decentralised passive water harvesting. A possible solution for a water paradigm shift in urban areas. In BLUEDESIGN Acqua e Design Nell’Equilibrio tra Uomo e Ambiente. MD Journal 13 (194 – 203), 10.
> Ghoreishi M., Bhandari K., Franconi A. (2022). Fashion Economy through a Data-Driven Circular Ecosystem: A case study. In: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science 1009, n. 1: 012012. doi:10.1088/1755-1315/1009/1/012012
> Franconi, A. (2020). “Circular design project – Uno strumento per la progettazione multi-sistemica di prodotti circolari.” In 100 anni dal Bauhaus. Le prospettive della ricerca di design, (pp. 400–404). ISBN 9788-89-43380-2-7
> Franconi, A., Badalucco, L., Peck, D., & Nasr, N. (2019). A multi-hierarchical “Design for X” framework for accelerating circular economy. Proceedings of the Conference: Product Lifetimes And The Environment, 3. Berlin, Germany: Technical University of Berlin. ISBN 978-3-7983-3124-2
> Franconi A., Badalucco L., Peck David., Nasr N., Design for sharing, incentivizing circular bike-sharing systems. Review of Studies on Sustainability 1/2019, pp. 93-120, DOI:10.3280/RISS2019-001007
> Bucci, D., Franconi, A., Piovesan, F., & Tagliazucchi, S. (2018). Analyzing OvestLab’s collaborative regeneration process through a systemic design lens. In S. Barbero (Ed.) Book of Abstracts of Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD7) 2018 Symposium: Vol. 7th (pp. 119–121). ISBN 978-88-85745-24-7
> Franconi, A. (2018). Metodi per la progettazione di prodotti circolari. In Forum Nazionale Dei Dottorandi Di Ricerca in Design: Vol. 3. Fare ricerca in design. Mimesis Edizioni (pp. 385–396). ISBN 978-88-575-4923-1
> Franconi, A. (2017). Riciclo o sovraciclo? Design per un’Economia Circolare. Progetto Re-Cycle, 3, Il Prato Publishing House, Saonara (PD); ISSN 2465-1400.
> Franconi, A. (2012). Collettore di nebbia. Gagliardini Editore, 0/30, 158–161.


GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
> from 09/2019 – to 12/2019 ERASMUS + Brunel University London, Industrial Engineering, London, UK. In collaboration with Prof. Fabrizio Ceschin.
> form 05/2019 – to 08/2019 Visiting PhD – Delft University of Technology,  Industrial Design Engineering, Delft, NL – Under the supervision of Prof. David Peck.
> from 09/2018 – to 03/2019 Fulbright – Rochester Institute of Technology, Sustainable Engineering, Rochester, NY, USA – Under the supervision of Prof. Nabil Nasr. Link.
> from 09/2011 – to 12/2011 Thesis preparation abroad – California Polytechnic State University, Architecture and Design Department, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA. Under the supervision of Prof. Jonathan Reich.
> from 09/2010 – to 02/2011 Erasmus – Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Industrial Design, Istanbul, TR.


INFLUENCE ON POLICY
> 2023, April 18. Resource Efficiency (RE) research workshop 2: Potential benefits from resource efficiency in the steel sector. Workshop conducted online by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) & Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra).
> 2023, March 23. Resource Efficiency (RE) research workshop 1: Potential benefits from resource efficiency in the steel sector. Workshop conducted online by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) & Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra).
> 2023, February 14. Visions for the Circular Metal Economy. Workshop at the Circular economy for aluminium: Beyond recycling, Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills, Wolverhampton, UK. Organised by UK Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN). Link.


SCIENTIFIC AND ORGANISATION COMMITTEE
> Member of the Scientific Committee – Antifragile Glass 2022 – University Iuav of Venice, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and Fondazione Musei Civici Venezia, Vnice, IT. Link.
> Member of the Review Committee “Design for Adaptation” Cumulus Detroit 2022 –  College for Creative Studies (CCS), Detroit, US. Link.
> Member of the Scientific Committee – Research is Development (05/06/2020) – Multidisciplinary Conference of Ph.D. and Ph.D. Students. Link.
> Organiser – Fare Ricerca in Design (16-17/11/2017) – Forum nazionale dei dottorati in design – Sul Metodo / Sui Metodi. Esplorazioni per le Identità del Design – Venice, IT. Link.


ORGANIZED WORKSHOPS
> 08/11/2023 Long-term visioning workshop with Faith in Nature – Faith In Nature Ltd, Dale House, 35 Dale Street, Manchester, M1 2HF.
> 27/11- 03/12 2022 PISCES: Codesign Workshop – Kokoon Hotel, Banyuwangi, Indonesia.
> 24/11/2022 Towards the Circular Metal Economy: A Roadmap for the UK – One Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London, five hours event.
> 02/09/2022 Future Visions for a Metal Circular Economy – Brunel University London, four hours event.
> 05/11/2021 Visions For A 2050 Metal Circular Economy – Brunel University London, one-day in-person event.
> 19/11/2020 Minimization and ecodesign – 5th Symposium on Urban Mining and Circular Economy, virtual event.
> 01-04/10/2019. Il tempo nel design. Strategie intelligenti per la progettazione circolare, at University Iuav of Venice, Venice, IT. Link.
> 22/02/2019. Circular Product Design, toward’s 2030, at Rochester Institute of Technology (Vignelli Center for Design), Rochester, NY, USA. Link.
> 25-29/07/2018. Verso il 2050: design di prodotti circolari, at University Iuav of Venice, Venice, IT. Link.
> 05/02/2018. Circular Cards Workshop, at the European Institute of Design (IED), Venice, IT. Link.
> 09-13/10/17. BauHow5 Design Sprint: “The Circular University” – Faculty of Architecture and Design Technische Universität München + Vitra, Munich, DE. Link.


ORGANISED TALKS
> 29/09/2023. Circular Metals. The event was organised as part of the Circular Design Forum series., Online. Invited speakers Rachel Waugh from Oakdene Hollins, Marco Limani from Electrolux Professional Group, Luke Bloodworth from Jaguar Land Rover. My role: I invited the speakers, coordinated, introduced and moderated the event.
> 12/02/2021. I postumi del PhD. Comitato per la Valorizzazione del Dottorato, Online. Link.
> 21/24 – 09 -2020. The second life: Talks on Circular Economy – University Iuav of Venice (Laura Badalucco and Alessio Franconi). Link.
Material Matters with Emanuele Bompan (Renewable Matter), Laura Vannucci (SIACO), Francesco Musco (University Iuav of Venice). Video.
New business models, new consumption models with Clare Brass (Department 22), Fabrizio Ceschin (Brunel University), Riccardo Traverso (Deloitte). Video.
The innovation imperative – the future must be circular! with Sergio Fregoni (IDEO London), Cveta Majtanovic (University of Trento) + Maximiliano Romero (University Iuav of Venice). Video.
The food system of the future with Matelda Reho (University Iuav of Venice), Franco Fassio (University of Gastronomic Sciences), Sonia Cantoni (AMSA and director with responsibility for the environment of the Cariplo Foundation). Video.


INVITED PRESENTATIONS
> 24/10/2023. Design for Circular Metals, During Dutch Design Week’s Circular Design Forum.
> 30/05/2023. Towards 2050: Visions for a Circular Metal Economy, Brunel Design School – Research Spotlights. Link.
> 24/05/2023. Towards 2050: Visions for a Circular Metal Economy, NICER Showcase – University of Birmingham, UK. Link.
> 22/02/2023. Design for a Circular Economy, Circular Economy Innovation Network – Aluminium. Organised by Innovate UK KTN, Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills at the University of Wolverhampton. Link.
> 17/11/2023. 2050 ⁓ Visions for a circular metal economy in the UK, Mapping a Cleaner Future for Non-Ferrous & Light Metals, IOM3 – Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, Online. Link.
> 15/11/2022. 2050 ⁓ Visions for a circular metal economy in the UK, Useful Tuesday at Useful Projects, Online.
> 10/12/2021. Sustainability Implementation workshop, Sustainable Manufacturing for Repair and Reduction of Waste Project, London, UK, Online. Link.
> 08/10/2021. Iuav Academics Abroad|Verum Ipsum Factum 20021, Venice, Italy, Online, Link, Link.
> 26/03/2021. Upskilling and Reskilling: Building a Foundation for the Circular Economy, Circular City Week – New York, Online, Link.
> 25/02/2021. Labor and Education in the Circular Economy, Harvard Circular Economy Symposium, Harvard University, Online, Link.
> 04/04/2019. EFC European Environmental Funders Group explores Circular Economy in Italy, at Cariplo Factory, Milan, IT. Link.
> 27/11/2018. La sostenibilità può creare business? Come l’economia circolare produce un vantaggio competitivo, at Taplast Factory, Vicenza, IT. Link.
> 13/04/2017. ARS: Arte Riuso Sostenibilità – Quale Design Sistemico per la Sostenibilità?, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Venice, IT. Link.


CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS
> 31/05 – 02/06/2023. 5th Product Lifetimes and the Environment (PLATE) Conference – Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland.
> 06/12/2019. Design Doctoral Symposium. College of Engineering, Design & Physical Science, Brunel University London, London, UK. Link.
> 18/11/2019. 3rd Product Lifetimes and the Environment (PLATE) Conference – Paper presentation. Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Berlin University of Technology, Berlin, DE.
> 4/07/2018. R&D Design Innovation – Transformational Challenges for Organizations and Society – Paper Presentation. Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. Link.
> 17/09/2017. Fare Ricerca in Design (FRID) – Paper presentation. Iuav Doctoral School, University Iuav of Venice, IT.


INVITED LECTURES
> 24/01/2024. 2050 – Circular Metal Economy. MDes Design Futures module on Envisioning Futures at Royal College of Art. London, UK. Invited by Prof. Nazli Terzioglu and Prof. Dilusha Rajapakse.
> 16/01/2024. 2050 – Circular Metal Economy. MSc module on Future Resource Visions and Pathways at University College London. London, UK. Invited by Prof. Sampriti Mahanty.
> 01/02/2023. Circular Business Models. LAB University of Applied Sciences. Lappeenranta, Finland. Invited by Prof. Malahat Ghoreishi.
> 21/03/2022. Circular Business and Design Strategies. Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. Invited by Prof. Valentina Rognoli and Prof. Carlo Proserpio*.
> 03/05/2021. Design for Circularity. Università degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria. Invited by Prof. Francesca Giglio. Link.
> 09/12/2020. NABA – Design for Circular Economy. Nuova accademia di belle arti Milano. Invited by Prof. Barbara Pollini.
> 23/11/2020. Università degli Studi di San Marino. Invited by Prof. Ali Filippini.


HONOURS AND AWARDS
>
Nomination for the ADI Design Index 2021 – Targa Giovani; Link.
> Nomination for The Index Project 2021 (Design to Improve Life) with the project Circular Design Tool; Link;
> First place Artigianato Digitale award 2015, Confartigianato Ancona – Pesaro e Urbino.


CERTIFICATION
> Blue Economy Expert (29/06/2014), University of Pécs, Department of Economics, Pécs, H. Link.


COURSES ATTENDED
> 07 – 09/06/2023. Leadership in Action – King’s College London, Waterloo Campus.
> 08 – 09/09/2022. UKRI National Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Research Programme – ECR Summer School. Newcastle University, UK. Programme. UKRI Link.
> 14 – 16/07/2021. UKRI National Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Research Programme – Early Career Researcher Summer School. The University of Exeter. Programme. Online.
> 04/11/2014 – 16/12/2014. Human-Centred Design, online course, +Acumen. Link.
> 20/10/2015 – 15/12/2015. CircularX: Circular Economy – an Introduction, online course, EdX.org. Link.
> 22/10/2014 – 09/12/2014. Blue is the New Green: Urban Solutions to the Global Water Crisis, online course, EdX.org.
> 06/07/2014 – 19/07/2014. Blue Economy Summer School, University of Pécs, Pécs, H. Link.
> 18/11/2013 – 23/11/2013. EcoWeek Workshop, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, TR. Link.


SEMINARS
> 02-03/03/2020. NICER Program Circular Economy Showcase, UKRI Circular Economy Hub. Church House Westminster, London, UK.
>16-17/10/2017. Feltrinelli Camp – Planning the Future, Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Milano, IT.
> 24/10/2017. Circular Economy: una Risorsa Competitiva per le Aziende, Assolombarda,Confindustria Milano, Monza e Brianza, Milano, IT.
> 05/06/10/2017. Circular Shifts: Economia Circolare e Simbiosi Industriale, Material ConneXion Italia, Milano, IT.
> 03/10/2017. La transizione ad una circular economy e il futuro del riciclo degli imballaggi in Italia, Università Bocconi, Milano, IT.
> 21/06/2017. Neomateriali nell’Economia Circolare, Material ConneXion Italia, Milano, IT.
> 08-09/11/2016. Ecomondo, Stati generali della Green Economy, Rimini, IT;
> 01/11/2016. Creative Sparx: Design x Circular Economy – IDEO, Munich, DE.
> 06/11/2014. Circular Economy Symposium – Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Delft, NL.


MENTORING
> 2022/2023. Xiaojie Liu’s second master’s thesis supervisor (Thesis title: Circular Design – How can we build a circular community around a tool) – Brunel University London in collaboration with Circular Design.
> 13-14-15/05/2020. Mentor at Virtual InnoDays #CircularEconomy for “The circular plastics challenge“. Link.
> 2018/2019. Dilber Tan’s external advisor Master’s thesis supervisor (Thesis title: Developing an Espresso Coffee Machine for Circular Economy) – Politecnico di Milano in collaboration with Lavazza.


ORGANIZED COURSES
> Circular Design – Executive Master – Scientific coordinator Prof. Laura Badalucco – University Iuav of Venice, Venice, IT – Link, Link;
> Design Made in Italy. Identità e Progetto per le Nuove Imprese – Executive Master – Scientific coordinator Prof. Ali FIlippini – University Iuav of Venice, Venice, IT;



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