Darya Gerasimenko

Darya Gerasimenko

Scientific Lead

Darya Gerasimenko is a Professor for Sustainability Science at Samara (State Aerospace) University (SSAU); a Research Scientist in Circular Economy at the Institute of Technology and Public Policy (ITPP) with Prof. Bruno Oberle (Chair for Green Economy and Resource Governance (GERG)) at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), and a Lecturer at the University of St. Gallen (HSG). She is currently leading work on creation of Living Lab Lausanne (3L) at GERG/EPFL for Circular Economy development in Switzerland. She holds a PhD in Political Economy (of Industrial Policies and International Trade) from the University of St. Gallen (2015) and is an elected Council Member of the International Forum on Sustainable Value Chains (ISVC). Darya is also a certified Qigong/meditation trainer from Huang Ting TCM (Beijing, China; E-Mei School) and was teaching it at UniSport of St. Gallen University in 2015-2016. Her research interests are governance of Circular Economy (CE) transformation in various institutional settings, societal innovation for Circular Economy, living labs, partnerships and ecosystem awareness for CE, inner resilience dimension for enhanced co-creation ability in living (social) labs. She is also passionate about exploring/applying innovative teaching approaches. For example in her Masters Course “Circular economy transformation”, Darya focuses on eco-system awareness facilitation for CE transformation.

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