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Dr Marco Cinelli ABSPIEH Associate


Research interests:

  • Development of Decision Support Systems (DSS) by means of Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding/Analysis (MCDA).
  • Main frameworks: sustainability, resilience and risk assessment.
  • Main application areas: materials and processes development, chemical safety, energy systems, technologies assessment.
  • Creation of a network of sustainability and decision support analysts to advance the scientifically meaningful use of MCDA in sustainability and resilience research.

Contribution to ABSPIeH lab:

  • Use of MCDA approaches and methods to support the development of medical devices suitable for their consistent and reliable use in low- and middle-income settings.


Marco Cinelli is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow at the National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Cincinnati, USA (current location) and Institute of Computing Science at Poznan University of Technology, Poland.

Between April 2017 and August 2018, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Future Resilient Systems (FRS) Programme of Singapore-ETH Centre in Singapore. Prior to this, he was an early career fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study and research assistant in the Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing Group of WMG Department, University of Warwick (UK). He also held, between May 2016 and February 2017, a visiting scientist position at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in Ispra (VA), Italy.

He received his Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Warwick (UK) in 2016, an International Master in Environmental Sciences with a major in Sustainable Development from Ca’ Foscari University in Venice (Italy) and Hiroshima University (Japan) in 2012 and a Bachelor degree in Environmental Sciences from Padua University (Italy) in 2008.

He is the recipient of a three-year Global Fellowship under the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions scheme. The resulting project, “Sustainability Assessment based on Decision Aiding (SAbDA)”, started in September 2018 and it is a collaboration between the United States Environmental Protection Agency and Poznan University of Technology.

Selected publications:

  • Kadziński, M.; Cinelli, M.; Ciomek, K; Coles, S. R.; Nadagouda, M. N.; Varma, R. S.; Kirwan, K. Co-constructive development of a green chemistry-based model for the performance assessment of nanoparticles synthesis. European Journal of Operational Research (IF: 3.297, Q1), 2018. 264(2): 472-490.
  • Cinelli, M.; Coles, S. R.; Sadik, O.; Karn, B.; Kirwan, K. A Framework of Criteria for the Sustainability Assessment of Nanoproducts. Journal of Cleaner Production (IF: 5.715, Q1), 2016. 126: 277-287.
  • Cinelli, M.; Coles, S. R.; Nadagouda, M. N.; Błaszczyński, J.; Słowiński, R.; Varma, R.S.; Kirwan, K. A green chemistry-based classification model for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles. Green Chemistry (IF: 9.125, Q1), 2015. 17: 2825-2839.

* Part of top 10% most downloaded articles published in Green Chemistry in 2015

    • Cinelli, M.; Coles, S. R.; Kirwan, K. Analysis of the Potentials of Multi Criteria Decision Analysis Methods to Conduct Sustainability Assessment. Ecological Indicators (IF: 3.898, Q1), 2014. 46: 138-148.

    * Enough citations to be in the top 1% of the academic field of Environment/Ecology, from Essential Science Indicators by Thomson Reuters; part of the most downloaded articles published in Ecological Indicators in the last 90 days