Integrated Assessment and Climate Change Research Group
Energy, Climate, and Environment Program
Dr. Tomer Fishman's research is focused toward the materials that accumulate in our buildings, vehicles, infrastructure, consumer products, and green technologies, and how they form the interlinkages of wellbeing and welfare, economic development, and the environment. His work combines multiple approaches, including industrial ecology, circular economy, geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing, econometrics, and computational models.
Dr. Tomer is a lecturer at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya's School of Sustainability in Israel. Previously he was a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University's Center for Industrial Ecology. He has a PhD in Environmental Studies, an MA in Environmental Engineering from Nagoya University, Japan, and a BA in Economics from the Hebrew University, Israel.
Among his current research interests and projects:
1. Scenarios and forecasts of the accumulation of critical materials and construction materials in national economies and the global economy, and their challenges and opportunities for society, economy, and the environment.
2. Geospatial analysis and remote sensing and to globally map the amounts, locations, and spatial patterns of in-use material resources in mature economies, developing countries, and SIDS (small island developing states).
3. Resource efficiency strategies for the reduction of emissions related to material extraction, manufacturing, and use.