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Dr Samantha Islam

Samantha is a climate advocate, researching on sustainable and data transparent production system.

Currently, she is a Research associate in the Engineering Department, on the project, S2upplant i.e. Smart, sustainable plastic packaging from plant, funded by National Environment Research Council (NERC). In this project she is assessing the environmental and economic impact of a novel biopolymer from plant. The newly developed biopolymer will replace the use of petrochemical plastic and its associated CO2 emission in food supply chains.

Samantha pursued her PhD on data-based supply chain efficiency improvement with Dr Jonathan Cullen at Resource Efficiency Collective as a Cambridge Trust and Commonwealth Trust scholar affiliating with St Johns College. She has a Masters in Green Manufacturing and a Bachelor in Industrial and Production Engineering.