Staff Profile:Dr Eugene Mohareb

Dr Eugene Mohareb
Job Title:
Lecturer in Sustainable Urban Systems

Co-Director of Diversity and Inclusion, School of the Built Environment

Module Convenor:

  • CE1CPR Projects
  • CE3RES Resource-Efficient Built Environments
  • CEM219 Life Cycle Assessment

External Responsibilities:

  • Treasurer & Research Coordinator, Sustainable Urban Systems Section, International Society for Industrial Ecology
  • External Examiner (Civil Engineering), British University in Eqypt


  • BSc Eng (Biological Engineering University of Guelph
  • MSc (Biological Engineering) University of Guelph
  • PhD (Environmental Engineering) University of Toronto

Areas of Interest:

My research is centred on the investigation of the important role of cities in both the developed and developing world in reducing global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This includes the use of urban metabolism to examine topics such as scenario modelling of local GHG emissions, urban contributions to reductions in food system GHG emissions, and the adoption of low-carbon technologies, especially domestic retrofits. Ultimately, my research  uses quantitative sustainability assessments to contribute to the evidence base used in setting policy goals for low-carbon economies.

Research Areas include topics related to:

  • Urban GHG mitigation
  • Energy efficiency retrofit adoption in housing
  • Urban metabolism, urban immune systems
  • Low-carbon food systems
  • Life cycle assessment and other quantitative sustainability analysis
  • Civic analytics

Career Path:
After completing my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Biological Engineering from the University of Guelph, I worked for 4 years as a consultant in the food industry. I completed my doctoral thesis, entitled 'Quantifying the Transition to Low-Carbon Cities', in Civil/Environmental Engineering at the University of Toronto. My post-doctoral work included assisting with capacity building for rural infrastructure improvement in partnership with UN-HABITAT and the Lao Clean Water Agency (Nam Sa'at), consulting as a policy analyst for the Pembina Institute (an energy think tank) and conducting research as a visiting scholar within the Centre for Sustainable Development at the University of Cambridge. My work at the University of Reading focuses on research and teaching related to urban sustainability through resource efficiency and GHG emissions mitigation.

Research groups / Centres:
  • Energy & Environmental Engineering
  • Urban Living Research Group

Professional Memberships:

  • International Society for Industrial Ecology
  • American Chemical Society
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy

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