Tommy Wiedmann

Associate Professor
Sch-Civil & Environmental Eng
Contact details:
(+61 2) 9385 0142
(+61 2) 9385 6139

Civil Engineering Building (H20)
Level 3, Room CE312
Kensington Campus

Associate Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research interest

My main research question is how to achieve human wellbeing without increasing environmental impacts. My expertise is in integrated sustainability assessment and environmental footprint analysis. I develop and apply environmental input-output analysis as part of a holistic concept to life cycle assessment, industrial ecology and sustainable consumption and production research. 

Research Areas

  • Industrial Ecology
  • Carbon footprinting
  • Environmental footprint analysis
  • Resource efficiency
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Environmental input-output analysis
  • Sustainable consumption & production
  • Ecological Economics
  • Low-carbon economy
  • Green economy
  • Triple bottom line accounting
  • Sustainability metrics
  • Integrated sustainability analysis

 Lectures/Courses taught

  • Environmental and sustainability frameworks
  • Environmental accounting frameworks
  • Sustainability indicators
  • Integrated sustainability assessment
  • Environmental footprint analysis
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Material flow analysis

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

  • Adjunct Associate Professor at the Centre for Integrated Sustainability Analysis (ISA) at the University of Sydney
  • Editorial board member of the journal Economic Systems Research (ESR)
  • Contributing Author of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report of Working Group III, Chapter 5 'Drivers, Trends and Mitigation'
  • Guest Editor of the Special Issue 2009 of Economic Systems Research on 'Carbon Footprint and Input-Output Analysis'
  • Technical Working Group Member of the GHG Protocol Product and Supply Chain Accounting and Reporting Standard, 2009-2011
  • Director of Centre for Sustainability Accounting Ltd (CenSA) in York, UK
  • Member of the International Input-Output Association (IIOA) since 2007
  • Member of the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) since 2005
  • Previous affiliations with CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Canberra and the Stockholm Environment Institute at the University of York, UK.


  • 2012 Thomson Reuters Citation Award in Economics 


  • NeCTAR Industrial Ecology Virtual Laboratory, CI Manfred Lenzen   , 2012-2014, $160,000
  • CRC Low Carbon Living, RP2002, Integrated ETWW demand forecasting and scenario planning for precincts (ETWW: energy, transport, waste and water), CI Michael Taylor, 2013-2016, $120,000
  • CRC Low Carbon Living, RP2007, Integrated Carbon Metrics (ICM) – a multi-scale life cycle approach to assessing, mapping and tracking carbon outcomes for the Built Environment, CI Tommy Wiedmann, 2014-2017, $660,000


  • 1995 PhD, University of Ulm, Germany, Department of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
  • 1990 Diploma (equivalent MSc), University of Ulm, Germany, Department of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry