Mécia Miguel is an ESR fellow at Tata Steel and a PhD candidate at the University of Sheffield. She holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from NOVA University of Lisbon (Portugal). After graduating and before joining the ReTraCE team, Mécia worked as an analyst at the European Central Bank based in Frankfurt. She was mainly involved in assessing the environmental impact of euro banknotes.


As an Early Stage Researcher, Mécia will focus on analysing and identifying appropriate methodologies for modelling social and environmental externality costs within conventional life cycle costing methods. In addition, a life cycle costing model will be developed for evaluating product innovations relating to the Circular Economy, in context of extending product life and reuse. The conceptualised tool will allow for a more precise and comprehensive comparison of linear and circular production systems.