After a Bachelor’s Degree in food science and technology from Polytech’Montpellier (France) in 1993, Dominique Maxime continued his studies at AgroParisTech while working as a research engineer at the French Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA). With the support of a fellowship from the Agence de l’environnement et de la maîtrise de l’énergie (ADEME), he completed a Ph.D. in food engineering, which research project was about the management and the recycling of complex solutions used in the food processing industry. From 2003 to 2008, he was a research associate at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Food Research and Development Centre in Saint-Hyacinthe. Granted a NSERC visiting postdoctoral fellowship, he worked on the development of eco-efficiency indicators for the Canadian food and beverage industry, as part of the National Agri-Environmental Health Analysis and Reporting Program (NAHARP) from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. He joined the CIRAIG in early 2009.
He has substantial experience in performing LCA studies in various areas. His expertise is focusing on agriculture, agri-food, bioproducts and bioenergy, issues and methodological aspects related to these products and systems. He is also working on/with Input-Output data and hybrid IO-LCA analysis and their application, e.g. for territorial LCA, or for assessing the impacts from procurements by an organisation. Within the CIRAIG, he is also involved in quality control and management, and the revision of LCA studies. He authored, co-authored, or is currently involved in several LCA studies and projects.