Piya Kerdlap has ten years of experience in life cycle assessment, circular economy, and clean energy in Southeast Asia. He leads PXP’s business in Southeast Asia covering the life cycle assessment, sustainable production and consumption, waste management systems and planning, clean energy deployment, product reuse, and industrial symbiosis.
Before establishing PXP, Piya led research at the National University of Singapore and the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology focused on developing a novel method for multi-level modeling and analysis of the life cycle environmental and financial performance waste-to-resource exchange networks as a decision-support tool for policy-makers, planners, and businesses. The results of Piya’s research has been referenced by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in the process of setting standards for conducting life cycle assessment of circular economy.
Prior to his research in Singapore, Piya was a Bangkok-based project manager at Nexant where he supported the Government Services team provide its clients with technical, financial, legal, regulatory and environmental advice critical for the sustainable development, management and delivery of clean and efficient energy services. Piya managed Nexant's portfolio of clean energy and international development work programs in Southeast Asia with a combined value of $2.4 million that covered solar mini-grids, rural electrification, smart grids, regulatory reform of electricity and water sectors in Southeast Asia, and regional clean energy conferences.
Piya is an alumnus of the Fulbright U.S. Student program. He conducted research in Thailand that compared the life cycle environmental impacts and financial costs and benefits of electric motorcycles versus gasoline-powered motorcycles. Piya obtained his bachelor’s degree in environmental science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at the National University of Singapore.