Chanjief Chandrakumar is a Research Officer at the New Zealand Life Cycle Management Centre, Massey University, New Zealand. He is also pursuing his PhD at the same institute, where he is developing an absolute sustainability assessment method (ASAM) to benchmark environmental sustainability performance of different economic systems at multiple economic levels. The proposed ASAM is developed by complementarily using the indicators and targets suggested in Life Cycle Assessment, Planetary Boundaries and Sustainable Development Goals.
Prior to commencing his PhD at Massey, Chanjief worked at the University of Peradeniya and University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka as an Assistant Lecturer. Moreover, for the 2016 academic year, Chanjief was a T.I.M.E European Summer School Scholar in Sustainability and the Global Economy at KTH Royal Institute, Sweden. Chanjief graduated from the University of Peradeniya in 2016 with a first-class after studying Production Engineering.