Yulia Lapko is an Assistant Professor at the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano. She teaches Industrial Eco-Efficiency and Energy Management Lab at the MSc of Management Engineering. She is a member of Italian Association of Professors of Industrial Plants Design & Management (Associazione Italiana Docenti di Impianti Industriale - AIDI). In June 2018 she obtained the joint PhD degree from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) under the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Programme “European Doctorate in Industrial Management". The PhD thesis title: “Opening the black box of material criticality: heterogeneity and interrelations of companies within and across industrial sectors”. Yulia holds Master of Science in Industrial Management (Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland, 2011-2013) and Master of Technology in Innovation Management (St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, Russian Federation, 2010-2012).
Lapko, Yulia, et al. "In pursuit of closed‐loop supply chains for critical materials: An exploratory study in the green energy sector." Journal of Industrial Ecology 23.1 (2019): 182-196.
Lapko, Yulia, and Paolo Trucco. "Influence of power regimes on identification and mitigation of material criticality: The case of platinum group metals in the automotive sector." Resources Policy 59 (2018): 360-370.
Lapko, Yulia, Paolo Trucco, and Cali Nuur. "The business perspective on materials criticality: Evidence from manufacturers." Resources Policy 50 (2016): 93-107.
Her main research interests are related to the management of natural resources at company and industrial systems levels, with a particular focus on critical materials and plastics, and their role in the transition towards the circular economy.