Narendra Singh

Dr Narendra Singh

Sustainable Resource Management Specialist
BGS Keyworth

Narendra has over 10 years of experience in mineral sustainability and circular economy. His research work primarily focuses on the recycling of minerals, life cycle analysis, and material flow analysis of products containing critical and technological metals. His research shows that strategies such as coordination of eco-design, source reduction, and useful lifetime extension can be key to efforts toward climate neutrality for the electronics industry, which is currently among the top eight sectors accounting for more than 50% of the global carbon footprint.

Narendra Singh’s biography

  • 2022 to ongoing: Sustainable Resource Management Specialist, British Geological Survey
  • 2018 to 2021: Research Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology
  • 2016 to 2018: Postdoc researcher, Shenzhen University
  • 2012 to 2016: PhD Environment Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University
  • 2010 to 2016: MSc Environmental Science, Tamil Nadu Agriculture University


  • Decarbonisation and Resource Management challenge and circular economy.
  • Sustainability analysis of critical and technological metals particularly those required for ‘decarbonisation’, and criticality assessment.
  • Environmental impact assessment of products containing critical minerals and their flow analysis.
  • Environmental, social and governance issues associated with extraction and processing of primary and secondary raw materials in the UK and beyond.
  • Enhancing data availability on mineral commodities.

ORCID: 0009-0002-6519-9722


Key papers

NERC Open Research Archive — Dr Narendra Singh

Google Scholar



  • SimaPro, USEtox and Stan software
  • ArcGIS, Tableau, and SPSS software
  • R programming
  • Waste Reduction Model (WARM) and Integrated Exposure Uptake Biokinetic (IEUBK) Model for Lead metal toxicity
  • Burden of Disease analysis in Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs)
  • Pyrometallurgy: mechano-thermal and mechano-chemical processes to separate the metals from waste streams.
  • Weibull distribution and Bass diffusion model for lifetime probability distribution and forecasting
  • Recognized as “High-Level Professional in Shenzhen” from Shenzhen Government, China. 2021.4
  • Editorial board member of “Journal of Health and Environmental Research”, 2019-Present.
  • Editorial board member of Senhri Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, 2020-Present

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