Nicolas MAT worked for over 10 years as a project manager in the field of industrial ecology and energy/climate change for port authorities, public authorities and industry sector, in France and abroad.
In 2015, he completed and obtained a PhD of “Ecole des Mines de Saint Etienne” in France. His research subject addresses the transition dynamics in port industrial areas, and more especially the contribution of industrial ecology to port city adaptation process towards a low-carbon society. He also teaches at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Faculty of Geography and Environment), University of Franche-Comté and different Ecoles des Mines in the field of industrial ecology and project management.
In April 2016, he became General Secretary of PIICTO association (Industrial and Innovative Platform of Caban Tonkin). This association gathers several local stakeholders (industries, port authority, public authorities, etc.) involved in the development and implementation of industrial ecology and circular economy in the Marseille-Fos port area.