CV

Education

1996 - 2003 Diplomingenieur Environmental Engineering (equ. M.Sc.) - Technical University Berlin
2003 - 2006 Ph.D. Thesis "Multimedia and Food Chain Modelling of Toxics for Comparative Risk and Life Cycle Impact Assessment" - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)

Academic grades

Ph.D.

Diplomingenieur Environmental Engineering (equ. M.Sc.)

Professional experience

2003 - 2005 Scientific Collaborator - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), School of Environmental Engineering, Group for Industrial Ecology & Life Cycle Systems
2006 - 2007 Scientific Consultant - self-employed
2007 - 2009 Research Officer and Lecturer (CIRAIG) - Ecole Polytechnique Montreal, Chemical Engineering, Interuniversity Research Centre for the Life Cycle of Products, Processes and Services
2010 - Associate Professor (DTU-MAN-QSA) - Technical University of Denmark, Management Engineering, Section for Quantitative Sustainability Assessment

Languages

German - mother tongue, English - fluent speaking and writing, French - fluent speaking and writing, Spanish - fluent speaking and writing

Expertise

Main expertises in methodological development and improvement of (environmental) system analysis and sustainable development tools such as life cycle analysis (LCA) and comparative risk assessment as well as teaching and supervising engineering students from undergraduate to Ph.D. level and engineers/scientists in continuing education in ecodesign, environmental systems analysis and modelling, LCA and sustainable development in general.

International experience

Subject Editor of the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment for the areas of Environmental fate and human exposure of chemicals; LCIA of impacts on human health and ecosystems. Contributing to the establishment of global recommended practice and guidance on life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) and uncertainty management in life cycle assessment (LCA). Member (partly chairman) of several expert groups and task forces of the UNEP-SETAC Life Cycle Initiative as well as advisory groups of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC). Expert Evaluator for the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme. Reviewer for several international journals (e.g. Environmental Science and Technology, Environment International, Ecological Modelling, International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, Journal of Industrial Ecology, Journal of Environmental Management).

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