Research Topics

Toolbox Sustainable Engineering – Sustainability Assessment in Theory and Practice 

From Life Cycle Thinking towards Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment

Development and integration of product-related methods reflecting all three sustainability dimensions

Definition of valid indicators and impact categories

Implementation of regionalized indicators (e.g. for social sustainability assessments)

Definition of additional sustainability dimensions (e.g. by defining governments or cultural heritage within an own dimension)

Development of integrative approaches (e.g. monetization)

Consideration of circular economy aspects for materials (e.g. for rare earth elements or critical raw materials)