Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marzia Traverso

Head of Institute

Prof. Marzia Traverso, full professor and head of the Institute of Sustainability in Civil Engineering at RWTH Aachen University since 1st June 2017. PhD of Environmental Technical Physics of University of Palermo and environmental engineer, working in the field of Life Cycle Assessment and sustainability performance of building and transport sector and strategic environmental assessment to the transportation urban systems. From August 2008 to October 2011, she was post doc, scientific assistant and lecturer at the Chair of Sustainability Engineering of Technische Universität Berlin. Main research topics were the Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment and Social Life Cycle Assessment. From Nov. 2011 to March 2016 she was project manager at the research and innovation centre of BMW Group. She was responsible for the sustainability performance and LCA of several cars, such as: BMW i3, BMW i8, 7series. From May 2016 to April 2017 she was Scientific Officer at European Commission, JRC Seville in Product Bureau, responsible for the development of criteria for GPP on street lighting and traffic signals, GPP of Transport and Framework for Building Sector. Author and reviewer of several scientific papers in journals such as Sustainability, Int. Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, Industrial Ecology. Subject editor in Social life cycle Assessment in the Int. Journal of LCA. Member of several editorial boards such as: Int. Journal of LCA, Sustainable Development, Resources. Founder of a Non-Profit Organization “iSuD – Information for Sustainable Development” for disseminating sustainability concept among Italian consumers. President of Directorboard of the „Forum for Sustainability through Life Cycle Innovation“ – FSLCI. Chair of (Technical Listening) Global Listening Centre. And part of the expert panel for „Ingenieure retten die Erde e.V.“ – Organigramm. As well as Rapporteur of the Technical Working Group in the European Platform of Sustainable Finance since October 2020 . 

Research topics: Sustainability Assessment in theory & practice, Social Sustainability and Sustainability Assessment

Phone: +49 241 80 22761
Room: 221

Sustainability Assessment of Niobium Mining processes
Revision of the Guidelines of Social Life Cycle Assessment
Revision of EU Ecolabel criteria for Paper Products


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