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)