Anna Luthin M.Sc.

Research Assistant

Since July 2020, Anna Luthin works as a research assistant (PhD) at the Institute for Sustainability in Civil Engineering (INaB) and is a Joint-PhD candidate at RWTH Aachen University and the University of Melbourne (Australia). She studied Georesources Management at the RWTH Aachen University (B.Sc., M.Sc.). During her Master’s program, she specialized in environmental management and spent a semester abroad at the Università degli Studi di Padova in Italy, where she studied the effects of climate change. Furthermore, she gained her first experiences in energy management during an internship at Daimler AG. In her Master’s thesis, she examined the identification of trade-offs between environmental and economic performance by combining Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Costing (LCC). Anna’s current research focuses on LCA, LCC, and Social Life Cycle Assessment (S-LCA) in the context of the Circular Economy (CE) and she is an active member of the Center for Circular Economy (CCE) at RWTH Aachen University.

Research Topics:
LCSA (LCA, LCC, S-LCA), Circular Economy

Phone: +49 241 80 22998
Room: 216


Luthin, A.; Traverso M.; Crawford, R.H.: Circular life cycle sustainability assessment: An integrated framework. Journal of Industrial Ecology (2023). Published November 2023. DOI: 10.1111/jiec.13446 (IF: 7.202) 2022

Luthin, A.; Traverso M.; Crawford, R.H.: A joint assessment of circularity and environmental performance – a case study of recycled carbon concrete. Poster presentation at LCM Conference 2023, 05.09. – 08.09.2022 in Lille (France), 2022.

Luthin, A.; Traverso, M.; Crawford, R.H.: Assessing the social life cycle impacts of circular economy. Journal of Cleaner Production, 386, 135725 (2023). Published: February, 2023. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.135725 (IF: 11.072) 2022

Luthin, A., Traverso, M., Crawford, R. H.: Assessing the social life cycle impacts of circular economy. Journal of Cleaner Production, 386, 135725 (2023). Published February 1, 2023. DOI: (IF:11.072)

Luthin, A.; Mankaa, R.; Traverso M. (2022) SOCIABILL – A serious game for adults. Oral presentation at S-LCA Conference 2022, 05.09. – 08.09.2022 in Aachen (Germany), 2022.

Backes, J.G.; Del Rosario, P.; Luthin, A.; Traverso, M.: Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of End-of-Life Scenarios of Carbon-Reinforced Concrete: A Case Study. Applied Sciences 12, 9255 (2022). Published: September, 2022. DOI: 10.3390/app12189255 (IF: 2.838) 2021

Luthin, A.; Al Barwani, F.; Traverso M. (2022) Circular economy in the agri-food sector – Identifying circularity indicators within the framework of life cycle assessment. Oral presentation of Life Cycle Innovation Conference (LCIC) 2022, 29.06. – 01.07.2022 in Berlin (Germany), 2022.

Luthin, A.; Traverso M.; Crawford, R. (2022) Assessing social implications of circular economy by integrating circularity in S-LCA. Oral presentation at WasteLCA_3, 05.-10.06.2022 in Cetraro (Italy), 2022.

UNEP, 2022. Pilot Projects on Guidelines for Social Life Cycle Assessment of Products and Organizations 2022. Traverso, M., Valdivia, S., Luthin, A., Roche, L., Arcese, G., Neugebauer, S., Petti L., D’Eusanio, M., Tragnone, B.M., Mankaa, R., Hanafi, J., Benoît Norris, C., Zamagni, A. (eds.). United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Published April, 2022.

Traverso, M., Valdivia, S., Luthin, A., Roche, L., Arcese, G., Neugebauer, S., Petti, L., D’Eusanio, M., Tragnone, B.M., Mankaa, R., Hanafi, J., Benoît Norris, C., Zamagni, A. (eds.). United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).: Methodological Sheets for Subcategories in Social Life Cycle Assessment (S-LCA) 2021. Published December, 2021. More

Meyer, R.; Luthin, A.; Traverso, M. (2022) Circular Economy of phosphorus – challenges and findings in performing comparable LCA-studies of phosphorus-recycling. Conference Proceeding  and oral presentation of LCM 2021, 06.–08.09.2021 in Stuttgart (Germany, digital), 2021. DOI: 10.1051/e3sconf/202234901008.

Luthin, A.; Backes, J.G.; Traverso, M.: A framework to identify environmental-economic trade-offs by combining life cycle assessment and life cycle costing – A case study of aluminium production. Journal of Cleaner Production, 128902 (2021). Published: September, 2021. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.128902 (IF: 11.072) 2022